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Highland Council has reminded the public that its service points remain closed as part of ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus social distancing guidance


By Philip Murray

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Highland Council news.
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HIGHLAND Council has moved to remind communities that its service point network remains closed for now – in line with Covid-19 guidance.

Anyone who wishes to access council services can do so online, over the telephone or by email.

"Although our offices currently remain closed to the public, please be assured that staff are still working and are available to deal with customer enquiries by telephone or email during office hours," said a council spokesman.

"Registration Offices are open to the public for birth registrations and high priority registrations by appointment only and following all current social distancing and hygiene guidance.

"The council is reminding new parents that if they have had a baby during March, April or May and have not yet made arrangements to register the birth of their child it is important that they make contact with their local registration office urgently.

"Babies born during June or onwards, can be registered by making an appointment with your contact your local registration office

"Please see how to contact Registration at: www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus/RegistrationUpdates.

"Re-opening of Service Points further will be taken with advice from the Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance and when this allows for this to happen safely. Activity will be undertaken in a planned and co-ordinated way to ensure a safe working environment for staff and safe access for the public.

"At the heart of what we do is the safety and wellbeing of the community and the safety and wellbeing of our staff. We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time."

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