Exit Accessibility View


10 June 2020

Council readying registration service

Wiltshire Council's registration service is working hard to allow people to attend appointments to register births, and notices of marriage and civil partnerships soon.

The government recently announced that birth registrations, and notices of marriage and civil partnerships could resume in England from 1 June, so long as public health guidance is implemented to ensure it is safe for residents to visit the relevant buildings.

The registration service is in the process of putting the appropriate arrangements in place to allow people to make face-to-face appointments as soon as possible in a socially distanced, safe way.

In line with General Register Office guidance the council is having to restrict face-to-face registration appointments to people that are required to be there only. If this is difficult for anyone they are advised to contact the council in advance to discuss arrangements for their appointment.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Deputy Leader of Wiltshire Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, said: "We really appreciate everyone's patience while we make the arrangements to get our registration service fully back up and running. The safety of those visiting and our staff is our primary concern and we will not welcome back people to our buildings until we are fully satisfied we are ready and everything's in place.

"It will, of course, be a busy time when the service is back and people will have to bear with us while we get through the inevitable backlog."

The date of the return of the face-to-face service, and the final arrangements, will be confirmed shortly.

Last updated: 10 June 2020 | Last reviewed: 10 June 2020

Share this article

Latest Tweets


Join us for an online fostering info session at 4pm tomorrow. It will start with an intro to fostering, followed by… https://t.co/xHnQTiVZyN

08 Aug 2020 20:12


Being in coronavirus household isolation can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domest… https://t.co/zy977EKQ6P

08 Aug 2020 16:36


RT @DWFireRescue: There is a heightened risk of wildfires this weekend. Help us prevent these fires Please don't have fires in the open a…

08 Aug 2020 12:42


Many people at risk of ill health due to hot weather are also at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. If… https://t.co/4grgtcYXuD

08 Aug 2020 12:36