Decision details

Temporary changes to service and closures due to Covid 19

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Due to the immediate impacts of Covid 19 and to comply with Government guidelines and legislation, decisions taken to protect the public and staff.


• Registration Services - with immediate effect and until normal operations resume
o Standard terms and conditions financial penalty clauses relating to postponement and cancellation of ceremonies waived
o All ceremonies to be limited to a maximum of 10 people plus the couple (i.e. 12) to support social distancing (this number to include all attendees at the ceremony e.g. photographers, bridesmaids, children, etc).
o Deferral of non-essential appointments

• Archives search room - with effect from Wednesday 18 March 5 PM
o Closure of public search room until further notice (remote enquiries, e.g. emails and letters will continue to be responded to)

• Public Library Service - with effect from Friday 20 March, 3:15 PM
o Closure of public library service until further notice except ‘at home’ delivery service which will continue but with additional safeguards (three day minimum quarantine period for books and amended doorstep practice)

• Leisure Services - with effect from Friday 20 March, 3:15 PM
o Closure of all leisure services until further notice

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

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