As the UK enters a second national lockdown non-essential businesses are required to close from November 5. Some services, such as schools, libraries and public spaces have remained open, though many are operating at reduced hours.

This is a round-up of the changes to public services in Wandsworth until December 2.

Children’s Centres and Youth Centres

Certain children's centres, youth centres and community hubs open to support the most vulnerable during lockdown. You can find out more on THRIVE.

Council buildings

The Customer Centre is currently open for limited services only, you can book a face-to-face appointment only where enquiries cannot be resolved online or by phone.


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Wandsworth’s libraries will open from 10am to 2.30pm at each branch on its normal weekday and Saturday opening days. Available services include:

• Book return at the entrance to the building.

• Library Takeaway, where items can be reserved online or over the phone. Staff will leave your item ready to collect at the entrance to the building

• Pre-booked 30-minute computer sessions for access to public services. However staff will not be able to assist.

• The Home Delivery Library service will continue to deliver books, magazines and other resources to elderly and vulnerable customers

Browsing will not be allowed and print newspapers and magazines and seating areas will not be available.

All room bookings, study spaces, events and programmes such as children’s story time sessions and book clubs remain suspended until further notice.


All parks and open spaces will remain open. However, from November 5 tennis courts and outdoor gyms will be closed. Park cafes will close from midnight on Wednesday November 4 but take away services can continue. Toilets will remain open with enhanced hygiene arrangements.


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Playgrounds will remain open.

Register Office services

Register offices will remain open for birth registration and citizenship which require face to face appointments under current legislation. Death registrations can be taken via telephone/online. Weddings may take place in exceptional circumstances and funerals will continue with up to 30 attendees.


Parking enforcement will continue with no planned changes though the Council will provide free parking for NHS and social care workers and teachers through a dispensation process.


Schools will remain open for all children.