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

Last updated: 3 August, 12.30pm

Registration services

Birth registrations

The Government has postponed the rules about registering a baby’s birth within six-weeks of their birth and parents can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered.

We are now taking appointments for all unregistered births, regardless of the date of birth. The following registration offices are open for appointments: 

  • West Bridgford
  • Arnold
  • Mansfield
  • Newark
  • Retford
  • Worksop 

Our registration team is also registering births from within the city area where parents reside in the county. Parents residing in the city should contact Nottingham City Council's registration team.

For more information, visit our birth registration page.

Death registrations

Deaths are currently being registered by telephone appointment ONLY until further notice. To make an appointment, please call 0300 500 8080.  You can book an appointment to register a death by calling 0300 500 8080.


Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies have now resumed at registration offices and council approved premises. Up to 30 people, including the couple, witnesses, officiants and guests can attend ceremonies, subject to the size of the venue

More information on the capacity of our registration offices can be found on our weddings and civil partnerships frequently asked questions page. 

Please note that council approved premises have their own capacity limits. This information can be confirmed by speaking with the venue directly.

Recycling centres

All 12 recycling centres in the county have reopened, please note strict restrictions are in place onsite. 

Opening hours are 8pm to 8pm, 7 days a week. 

Only selected items can be taken to recycle - for more information please read our frequently asked questions.

Country parks

Car parks at all the country parks below are open:

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

Please follow social distancing guidance at all times. 

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

Children’s centres

All group activities and general public access ceased on 23 March 2020 until further notice, although all main Children's Centre Service sites have remained open and staff are working.  Visit Children's Centre Service for further information and updates.  We will also be updating information on Notts Help Yourself.

Individual appointments will still be available in some buildings and in family homes, where it is safe to do so, for example where a family is in crisis and need face to face rather than over the phone support, or where a mum-to-be needs to attend an appointment with her midwife.

Children’s Centre Service teams are still available on the phone and online.  

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.


Inspire, who deliver culture, learning and libraries on behalf of the County Council, have reopened most of our libraries and archives.

Visit the Inspire website to check opening times, guidelines for visiting and for full information about service availability in advance of your visit. 

Outdoor education

Our Notts Outdoors Education Centres are back open to the public, with necesary restrictions in place. We have been awarded the Good To Go industry standard and are now able to offer short breaks again. This includes Hagg Farm, St Michaels, The Mill Adventure Base, Perlethorpe, Brackenhurst and Sherwood Forest.

The Mill Adventure Base's School Holiday Club will be running in line with government guidelines from 27 July to 28 August. 

Certain Notts Outdoors Centres will be re-opening to schools for day visits from the Autumn term.

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


From Monday 15 June, passengers on all forms of public transport, including Nottsbus Connect services are required to wear a face covering while travelling. 

Nottsbus Connect Services

The following services will run as normal between the times shown:

  • 510 (6:45am - 9:20am) (3:05pm - 6:31pm) all other times will be on demand
  • 528 (6am - 10am ) (4pm - 6:50pm) all other times will be on demand

All other services continue to be on-demand only. The services affected are: 108, 123, 197, 204, 205, 217, 218, 219, 330, 333, 334, 335, 354, 417, 511, 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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