Northamptonshire County Council is making some changes to local service provision under current coronavirus restrictions. More information can be found below.
Under national restrictions, from 5th November library services across the county must close their buildings for general public access.
The new measures will apply for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, the reopening of libraries will be reviewed.
Under the restrictions, Northamptonshire Libraries will continue to offer the following services:
- Home Library Service - a no-contact service with doorstep delivery
- Order & Collect services
- Digital and remote services including eLending, e books and e audio, online events and activities via library Facebook pages and You Tube channel
These services will be managed in COVID secure ways, in line with government guidance. Services offered by the Community Managed Libraries may vary so residents are advised to check the web pages and social media channels for the latest information.
Whilst all public library buildings are currently closed, appointments are still being offered to customers via the Registration Service:
- Birth registrations are still permitted
- Weddings and Civil partnership ceremonies are not permitted to take place
- Notice of marriage or Civil Partnership appointments will continue
- All face-to-face death registrations have been suspended with immediate effect
People are advised to email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make contact in the first instance.
Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service
Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service is now temporarily closed until further notice.
As a result, the service is currently unable to offer its Research and Digitisation Services.
The bus timetables page of the NCC website provides the latest updates.
Northamptonshire country park car parks, toilets, play areas and cafes (take away service) will remain open and normal parking charges will be in operation.
All Children’s Centres have now closed until further notice.
Families that usually receive support from a Social Worker are advised to contact their Social Worker direct, or the duty team.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
The county council’s intention is for the Household Waste Recycling Centres to remain open throughout the period of additional COVID-19 restrictions.
Social distancing will continue to be enforced at all HWRCs and as a result there may be queues to access the sites.
People are being asked to consider if their visit is absolutely necessary.
A full list of service information can be found on the county council website.