Registration: Advice on Covid - 19
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.
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, therefore we will be contacting parents in priority order to arrange a Registration appointment. We will be working through this back log as quickly as possible.
A claim for child benefit or universal credit can be made prior to the birth being registered, where they have not been able to do so because of the measures currently in place.
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.
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.