National advice and local information on Coronavirus

Last updated: 8 June at 09:39

Critical frontline services such as fire and rescue, waste collections, highways and adults and children’s social care are continuing to operate. And we are regularly updating our services affected by COVID-19 page with any significant changes to keep you fully up to date on how our services are being delivered.

There is lots of information and advice on our COVID-19 web pages from how to get help and support, schooling and child care for key worker children, tips on explaining COVID-19 to children and homeschooling, to advice on mental health and wellbeing and staying in and working out. There's advice for businesses, schools, child care provides and council suppliers too. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news, service updates and advice.

Here are our latest service updates:

Registering births

New parents in Oxfordshire who have been patiently waiting to register the birth of their new-born child are now able to do so – with some already having attended appointments with registrars to complete the process.

In line with refreshed Government guidance, the council is now offering face to face birth registrations by appointment. Please note that in line with the General Registrars Office guidelines, births cannot be registered remotely by telephone or by video conference.

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Bus passes and travel

People using concessionary bus passes are being advised that later this month temporary changes to the times the passes could be used will end.

From 15 June the entitlement to free travel for pass holders will again be from 9.00am to midnight Monday to Friday and anytime Saturday and Sunday.

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Household Waste and Recycling Centres

All household waste recycling centres reopened on 18 May.

In order to keep residents and staff safe, we have made changes to the way recycling centres will operate, including reducing opening hours to 8am – 5pm to allow for cleaning, limiting the number and size of vehicles coming in and social distancing measures. Please read our waste reopening questions for full details and before visiting. Further details are also available in our press release.

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What to do with your waste

If anyone in your household has or is suspected to have Coronavirus, all personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths should be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

It is believed that the virus is unable to survive outside of the body for more than 72 hours. Storing any infected waste for that length of time before collection helps to protect others, including the waste collection crew.

Recycling, food and green waste can be placed in the correct bin as normal, no special arrangements are needed. If you are unsure what bin to put items in please check the waste wizard www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wastewizard

Please check with your district council for up to date information about waste collections.

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News from other agencies in Oxfordshire

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