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

Last updated: 26 May 2020, 9.45am.

Country parks

Car parks at:

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • Holme Pierrepont Country Park
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park
  • Bestwood Country Park
  • Cotgrave Country Park 
  • Green spaces across Nottinghamshire 

are now re-opened to the public. If you are visiting one of our country parks, please follow social distancing guidance at all times. 

Please note that visitor facilities at the parks will remain closed until further notice, also there is reduced car parking capacity at Sherwood Forest Country Park.

Check Rufford Abbey, Holme Pierrepont and Sherwood Forest Country Park websites and social media for further details about restrictions in place.

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 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.

Recycling centres

Eight of the 12 recycling centres in the county have reopened, but sites are operating reduced hours and strict restrictions will be in place. You should only visit a site to dispose of essential waste.

Beeston, Bilsthorpe, Calverton, Hucknall, Newark, Retford, Warsop and Worksop recycling centres (managed by Veolia) are now open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, apart from Newark which is open 10am to 4pm - this is to avoid causing additional congestion on the Brunel Drive Industrial Estate and around the A1/A46/A17 junctions during the evening traffic peak.

This is the first phase of reopening while plans to re-open the remaining sites are underway. For more information on the reopening please read our frequently asked questions.

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.

Adult Social Care

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and in response to the Coronavirus Act 2020, we are making some temporary but significant changes to the way we provide adult social care in Nottinghamshire. This is to make sure that we can support the most vulnerable people in our communities during this time. Find out more about our Adult Social Care offer

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 are closed. Adult, community and family learning classes will cease too as will 16-18 Study Programmes and arts. More information can be found at

Planning is now underway for a gradual reopening of libraries and archives from 6 July 2020. Please note libraries will be operating with a reduced service and buildings will have limited capacity to ensure customer and staff safety. Please check back for further updates.

Outdoor education

All our Notts Outdoors Education Centres are closed until further notice. This includes Hagg Farm, St Michaels, The Mill Adventure Base, Perlethorpe, Brackenhurst and Sherwood Forest.

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.  

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.

Children Employment, Entertainment and Chaperones

All chaperone training will cease from 23 March until further notice. Chaperone applications are still being accepted as are renewal chaperones licenses, dbs checks are being carried out through video links and email.

Entertainment and work permit applications will be considered on a job by job basis. Our CEE team is still available if you have any questions or queries please phone 0115 8546082 or email


Nottsbus Connect Services

From Tuesday 7 April 2020 Nottsbus Connect  will be trialling a demand responsive service across their network of services. Services affected are:- 108, 123, 197, 204, 205, 217, 218, 219, 330, 333, 334, 335, 354, 417, 510, 511, 528, 532, 536, 747, 850, 852, 853, 535, 863 and Berry Hill Flyer.

Anyone wishing to use the service should call 0115 804 4699 or email Please call/email between 10:00am - 12:00pm Monday to Friday to book transport for the following day.

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