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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Our response to the coronavirus outbreak is continuing – and our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire announced 

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

The Government is now allowing birth registrations to take place and we've prepared our offices to make them Covid-secure.

However, due to increased lockdown restrictions, there won’t be any birth registrations at:

  • Anstey Frith House
  • Glenfield
  • Bassett Street, Wigston

until the restrictions are eased again.

Appointments for births are still being offered at the following offices:

  • Loughborough
  • Coalville
  • Hinckley

(However, people who live in the restricted area are being advised not to travel to these areas, even if they have a confirmed appointment).

Parts of the process have been moved online to minimise contact time in offices. To start registering a birth, please fill in our 'Register a birth' form.

Note: If you live in an area of Leicestershire that is part of the lockdown, you will not be able to complete the registration of your baby until the local restrictions are lifted. Check if you are affected by the increased restrictions using our postcode checker

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 no longer being taken at this time. 

Weddings and civil partnerships

We are now considering how wedding and civil partnership ceremonies with smaller numbers may recommence, in some venues.

Due to increased lockdown restrictions, there won’t be any ceremonies at Anstey Frith House, Glenfield or the register office in Bassett Street, Wigston until the restrictions are eased again.

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

If you do not have a booking, unfortunately we are unable to take any new bookings for ceremonies at this time, so please don't contact us.

As soon as we are able to resume new bookings, we will update this website with further detail. 

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.
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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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