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Schools and education

Schools are open for nursery, reception, year 6, 10 and 12 pupils.

Contact your child’s school for their specific arrangements

Find your school's contact details

 

Re-opening schools – guidance for parents and carers (GOV.UK). Parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time.

 

Information for key worker parents (and other eligible groups)

This information does not cover independent (fee-paying) schools.

The government advises social distancing for everyone, including children. Consider this when deciding whether to send your children to school.

If you have guidance from your head teacher about where your child should be going to school, or confirmation that the school will be open, please follow that guidance.

If your child is entitled to a place at a school and you have been unable to secure one, please email inyear@hertfordshire.gov.uk with the following:

  • your name, address and phone number and email
  • school name usually attended by your child/children
  • year group
  • days you need school provision
  • whether your children are eligible because you are a key worker, or for another reason
  • any relevant special needs / vulnerabilities of your child, for example whether they have an Education Health and Care Plan.

 

Childcare, children's services and family centres

 

Libraries and archives

All Hertfordshire libraries are closed.

We’ve introduced a safe and easy way for you to collect books from our libraries – Ready Reads

You can still get stuck in to our ebooks and audiobooks or read magazines and newspapers online.



Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
(HALS) is also closed. This means:

• We are still providing an enquiry service. Please contact us at hals.enquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk or 0300 123 4049.

From 13 July, we can provide copying, research and some other services which require access to the collections. We can supply items from the Heritage shop subject to availability.

• You can still explore and research online, via the archive catalogue, Hertfordshire Names Online and Herts Memories

• Ancestry is now available online free for library members

• All archives events, talks and visits are cancelled

 

 

Adult social care and day services

People with care and support needs

Day services

Day services centre changes - temporary changes to council-run day services. We've written to people who use the service, read the easy read letter. Private funded centres will have different arrangements.

Direct payment users and their personal assistants

Carers

 

Register offices

Most of our Register Offices are open for pre-booked appointments only.


Copy certificates


Ceremonies

  • All pre-planned ceremonies have been cancelled until 3 July 2020.
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies can now re-start from 4 July 2020. If you wish to re-arrange or book a new ceremony email registrars.admin@hertfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 123 4045.
  • Citizenship ceremonies – We are not booking any ceremonies until further notice. UK Visas and Immigrations has extended the time you have to book your ceremony. It's now 6 months from when the Home Office invites you.

 

Health and wellbeing services (including walks)

Health in Herts – contact your service direct to see if they're currently running.

Some local health and wellbeing services will be disrupted at the moment, including health visitors, school nurses, substance misuse, sexual health, mental health and stop smoking services.

Group Health Walks are temporarily suspended. However, rights of way are still open.

 

Highways and bus travel

 

Fire and Rescue

  • Herts Fire and Rescue Service is responding to all emergencies.
  • We're currently running a reduced service for home visits (only for those most at risk) and inspections on commercial premises.

 

Business advice

 

Planning

  • Our public office at County Hall is closed to visitors until further notice.
  • We are continuing to work on existing planning applications and permissions. The April Development Control Committee has been cancelled, we’re looking to hold the May meeting virtually.
  • New planning applications - email spatial.planning@hertfordshire.gov.uk before submitting applications via the planning portal or making a request for pre-application advice. The process for new applications might change, due to the statutory need for publicity.

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