Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from the Registration Service

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


Births, Deaths and Notices of Marriage/Civil Partnership

At the current time the new national restrictions which came into force on 5 January 2021, will not affect the statutory requirements for:

  • registering a birth
  • registering a death or
  • an intention to marry / form a civil partnership (Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership)

This will mean that our Registration Offices will remain open for face to face appointments to:

  • register a birth
  • give a notice of marriage / civil partnership

The registration of a death will continue to be conducted via a phone appointment as the current arrangements.

  • Please wear a face covering when attending an appointment (unless exempted) 
  • Please do not visit the registration office or leave home if you or someone you live with displays any symptoms of Covid-19
  • If your travel is restricted or you are required to self-isolate/quarantine, please contact us to re-arrange your appointment. Find out more about national lockdown restrictions

Register a death

You are able to register a death over the telephone. Please visit our Registering a death page for further details.

Register a birth 

We are able to offer birth appointments at some of our offices.  Please visit our Births page for further details. 

Book a notice of marriage/civil partnership

We are able to offer notice of marriage/civil partnership appointments at some of our offices.  Please visit our Giving Notice page for further details. 

Wedding and Civil Partnership Ceremonies

The national restrictions which came into force on 5 January 2021, will unfortunately have an effect on all ceremonies due to take place in the lockdown period.

Please visit our Weddings in Cornwall pages for further details. 

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