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Registration services and Coronavirus updates

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we have taken steps to reschedule services we provide where possible.

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Coronavirus updates

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority.  

If the below information does not answer your questions or concerns regarding a current booking or appointment, please contact us

Any updates and changes will be published on this website first.

Registration of births

For new birth registration appointments, please fill in the form below and we will contact you to book your appointment.

To start registering a birth, please fill in our 'Register a birth' form.

Registration of deaths

Registrations for deaths has moved to a telephone basis. Your doctor or hospital will send the medical certificate to the registration service electronically and we will contact you to make a telephone appointment, complete the registration and issue the green form for burial or cremation electronically.

Death certificates will be posted to you and you will be asked to make payment for these on the telephone at the time of registration.

These changes will remain in place until Government restrictions are lifted.

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Notices of marriage

Notices  of marriage are being taken for marriages which are taking place within the next 3 months. Contact us on 0116 305 6565 to discuss an appointment.

Weddings and civil partnerships

The number of attendees at weddings, civil partnerships and receptions will be determined by how many people (including children) the venue or space can safely accommodate.

This will be based on the COVID-19 risk assessment of the venue or outdoor space, and the measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus.

There are no longer restrictions on receptions or gatherings. This means Covid-secure rules, including table service requirements and restrictions on singing and dancing, no longer apply.  

With all ceremonies and receptions, there are steps everyone can take to help reduce the risk. Refer to the latest government advice for further information.

Please also note that some venues may have changed maximum numbers to keep it Covid-secure.

If you have an existing booking, we will contact you individually to discuss the options available to you.

Citizenship ceremonies

Following the changes to legislation regarding COVID-19 and the suspension of citizenship ceremonies, please note that there has been an extension to the period in which you should have your ceremony from 3 to 6 months.

Citizenship ceremonies will be by exception only and will continue to be delivered with individual candidates attending, avoiding gatherings.

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Further information

We’d like to encourage all our customers to stay safe by following and keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at and staying up to date with the council's actions to keep communities safe.

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