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Registration: Advice on Covid - 19

Death Appointments

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation no face to face death registration appointments are being offered in our offices. All deaths will now be registered via a telephone appointment. When booking an appointment, please ensure you are in a position to take a phone call that is likely to last approximately 45 minutes.

To make an appointment, please click here.  Alternatively please contact 01452 425060 to book an appointment and ensure you confirm the most appropriate contact number. If you have not been advised that a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death has been emailed to Registration please do not book an appointment. We are unable to Register a Death without this.

Births

In line with Government advice, we are now permitted to undertake Birth Registrations.  Due to the restrictions that have been in place since 23rd March 2020, we have a backlog of births to register, and we are working through this backlog as quickly as possible.  You can now book an appointment online to attend to register the birth if your baby was born on or before 31st May.  Please keep checking our website, as we will change these dates regularly.

If your baby isn’t registered with a GP but needs to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery. Most GP surgeries will be able to register your baby as a patient online or over the phone.  Please click here to make an appointment.

 

Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership

In line with Government advice we are now permitted to undertake Notice of Marriage/Civil Partnership appointments.

Due to the restrictions that have been in place since 23rd March 2020 we will be contacting couples in priority order to arrange an appointment in order to ensure their Notices are in place prior to their ceremony date.

We will be working to arrange appointments as quickly as possible.

 

Re-registration of Birth following a Marriage or Civil Partnership
For the time being, we are unable to offer appointments to re-register a birth following marriage or civil partnership of natural parents or to add the father’s details if they were not included in the original registration.  Please see GOV.UK for more information about re-registration.

Correcting an error in a Registration
For the time being, we are unable to consider applications to correct an error in a register entry unless a correction is imperative.  Please see our website for further detail.

Ceremonies in Gloucestershire

The government announcement (23 June 2020) stated that marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can resume from Saturday 4 July 2020. The government has indicated that up to 30 people may be permitted in the ceremony room subject to:

The venue and the room being available for use and suitably risk assessed as COVID secure and the number of people in the room is compliant with social distancing rules.

Please click here for full details how a ceremony will look in Gloucestershire with the current government restrictions.

We will be contacting couples in priority order if these restrictions affect your planned ceremony date.

We are currently unable to take any new bookings for Ceremonies to take place during the remainder of 2020. This is due to the need to accommodate bookings that have been unable to go ahead due to the Government restrictions. We are however happy to continue to take any new bookings for Ceremonies taking place from January 2021 onwards. There may be a delay in confirming these as we work through our current backlog.

If you need to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Approved premises licence

If you would like to apply for your venue to become an approved premises for weddings and other ceremonies, you can fill in an application form. Please make sure you read the The General Register Office approved premise regulations before you apply to make sure that your venue is suitable for a licence.

To help promote our beautiful Gloucestershire venues we have developed a dedicated ceremonies web site, Celebrate with us, and our licenced venues are invited to register their details. Registration is free and simple just follow the guidance on our help page.

'Celebrate with us' is aimed at helping people plan their ceremonies in Gloucestershire - it offers help and advice on ceremonies ranging from weddings & civil partnerships to naming and citizenship ceremonies. In addition, it will be a valuable resource for people looking for suitable ceremony venues.

 

How do I apply for or renew a licence?

Please visit our Become an Approved Venue page to download the Approved Premises Application Pack.

 

Public Notices

The following venue(s) have applied for or are renewing their licence for their premises to be approved as a venue for Marriages and Civil Partnerships

  1.  The Old Lodge - published 23rd July 2020
  2. Foxhill Manor - published 7th August 2020

 

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