Staffordshire’s record office is preparing to reopen to the public from Tuesday 14
July.
The office, on Eastgate Street in Stafford will be open on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays for two weeks and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a
further two weeks, before resuming normal opening times from 11 August. Saturday
opening will start from 22 August reverting back to one per month.
Visitors to the records office will be limited to four at a time and people interested in
viewing original documents will need to request them beforehand.
Meeting rooms will remain closed and there will be no access to PCs, printers,
photocopiers and micro fiche/films, however, all the usual digital archive and heritage
services and collections will be available online.
Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member responsible for Archives
and Heritage, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our Record
Offices and getting our Museum Service up and running again.
“Our public spaces will look a little bit different as we have introduced some new
processes to ensure our staff and visitors are safe. Hand sanitising, hygiene and
social distancing arrangements will all be in place and if Personal Protective
Equipment is necessary it will be provided to staff and volunteers. We would ask
people to work with us and to please follow the advice as we start to give people
access to our wonderful historic collections once again.” –
People will also be able to request and view documents from the William Salt Library
by ordering them in advance, however, the building will remain closed.