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Births, Deaths, Marriages & Civil Partnerships Coronavirus Update

Births, Deaths, Marriages & Civil Partnerships Coronavirus Update

The Council Registration of Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnership services is operating, however a number of changes have been made for precautionary measures relating to Covid-19.  At this time, the three offices at The Palace Demesne Armagh, The Civic Building Banbridge, and the Civic Centre Craigavon remain open.  All three sites operate by appointment only.  To book an appointment please telephone: 0300 0300 900. 

If you are required to leave a message, a member of the Registration Team will return your call as soon as possible, however due to the current situation there may be a delay in response times.

REVISED OPERATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

  • From 20 March, you can only give notice for your marriage or civil partnership by post to any of the Council’s three sites.
  • As far as reasonably practicable, only one person should arrive at the office to collect a marriage certificate.
  • All death registrations have been suspended until Monday 30 March 2020.
  • Birth registration services are suspended from Wednesday 25 March until Wednesday 15 April 2020, subject to review. Note: During this exceptional period parents will not be penalised if the birth has not been registered within the required 42 days. Parents can continue to register their child at a GP practice during the suspension of the birth registration process.  Parents should be advised that they will require the following information when they contact the GP practice:
    • Child’s Health & Care Number.
    • Full name child is to be registered as.
    • Home Address child will be residing at.
  • All weddings are now suspended. The suspension includes all weddings in any venue including churches, registration offices and approved venues. For more information visit: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/executive-publishes-list-essential-businesses.
  • No new bookings are being taken for weddings or civil partnerships at this time.
  • All patrons are requested to follow PHA protocols in terms of the Coronavirus.

Please note all these arrangements will be subject to regular review and will be adapted in accordance with any changes to local circumstances and regional guidance.