COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Please read our coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for further information on how our services are currently being affected.

Please also read the council advice regarding coronaviris (COVID-19).

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Register a birth

Following government guidance in response to coronavirus, we currently cannot accept bookings to register births and will not be able to honour any pre-booked appointments.

The government has advised us that:

  • Birth registration appointments should now be deferred until we are through the pandemic period. The 42-day limit to register a birth is waived until further notice and new parents will not be chased for this.
  • You can now make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the birth is registered.
  • GPs and other relevant authorities are aware of this.

By not currently accepting any birth registration bookings we can focus all our resources on supporting the NHS and bereaved families during the difficult pandemic period.

We hope to be registering births again soon, so please keep checking our website for further updates.