Changes to services during coronavirus (covid-19)

See an overview of how our services will change while North Yorkshire is in national lockdown.

Household waste and recycling

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open, with some restrictions, during lockdown. But you should stay at home as much as possible to limit the spread of coronavirus, so please only use them if you have to. 

Find more information on our changes to household waste and recycling services page.

Births, deaths and marriages

Some restrictions are in place for weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals, find more information on our changes to births, deaths and marriages page.

Library and record office services

Libraries are open with some restrictions in place. Our home library and supermobile library services are running as normal. 

The record office is currently closed. 

Find more information on our changes to library and record office services page. 

Schools and children's services

Colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

University students who are undertaking training and study for courses listed on GOV.UK should return to face to face learning as planned and be tested twice, upon arrival or self-isolate for ten days. Students who do not study these courses should remain where they are wherever possible, and start their term online, until at least Mid-February.

Find more information on our changes to schools and children's services page. 

Adult social care

Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak.

You can find out more on our visiting care homes during coronavirus page.

You can find information on our changes to adult social care page.

Transport and highways

There may be some social distancing measures in place across the county. 

You can find information on other changes to public transport and public rights of way on our changes to transport and highways page. 

Public Health services

Find out more on our changes to public health services page.