Coronavirus advice for Register Office appointments
From Monday 30 March we will be registering all deaths and stillbirths by telephone only. We will be conducting no face to face appointments.
Appointments to register a death can still be made as usual by calling 0191 433 3000 or by using the online booking system.
Death certificates will be sent to the Register Office directly from the doctor or hospital. Please only make an appointment after you have had confirmation this has been done.
Please make sure you provide a telephone number when booking. We will contact you on this number at the time of your appointment. See the guidance below about what information we will need from you at the time of your appointment.
Certificates and necessary documents will be sent to you by post. We will contact you after your appointment to arrange this.
We will not be registering births, or issuing certificates in person. Certificates can still be ordered by phone and posted out. There will be no collection service.
We will not be taking notices of marriage or civil partnership, or wedding bookings. We will not be arranging any cancelled weddings until further guidance is given by the government.