Coronavirus Support Pages

Update on services

For more information on COVID-19, visit Our Customer Service Centre is working remotely. If you have an urgent enquiry please call 01923 226400.

Volunteering and Getting Support

  • Council Tax - There is NO need to apply for council tax support (for those already in receipt of council tax support) with the new government support

Change to services

  • Parks & Open Spaces: All of the borough’s parks and open spaces remain open for now. Children’s playgrounds and outdoor gyms are closed to ensure the safety of the public during the pandemic. The following carparks are reopen from 13 May: Cassiobury Park (enforcement and charges applies), Cheslyn Gardens, King Edward II Playing Fields, Radlett Road Playing Fields and Whippendell Woods.
  • Parking - We are not carrying out enforcement on the majority of the council's off street car parks or permit, pay and display and shared use bays. PLEASE note, from 13 May parking enforcement resumes on St Albans Road and Whippendell Road to ensure public safety but remains relaxed in residential streets and Controlled Parking Zones and free parking is still available in all council car parks.
  • Elections - The government has postponed all elections that were due to take place on 7 May 2020.


  • Cemeteries - North Watford and Vicarage Road cemeteries reopen to the public from 24 April with normal opening times - visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines. Funeral services are still taking place with families present.


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