Northamptonshire County Council is announcing changes to
several services as part of its ongoing response to Covid-19 to help keep the
public and staff safe and to support the government’s social distancing advice.
At the end of yesterday (Monday 23 March) All
Northamptonshire libraries were closed to the public until further notice.
Any items that are due back during this time will be automatically renewed
until libraries re-open and no fines will be incurred during this period.
Library members can still access a range of e-books, e-audiobooks, e-newspapers
and e-magazines from home through the Northamptonshire Libraries online
subscription service at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraryonline
Residents who are not currently a member of a library, can
take advantage of the e-resources available by joining as a virtual member at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraryonline
Our country park car parks, play areas and public buildings are closed for the foreseeable future.
The park grounds are open for outdoor exercise but only in accordance with current government rulings around social distancing.
The closure applies to Irchester, Sywell, Brixworth, Barnwell and Fermyn Woods Country Parks.
Civil partnerships and weddings
Customers will be asked to postpone and rebook their ceremonies. They will not
be charged for rebooking their ceremony.
Leader of the council Councillor Matt Golby said: “These are
unfortunate but very necessary steps we must take to help safeguard the health
of the people of Northamptonshire. We take this responsibility very seriously
and while we understand that many people use these services regularly, wherever
possible we have to put measures in place to support the government’s social
distancing efforts and help tackle the spread of Covid-19.”
The council’s website is being regularly updated with the
latest information including health advice and guidance, changes to council
services and events, support available for businesses and educational settings
plus details about how to volunteer to help. Go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus