Tips and libraries in Powys are to remain closed for the time being, the county council has said.

As part of a move to tweak lockdown measures in Wales on Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford said that councils would be able to start working towards reopening sites.

Now the council has said that while it is "working towards" reopening some tips and libraries, "a great deal of work" needs to be done before any service resumes in Powys.

The authority says it will only happen when it is confident that measures are in place to minimise the risk of infection and spread of coronavirus.

Nigel Brinn, the council's corporate director for economy and environment, said: “We need to be absolutely certain that our libraries and household waste recycling centres are safe for both customers and staff before we re-open them, that process cannot be rushed so please do not expect to see your local service open quickly.

"Further information about the re-introduction of any form of service delivery will be announced as soon as we have accurate information.

"In the meantime, our regular waste and recycling collections will continue as they have done throughout the outbreak and all books out on loan continue to be automatically renewed and any fines are waived, so please just keep your books at home for now.”

The library e-resources continue to be available, so e-books, e-audio downloads, e-magazines and e-comics are available. Access to for library members using home computers has also been extended to May 31.

If you need any help with setting up accounts and borrowing e-resources, email