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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 cancelled upcoming ceremonies and appointments and taken steps to reschedule services we provide where possible.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your citizenship ceremony, wedding, civil partnership or registering a birth, please contact us. We will be updating details below and our FAQs as soon as we receive further guidance from UK Government.

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

Registration of births

We are currently unable register births due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. 

There are currently special provisions in place so that you can put in a claim for child benefit and any tax credits without registering the birth.

This message will be updated once Government restrictions have been lifted.

Registration of deaths

From 30 March 2020 registrations for deaths will move 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.

Notices of marriage

Notices of marriage are no longer being taken at this time. 

Weddings and civil partnerships

Weddings and civil partnerships have been rearranged where possible, but any weddings or civil partnership ceremonies in the immediate future will not go ahead.

Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies will no longer be taking place at this time.
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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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