Sunday 21 March marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information possible. However, for those who have not yet submitted their online or paper questionnaires, or have maybe misplaced their invitation letter, there is help available.
Assistance is available if required and our local support centres are still open to provide face-to-face help. You can contact the National Census call centre on freephone 0800 141 2021 or contact Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centres on 07849 794490.
Field officers will soon start calling at households who have not completed their census. They will follow social distancing and COVID-safe guidelines, supporting people to take part. They will be equipped with PPE and will never need to enter anyone’s home. They will be operating much like a postal or food delivery visit.
The ONS will never share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.
If people do not complete their census, they may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000.