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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, 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.

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.

Please note due to the high number of couples who have had their ceremony postponed this year and need to reschedule, we are unable to offer new ceremony bookings until January 2021.

 

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

Forest of Dean (Cinderford)

Forest of Dean (Cinderford) is now closed

Location and contact details for the Forest of Dean (Cinderford) Register Office

About the Register Office

Please note this office is appointment based only.

The Forest of Dean Office is housed in the Belle Vue Centre which was built as an imposing private Victorian residence by a wealthy local mine owner in the late 1850s.

It has a car park adjacent and disabled access is at the side of the building. The main entrance is reached by a wide flight of stone steps, and a stone pathway leads to a secluded garden area, both are ideal for photographs.

The Oaks is attractively furnished and enjoys the benefit of a comfort cooling system. The room has a maximum occupancy of 48 (including the couple and the two Registrars) which means that you can invite up to 44 guests. Confetti (biodegradable) can be thrown outside the building.

Find out more

For details of our ceremony options and availability please contact our ceremonies team at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

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