Covid-19 Update

Max are pleased to confirm that our teams are still fully operational in line with the latest government guidelines. This includes our off-site team at ONS. We do understand, however, that for many businesses and institutions this is unfortunately still not the case. We continue to wish you well during this difficult period and look forward to somewhat easier times, hopefully by Spring 2021.

If you would like to schedule a call for a future date, please complete our contact form indicating a preferred day. We have decided to freeze our prices until May 1st 2021 to ensure that our customers are not penalised by the ongoing restrictions. We may decide to extend this date further still.

In the meantime, please do take a look at our podcasts page . The passion, enthusiasm and insight from our guest speakers has been inspirational, especially given the circumstances.

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The National Archives

The National Archives

The National Archives

A Message from Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper: The National Archives

Dear colleagues,
I’m writing to let you know that based on the latest national restrictions in England, The UK National Archives will suspend its public reading room service as of today, 5 November. We remain operational and our online services are unaffected.

We have made this decision after consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and other partner organisations. It goes without saying that it is always hard for archivists to suspend access to the archive as that access is our passion and purpose, but at this time we understand it is necessary, to comply with the new rules and to play our part in controlling the virus.

As you will be aware, the latest national restrictions are quite different to those issued in March and they do not present a single picture for archives. I know that many of you have already taken the decision to suspend on site public services as we have done. Others may still be in local discussions about how the rules apply to their specific remit or industry. So there is no sector wide rule but, as ever, our regional advisors are on hand to talk through any specific queries that you have.

We will continue to work closely with colleagues in government and across the sector to maintain the flow of information and will share the latest about our practice and interpretation of guidelines as we have done previously on our coronavirus webpages. Please do share your experiences and questions with us at .

With best wishes,

Jeff James
Chief Executive and Keeper
The National Archives