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National lockdown: Stay at home

Registration service - Coronavirus update

Death registrations

The Registration Coronavirus Act passed in April 2020 has changed the way death registrations can be conducted, allowing registrations to be done via telephone instead of face to face to help prevent spread of the Coronavirus.

The registrar will still need to see the medical certificate issued by the doctor or GP to allow the registration to take place. 

If you need to register a death, there are two options available to you to enable the registrar to register:

  • When you speak with the GP or doctor ask them if they can scan the medical certificate to the registrars directly registrarsenquiries@staffordshire.gov.uk along with your name and contact number. The registrars will then call you to register the death and the medical certificate can be retained by the GP or doctor. 
  • If the GP or doctor is unable to scan the medical certificate to the registrars or you are already in possession of the medical certificate you will need to take the certificate to your local registration office between 9am and 5pm (either Burton, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme or Stafford) and hand it in there with your name and contact number written on the envelope. The registration staff will then call you back to register the death over the phone with you as soon as possible.

If the Coroner has been involved and you are not in possession of a medical certificate from the doctor or GP, please call 0300 111 8000 and we will arrange to call you back to register the death.

 


 

Birth registrations

From Monday 15 June it is possible to register the birth of your child in the Staffordshire registration district.

When attending an appointment, the following will apply. Please read carefully:

  • a maximum of two adults should attend an appointment. Please do not bring children or babies if at all possible
  • if the parents of the child were married to each other or in a civil partnership with each other when the child was born, only one of them needs to attend
  • please do not arrive early - if you arrive early you may be asked to wait outside the office for a short time until we can see you for your appointment
  • please do not arrive late - if you're any later than five minutes we may not be able to see you
  • please do not attend the office if you or anyone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms
  • if you appear to have any symptoms when you arrive at the office you may not be seen and will have to book a fresh appointment
  • please feel free to wear masks or face coverings
  • contactless payments will be our preferred method of payment - no cash will be accepted
  • please bring a pen with you to sign the register page
  • public toilets will be unavailable
  • following the government announcement on 31 July, you will be required to wear a face covering when you attend your appointment

To make an appointment to register a birth, please call 0300 111 8001 or book online.

 


 

Notice of marriage or notice of civil partnership

It is now possible to attend a registration office in the Staffordshire Registration District for a notice of marriage or civil partnership appointment.

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership is not a guarantee that your ceremony will take place. A notice once given is for a specific venue and is valid for a period of 12 months - this cannot be changed. If you change your venue after giving notice you'll be required to give notice again and go through the legally required 28-day waiting period.

When attending an appointment, the following will apply. Please read carefully:

  • a maximum of two adults should attend an appointment. Please do not bring children if at all possible
  • please do not arrive early – if you arrive early you may be asked to wait outside the office for a short time until we can see you for your appointment
  • please do not arrive late – if you're any later than five minutes we may not be able to see you
  • please do not attend the office if you or anyone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms
  • if you appear to have any symptoms when you arrive at the office you may not be seen and will have to book a fresh appointment
  • please feel free to wear masks or face coverings
  • contactless payments will be our preferred method of payment – no cash will be accepted
  • please bring a pen with you to sign the paperwork
  • public toilets will be unavailable
  • following the government announcement on 31 July, you will be required to wear a face covering when you attend your appointment

To make an appointment for a notice of marriage or civil partnership call 0300 111 8001 or book online.

 


 

Weddings

If your enquiry is regarding a wedding booking, please see the information on our Getting Married in Staffordshire website.

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