Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Registrars
Advice from General Register Office for England and Wales
The Government has now introduced new measures that require people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes, and is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people. In addition, the Government is stopping social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies. This will exclude funerals, which can be attended by immediate family.
Every citizen must comply with these new measures and further details on these can be found on: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
29th June 2020
Deaths / Stillbirths
Due to legislative changes we are able to undertake these over the telephone
Due to an amendment to the legislation - we are able to undertake birth registrations using a two-stage process. Stage One will be undertaken over the telephone and Stage Two will require attendance at the registration office. The process will be outlined for you at the time of booking. If you are unable to register the birth of your child because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can still make a claim to receive Child Benefit https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim and/or Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim
There has been no legislative change in how these appointments are delivered - therefore we are unable to undertake these types of appointment at the present time. Please contact the appropriate register office for the district in which the birth occurred for their guidance. Contact details can be obtained using the following link; https://www.gov.uk/register-offices . If you are unable to register the birth of your child because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can still make a claim to receive Child Benefit https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim and/or Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim
Marriage / Civil Partnership
We are currently awaiting clarification from the General Register Office as to how the recently introduced legislation is to be interpreted and applied. The content of that guidance will determine if, when and how we are able to begin offering ceremonies again
Notice of Marriage / Notice of Civil Partnership
Due to the face-to-face nature of these type of appointments, they are not being undertaken at the present time.
Customers would normally be expected to book their citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. Due to the current pandemic circumstances UKVI have extended this period to six months and will keep this under constant review. Customers should be advised that no adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by Coronavirus - please note there has been no update to this advice
If you have any queries please contact us using the following details;
Ffon/Tel: ( 01597 827468
I am sure you will appreciate that we are very busy at the moment but will endeavour to reply to your queries as soon as we are able to.
12th May 2020
Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and based on Government advice, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all our ceremonies up to and including the 30th June 2020.
The decision has been made, on the proviso, that if Government advice changes within that timeframe then we will honour the previous dates booked, if requested to do so.
If you have booked within this time period then we will be contacting you shortly. Please note that ceremony fees paid will be carried over to a new booking made with us.
Every couple's ceremony is important to us and we need to take each day as it comes and follow Government advice to make sure we all stay safe and healthy, as such we will continue to regularly review the situation to make sure this remains so.
We are receiving a high level of enquiries and if you already have a booking with us and have tried to get in touch, please rest assured that we are doing our best to respond to everyone as quickly as possible.
Take care and best wishes from Powys Registration Service
14th April 2020
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