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Birth registration service suspended for 3 weeks

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BT Coleraine

New measures have been introduced for Council’s Registration Service in response to COVID-19

A statement on councils website reads;

Registration Offices will be closed to visitors unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Instead, please telephone or email the relevant registration office.

From Friday 20th March 2020 you can only give notice for your marriage or civil partnership by post. Please send your original completed marriage or civil partnership notice forms to the relevant office, along with photocopies of your birth certificates and passports.

For religious marriages and civil marriages officiated by a humanist celebrant you can send a cheque for £52.00 (£22.00 per notice and £8.00 for the marriage certificate) made payable to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, or we can contact you for payment by telephone. You will still be able to collect your schedule in person once ready. After the marriage ceremony takes place, please return schedule by post or leave in secure post box at the relevant office location. Staff will register and post out your marriage certificate.

From Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice, we will not be able to facilitate weddings or civil partnership ceremonies in our civic buildings. We are in direct contact with any couples who are impacted and will keep this under review. For venue ceremonies, the maximum numbers in attendance will be limited to five people (two persons getting married, two witnesses and the officiant) however this may change in the near future. Currently we cannot take any new bookings as we will need to reschedule couples who sadly have been affected at this time.

On foot of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, Council has suspended the birth registration service from Tuesday 24th March 2020for the next 3 weeks.

The situation will be reviewed after that period. (See Guidance to New Mums document at the bottom of this page)

The registration of deaths is continuing in our registration offices. We would request a maximum of one person attending an appointment.

Emergency legislation is currently progressing through Parliament which will enable a remote system to be put in place in relation to death registrations.

It is anticipated that further information for marriages and civil partnerships will be issued by the end of the week.

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