Birth registration re-opens by appointment

Published Friday, 26 June 2020

Bromley has re-opened bookings for birth registrations at the Civic Centre following the suspension of the service due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As government restrictions ease, residents who have been unable to register the birth of their baby can now make an appointment to do so. Parents should contact the Register Office on 0300 303 8667 to book a place. Safety precautions, such as social distancing measures, have been established to enable the service to re-open and welcome those who have recently had a baby into the Civic Centre to register the birth in person.

Ceremonies such as marriages and civil partnerships are not yet permitted, but appointments to complete notices of these in person can also be arranged by contacting the Register Office on the same number 0300 303 8667. An update for ceremonies to be held at the Civic Centre will be provided at a later date.

The phone line is open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Death registrations will continue to be conducted over the phone until further notice.

Councillor Graham Arthur, Executive Member for Resources, Commissioning and Contract Management said: “We are delighted to be able to offer appointments to parents who, I am sure, have been concerned about how and when they may be able to register the birth of their baby. My thanks go out to residents for their patience. Rest assured that as soon as we are permitted to resume our ceremonies at the Civic Centre we will do so. Please watch the council’s website for further information.”

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Notes to Editors:

Contact Centre helpline – 0208 464 3333

Register Office - Birth/death/marriage and civil partnership helpline – 0300 303 8667

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