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Births, deaths and ceremonies service updates

Face coverings

Due the current government guidelines on social distancing, we have had to make some changes to the services we provide to make sure the public and staff remain as safe as possible at all times. We need your help to make sure that this happens.

We now require all members of the public attending the council offices at Time Square for any registration service or appointment to wear a face covering while they are in the building. This  excludes children under 11 years old.

If you are unable to wear a face covering on medical grounds, please email registrars.account@bracknell-forest.gov.uk to discuss your options.

Births

Civil Registration Services are to continue during the new national restrictions period - Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020.

If you have an appointment booked with us, you will still be able to attend and you can still book an appointment to register a birth - subject to any changes to the existing guidelines that may be issued by the government.

Birth registrations are available for:

  • home births in Bracknell Forest
  • Surrey births for Bracknell Forest residents - any date of birth

We are now taking bookings. Phone Customer Services on 01344 352000 to make an appointment.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Due to the new national restrictions guidelines issued by the government for the period Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020, any marriage or civil partnership ceremonies scheduled between these dates has now been postponed and we are currently contacting each couple to discuss the options available to you.

We continue to take bookings for marriage or civil partnership ceremonies from Thursday 3 December 2020 and onwards.

However please note all new ceremony bookings are made at your own risk and may be subject to change, in line with the government guidelines at or on the date of the ceremony. If you are required to move or amend any ceremony once booked, an administration fee will apply. For more information or enquiries, please email registrars.account@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Notices of marriage and civil partnership

Civil Registration Services are to continue during the new national restrictions period from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020.

If you have an appointment booked, you will still be able to attend and you can still book an appointment to serve a notice of intention to marry - subject to any changes to the existing national restrictions guidelines that may be issued by the government.

Notice of marriage and civil partnership are available for:

  • couples who need to serve new notices as their existing authorities have expired
  • booked ceremonies no more than 3 months in advance of the ceremony date
  • Certificates of Non Impediment (CONI)

We are not booking “to be arranged” notices. You will have to be able to provide confirmation of your ceremony date.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.

British citizenship ceremonies - group and individual

Due to the new national restrictions guidelines issued by the government for the period Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020, British Citizenship Ceremonies will not be available - subject to any changes that may be issued by the government.

Other ceremonies

Other ceremonies such as naming ceremonies or renewal of vows are also suspended until and including Wednesday 2 December 2020. We will continue to take bookings from Thursday 3 December 2020 and onwards - subject to any changes that may be issued by the government.

Deaths

Death registrations are now being carried out by telephone appointment only.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.

Funerals

Some facilities have closed at the Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium.

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