Covid-19 – Births, Deaths & Marriage Registry
1 April 2020 by Jane Golding
How to register a death and book an appointment during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The Registration service remains open but on a restricted basis. Three Registration Offices are open at Chelmsford, Colchester and Harlow. To register deaths and stillbirths only. All other offices are closed due to government instructions to close public libraries and gathering places. This includes Basildon Registration Office.
Tel: 0345 603 7632 or Email: [email protected]
How to register a birth, stillbirth, marriage or civil partnership during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
- Register a Birth: Appointments to register births are being deferred. You can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the registration of a birth.
- Register a stillbirth: You can book an appointment to register a stillbirth. Tel: 0345 603 7632.
- Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies: If you have a ceremony due to take place in the coming weeks, the Registration team will contact you. Appointments to give notice of marriage or civil partnerships are being deferred. New bookings for marriages or civil partnerships will not take place until 1st July 2020. New ceremonies will not take place before 1st September 2020. This is to allow time for coronavirus to peak and for rescheduling booked ceremonies. Weddings at Cressing Temple Barns and Essex Record Office are suspended until the end of June 2020. No new bookings will be taken for 2020 and 2021 at this time.
If Fisher Jones Greenwood can assist you with the process and procedures of registering a death, please contact us on 01206 700113 or email [email protected]
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