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Birth registration - COVID-19 update

We are now able to take face-to-face birth registrations at Gateshead Register Office.

Registrations will be strictly by appointment only. If parents are married or in a civil partnership only one parent should attend the office.

If parents are unmarried or not in a civil partnership, and the father's/partner's details are to be recorded on the registration, both need to attend the appointment together.

We request you do not bring children, your new baby or vulnerable adults to your appointment. If you have no other option and must bring them along, please contact the Register Office before attending as we may need to make special arrangements to make sure social distancing can be maintained.

The registrations will be taken on a strict timetable. If you are late for the appointment, we are sorry but we will be unable to accommodate you. You will asked to make a new appointment at a later date.

As health and wellbeing is our main priority, if you are exhibiting signs of illness that may be related to Covid-19 please do not attend.

On arrival and during your appointment you will be required to use hand sanitiser and comply with Public Health England (PHE) guidance on social distancing. This requires you to stay 2 metres apart from other people at all times while inside the building, and on arrival and departure. If you have your own PPE please wear it to your appointment.

Due to the covid-19 restrictions, customer toilets and baby changing and feeding facilities will not be available.

You can book an appointment online or by calling 0191 433 0000.

Please be aware that the main Civic Centre building is closed and access can only be made through the Registrars entrance.

There is no change to the arrangements for registering deaths and stillbirths, this remains by phone only. We will be conducting no face to face appointments.

How to register a birth in Gateshead, and what information we will need from you.
How to re-register a birth to show that the parents are now married, or to add the father's details to the birth register.
Find out how to register a stillbirth and what information we need.

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