Current disruption

Latest update on buildings, services and events impacted by Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

26 March 2020, 4pm

Children’s centres

All group activities and general public access will cease from 23 March until further notice. Individual appointments will still be available in some buildings and in people’s homes, for example where a family is in crisis or need to attend an appointment with a midwife. Children’s Centre teams are still available on the phone or email.

Country parks

We are continuing to monitor developments with COVID-19 to ensure that the services we offer are in line with up-to-date Government guidance.

In light of this, it is with regret that we will be closing all country park sites across Nottinghamshire, as well as their facilities and car parks from 23 March.

This includes Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey and Holme Pierrepont, Cotgrave and Bestwood Country Parks.

This decision has not been taken lightly and is one of many measures we have put in place to ensure effective social distancing in our communities across Nottinghamshire.

We recognise that access to our country parks may still be possible on foot, however we ask that any visitors keep themselves a minimum of two meters apart from each other to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Day services

We will not be providing group support through day centres from Monday 23 March. Day care and support will continue to be provided for people. We will work with individuals and families to work out how best to do this in their own home or in the community.


All libraries and archives, venues will close to the public with effect from 23 March. Adult, community and family learning classes will cease too as will 16-18 Study Programmes and arts. More information can be found at

Outdoor education

All our Notts Outdoors Education Centres will close from Monday 23 March until further notice. This includes Hagg Farm, St Michaels, The Mill Adventure Base, Perlethorpe, Brackenhurst and Sherwood Forest.

Recycling centres

All Nottinghamshire recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 March, following the Prime Minister's statement on 23 March. The sites will remain closed until the lockdown period is lifted. Any waste you would normally take to a recycling centre should not be placed in to your kerbside bin - instead it should be stored safely until the sites re-open.

Registration services

Birth and death registrations

Registration of births is suspended until further notice. Please do not try to book an appointment online or by calling our Customer Service Centre. During this time, parents are now able make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before a birth is registered as previous restrictions have been lifted in the meantime.

Our registration service will only be allowing visitors to enter their premises who are registering a death or still birth until further notice. In this case, only one person should attend the arranged appointment and this person must have no symptoms of cold, flu, cough or temperature, and must not be someone advised to self-isolate. You can book an appointment to register a death online below or by calling 0300 500 8080.


We are writing to all couples who have arranged weddings to urge them to postpone their arrangements or to limit visitors.


Works at Burton Road paused

Burton Road, which was due to close from 23 March 2020 for approximately eight months as part of the Gedling Access Road, will now remain open to all traffic until further notice.

Due to uncertainty around Coronavirus, work at the junction with Burton Road and the A612 Nottingham Road / Trent Valley Road will be paused.

School closures

The Government has announced that all schools and academies will be closed for the majority of pupils from Friday 20 March until further notice. Find out more about school closures.

Youth services

The Service remains open but will be focused on assisting and supporting individual young people through face to face meetings and by telephone and other technology. Our usual group sessions will not be going ahead.  

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