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Registrars coronavirus updates

Service updates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Births

Last updated on 6 January 2021

During this latest lockdown period you will still be able to register a birth.

Where possible (if married), only one parent is to attend the birth registration appointment and no other children are permitted to attend. You will be required to wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the building and at all times will need to follow the guidance of the registrar.

Appointment times will be lengthened to avoid people gathering in the reception area. Please only attend the office at the time you are given, in some cases you may be asked to wait outside of the building until the time of your appointment.

It is still possible to make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the birth has been registered. You will need to contact HMRC directly to make a claim, details can be found on GOV.UK.

Citizenship ceremonies

Last updated on 6 January 2021

If you have received a letter from the Home Office about your Citizenship ceremony please call 01803 207130.

Deaths

Last updated on 6 January 2021

Death registrations will now be conducted by telephone and appointments can be booked online. Please do not call to book an appointment if possible.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Last updated on 19 July 2021

Following the Prime Ministers' announcement last night the guidance for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, receptions and celebrations have been updated on the GOV.UK website. 

The number of guests will be determined by the venue's licenced capacity and the number of people they can safely accommodate taking the governments guidance into consideration, which will be determined by their Covid risk assessment. Please discuss direct with your venue the number of guests you can have at your ceremony. The occupancy for The Ceremony Room at Cockington Court is six guests.

Face coverings are still required to be worn in the Ceremony Room at Cockingon Court and The Register Office unless exempt (the couple and the ceremony registrars do not have to wear face coverings).

Face coverings do not need to be worn by guests during an outdoor ceremony.

We will keep you posted should there be any further changes or updates.

If you would like to make a booking please use the online booking form.

If you would like to cancel or postpone your booking please email registrar@torbay.gov.uk with your full names, address, date of birth as well as the time and venue you have booked.

Give notice of marriage or civil partnership

Last updated on 1 July 2021

Our Registration Service resumed their face-to-face service for Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership.

A number of safety precautions have been put in place to protect customers and staff.

Appointment times will be lengthened to avoid people gathering in the reception area. Please only attend the office at the time you are given. In some cases, you may be asked to wait outside of the building until the time of your appointment.

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