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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

New national Covid tiers have been announced

From 2 December, Leicestershire moves into Tier 3 – we're working through what this means for our services and we’ll update our website when we can. In the meantime please check back for updates, and find out more about the new restrictions at gov.uk/coronavirus

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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.

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 rescheduled ceremonies and appointments where possible.

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

Birth registrations can continue to take place in our covid-secure offices.

Appointments for births are being offered at the following offices:

  • Loughborough
  • Coalville
  • Hinckley
  • Glenfield
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Market Harborough
  • South Wigston

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 will be taken in urgent circumstances. Contact us on 0116 305 6565 to discuss an appointment.

Weddings and civil partnerships

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are currently not permitted to take place except in the government's outlined exceptional circumstances.

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

Current national restrictions in England remain in place until 2 December. From 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December, Leicestershire moves into local alert level tier 3.  

Tier 3 will allow marriages and civil partnerships to recommence in covid-secure environments.

There will be a limit of up to 15 people able to attend the ceremony or registration, where this can be safely accommodated. 

The maximum number includes the couple, witnesses and guests but anyone working, such as registration officials and venue managers are not included in the 15.

Receptions after wedding or civil partnerships will not be able to take place while Leicestershire remains in tier 3.

 

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 www.gov.uk/coronavirus and staying up to date with the council's actions to keep communities safe.

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