Covid-19 Flintshire Registration Service


 

Update 17.09.20

Face coverings must be worn by officers and visitors to the Register Office at all times unless someone is exempt.  

Marriage and Civil Partnership
We are following the advice and guidance from Welsh Government on social distancing and public behaviour.  This means the content and format of marriage and civil partnership ceremonies has been reviewed and we have introduced restrictions on the number of people permitted in our ceremony rooms at one time.   

Physical distancing will help ensure that officers and visitors are safe and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.  The maximum number of people permitted in each room is:
  • Register Office – 6 people
  • Ceremony Room – 14 people
These figures include two Registrars and the couple.

Face coverings must be worn by officers and visitors in the Register Office at all times unless someone is exempt.  This includes everyone attending a ceremony.  Guests will need to wear a face coverings, but given the importance to couples of the ceremony and the level of risk involved, we consider it is reasonable for the couple to remove their coverings for a kiss and for taking vows, as long as everyone else remain 2m away from the couple at all times.


Births
Provision has been made for the registration of births to be undertaken by telephone in-part.  This will help us to follow the Government’s guidance on social distancing and public behaviour.  To complete the registration, a parent/parents must sign the register in person at the Register Office and we will discuss the arrangements for this when booking an appointment.

We can register babies born in Flintshire and Wrexham only.  For registration of babies born in other counties, please contact the Register Office in the county where the birth occurred e.g.

  • Glan Clwyd Hospital – 01824 708100
  • Countess of Chester Hospital – 01244 972668

To make an appointment for telephone registration please call the Register Office on 01352 703333.

Parents can continue to make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered, where they have not been able to do so because of these measures.

Further information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim

Deaths and Still-Births
Provision has been made for the registration of deaths to be undertaken by telephone. This will help the Registration Service follow the Government’s guidance on essential travel, social distancing and public behaviour.  The Registration Service is also working closely with health practitioners to share information electronically to remove the requirement for bereaved families to visit the Register Officer during the current emergency situation.

To make an appointment for telephone registration please call the Register Office on 01352 703333.