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

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

Update, 7 May

Cemeteries

Cemeteries are currently open as normal to the public although the Council reserves the right to close these should there be a requirement. When visiting the cemetery please practice social distancing measures.

Please note: in line with Scottish Government guidance attendance at funerals is limited to immediate family members only.

The following services are currently suspended until further notice:

  • transfer of title (except to enable a burial to take place)
  • all memorial work
  • interment of ashes

Update 22 April

Copy of registration certificates

We are currently only able to produce Emergency Extract Requests.

If you feel your request is an emergency please call 01294 310000 to discuss.

Update 31 March

Citizenship Ceremonies

The Home Office have issued the following advice in relation to timescales for applicants wishing to arrange a citizenship ceremony.

You must normally book the ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office, however, due to the current circumstances this has been extended to six months.

This will be kept this under constant review.

No adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by Coronavirus. You do not need to contact us and no additional paperwork is required. 

Update 27 March

Registration Services 

Births

All birth registrations are now suspended until further notice.

Deaths

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.

Marriages
  • 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 www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk 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.