Following news from the Westminster Government that England is to go into a four week coronavirus lockdown from next week, the National Archives at Kew has announced that it has suspended bookings. The bookings page simply states the following:
Update: reading room bookings temporarily suspended
In response to the PM’s statement on Saturday evening, our next round of bookings will not go live on Monday 2 November while we seek clarification about the services we can offer. We’ll provide an update as soon as we can.
If planning a visit to Kew, please keep an eye out for further guidance at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/coronavirus-update/ or via TNA's Twitter feed at @UKNatArchives.
My next 5 week Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers course starts November 2nd - see https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=302. My book Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, at http://bit.ly/ChrisPaton-Scottish2 is now out, also available are Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) at http://bit.ly/ChrisPaton-Irish1 and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records at http://bit.ly/ChrisPaton-Scotland1. Further news published daily on The Scottish GENES Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.