Appointments to register a birth

The current Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to make a number of changes to the way we deliver our services, whilst we recognise the importance of registering your baby’s birth, we ask that you help us to keep everyone safe by following the measures we have put in place.

Please read the following important advice before attending your appointment

Do not attend your appointment if you have - 

  • tested positive for Covid-19
  • have been contacted through NHS Track and Trace and advised to isolate for 14 days 
  • are displaying symptoms such as -
    • a high temperature
    • persistent cough
    • loss of taste or smell

On the day

If you arrive early you should wait outside as waiting areas have been restricted. If you arrive late you will not be seen and will need to book another appointment. Only those who are essential for the registration should attend, those who are not required to attend will not be permitted to enter the building.

  • if you are married or in a civil partnership, only one parent should attend
  • if you are not married or in a civil partnership and father’s details are to be recorded, you both should attend. 

If possible please do not bring your new baby or other children to the appointment, if you must you will not be allowed to bring prams or pushchairs into the building. There will be no changing or toilet facilities available.

On entering and leaving the building you will be required to use the hand sanitizer provided and once inside the building please comply with all social distancing measures put in place. All the furniture has been spaced following Government guidelines and should not be moved. If your appointment is at Orchard Park Customer Service Centre or Bransholme Customer Service Centre these offices are located within Health Centres and as such, face coverings must be worn when you are in the Health Centre areas.

During the registration

You will have to sign the register so you must bring your own pen with you, this does not have to be a fountain pen. We will not be able to give you the certificate at your appointment but you will be able to order and pay for certificates online after the birth has been registered. Certificates cost £11 pounds each and are posted out as soon as possible.

Booking an appointment

Appointments may not be immediately available.  There are a lot babies that need to be registered and there is a backlog of birth registrations so please be aware that we will be working in date order.  If you are not able to book an appointment at this time, please check availability again later.

Your appointment will last 10 to 15 minutes, the registrar may contact you before the appointment to collect some of the necessary information over the telephone, however do not worry if you do not receive this call.

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