Service closures and disruptions
This page outlines current changes to council services and closures to council buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can find more information and support on the main COVID-19 page.
You can also check closures of other local services on Connected Kingston's COVID-19 pages.
Guildhall 1 and 2 are currently closed to visitors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
You can still contact services by telephone:
General enquiries - 020 8547 5000
Housing (Homelessness) - 020 8547 5003
Adult Social Care - 0208 547 5005
Achieving for Children- 020 8547 5008
Job Centre Plus
Clients can now access JCP services at Guildhall 2. A security guard will be on hand in reception to direct any JCP visitors.
Please note that JCP is open to the public from 10am until 2pm, Monday to Saturday.
- Enquiries - 020 8914 7001
- Universal Credit - 0800 328 5644
Leisure centres and heritage
Visit www.kingston.gov.uk/leisure-centres for information about specific leisure centres.
Following the loosening of restrictions on April 12, 2021, some of our libraries have reopened in limited capacity.
Green spaces, playgrounds and public toilets
Parks, children's playgrounds and public toilets are open.
Tadlow Housing Office
Tadlow Hub will be closed until further notice. If you would like to discuss the Cambridge Road regeneration programme, we’re only a call or email away - please get in touch if you have any questions. Call us on freephone 0800 304 76 33, email us: [email protected] or feel free to contact your Resident Services Officer.
Losing a loved one is always distressing and the pandemic has brought new challenges and difficulties for those left behind. For help with registering a death, planning a funeral or accessing bereavement support, please see our bereavement page.
Children's centres and youth centres
Visit the Achieving for Children website for the latest information about children's centres.
Council repairs service
Visit our council repairs webpage for more information.
Domestic violence support hub
The Kingston One Stop Shop and face to face meetings are closed until further notice. Support is still available by contacting the Kingston Domestic Violence Hub on 0208 547 6046 (Monday - Friday 9am-5:30pm). More information on our domestic abuse support pages.
For the latest information on repairs, gas and electrical works, caretaking and more visit our updated housing services changes page. Contact Housing Options if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, on 020 8547 5003.
Local Land Charge search applications and Personal Searches
This service re-opened on 26 May, but is operating with reduced resources. You can find more information on our Local Land Charges page.
Sexual health services
Sexual health services have been affected by COVID-19 and many have changed their opening hours. Please check on the relevant local service webpages for details and call the service before visiting. For information on key services see our sexual health pages.
Waste and recycling services
Villiers Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre is open. Anyone needing to visit must book an appointment to aid social distancing and keep our community safe. Visit our waste and recycling page for more information.
Please check your individual school website for the latest information. For information about schools, childcare and key workers visit our education page.