Here's what you need to know about Cambridgeshire County Council's services in lockdown three
With the new lockdown under way, the majority of services at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council will continue to operate as usual.
However, in compliance with national safety guidelines some of the council's services will have restrictions in place and these are detailed below.
Coroners - The Coroners service for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is continuing to operate as normal. Inquests are continuing to be held remotely (via Skype) and in person. It is recommended that people attend inquests remotely where possible.
Household Recycling Centre – All nine HRCs in Cambridgeshire will remain open as usual during lockdown with safety measures in place, however customers are advised to avoid unnecessary visits.
Libraries – All libraries in Cambridgeshire are open, with safety measures in place but operating a restricted service. Customers can use the Select and Collect service to choose and pick up titles, as well as using computers by appointment, with bookings limited to those using public services only.
Registration Services - Following the lockdown announcement, marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can only take place in exceptional circumstances (such as one party with a terminal illness meaning very short life expectancy) and both council’s registrations teams are in the process of contacting all couples with a ceremony booked in January and February to discuss options.
In Cambridgeshire, the county’s registration service is open for certain pre-booked appointments only:
Deaths that took place in Cambridgeshire (these are conducted by telephone)
Births that took place in Cambridgeshire
Notices of marriage or civil partnership (ceremony must be booked first – these can be booked for late Spring onwards)
Copy certificates, for events previously registered, can be ordered online.
For full details about Cambridgeshire registration services and / or to book visit here. If you are unable to book / order on-line then please call 0345 045 1363.
Residents can continue to register births, but there may be a longer wait than usual for an appointment. Death registrations take place over the telephone, you can book an appointment by calling the office or online.
For notice of marriage/civil partnership appointments – customers with booked appointments during lockdown can still attend. The team is contacting, in ceremony date order, those couples who need to give their notice of intention.
Citizenship Ceremonies - Small group citizenship ceremonies are being held. To book a place call 01733 864646.
Certificates - Orders can only be taken for certificates from recently registered births and deaths. The priority service is suspended.
For full details about Cambridgeshire registration services and to book appointments contact 0345 0451363.