Face-face appoints restart to register births in Wiltshire

FACE-TO-FACE appointments for the registration of births have restarted at Wiltshire Council’s office in Salisbury.

The council says it is in the process of contacting all parents whose children were born in county but have been unable to register their child due to the lockdown restrictions.

It says there will an “inevitable backlog” of births to be registered so the council asks people to bear with them. It will contact people to make appointments so there is no need for people to call.

Appointments cannot currently be made online.

In accordance with registration guidance at this time, all babies born outside of Wiltshire will need to register their child in the district where the birth occurred.

From Monday (June 22) the council will be able to arrange notices of marriage or civil partnerships for couples whose appointments were cancelled during lockdown. People should email ceremonies@wiltshire.gov.uk and the council will then contact the person to make an appointment.

Appointments cannot currently be made online. New notice appointments can be made from July 1.

No date has been announced by the government as to when any ceremonies can recommence

Cllr Richard Clewer, Deputy Leader of Wiltshire Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services said: “We really appreciate everyone’s patience while completing the arrangements to get our registration service fully back up and running. The safety of those visiting and that of our staff has always been our primary concern and we are now satisfied that everything is now in place.

“ We have a great team and they will be working hard to register the children who have been born during this unprecedented time.”

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