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Births, marriages & deaths - Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Update 27 March

Registration Services 


All birth registrations are now suspended until further notice.


Face to face death registrations have been suspended and these are now being conducted over the telephone. If you need to register a death, once you have received the Medical Certificate Cause of Death/Form 11 please telephone 01294 310000 to make arrangements.

  • No Marriages/Civil Partnerships will be allowed to take place until further notice.
  • No Marriage Notice Forms will be submitted until further notice.
  • No Marriage Schedules will be issued at present.

We are contacting all our couples in date order. If anyone has any concerns please contact us.

Replacement Certificates

Replacement Certificates can still be ordered online from our website at or by calling 01294 310000

We will continue to provide further updates on this page and our social media channels with any new information.

Update 24 March

Bereavement Services 

Funeral attendance should be restricted to immediate family only and should be two metres apart. There should be no contact such as handshaking etc.

Families are not permitted to participate in lowering the coffin for burials, the coffin will be lowered by Council and Funeral Director staff only.  Once they have completed their duties they will step back two metres and the family will be permitted to step forward if they wish.

Transfer of Title for Lairs is ceased until further notice, these will only be processed to enable burials to take place.

No new bookings for the interment of cremated remains are being taken until further notice.

All memorial work has ceased until further notice.


Update 20 March

Registration appointments 

Registration Services are operating on an appointment basis. To make an appointment please call 01294 310000.