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Coronavirus: North Yorkshire's registration service resumes for all births

Coronavirus: North Yorkshire's registration service resumes for all births

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 1st July 2020.

The birth registration service across North Yorkshire has now reopened.  

  • You can now register the birth of a baby in North Yorkshire again. 
  • Register offices have now re-opened after they were closed due to coronavirus. 
  • There are restrictions in place, and baby naming ceremonies and changes to birth records are still suspended.

All register offices across the county are now back open, with new social distancing and hygeine measures in place.  

The service is open to all births, regardless of the date - baby naming ceremonies and changes to birth records are still suspended though.  

Register offices are working by appointment only.

Registrations are open for all babies born in North Yorkshire and all babies born at Airedale, James Cook or York District hospital to North Yorkshire residents, regardless of when. 

Baby looking at camera lying on sheep skin rug

For those who are married, only the mother or father should attend without children except the baby if necessary. If unmarried, both will have to attend, but without children when possible.

If children must attend, the other partner will either wait, with the children, outside in the car or in the waiting area. Only one person will be allowed in the interview room at any one time. 

The new safety measures include desk screens, card payment only and hand sanitation stations that will be available for visitors. 

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Customer Engagement, said:

"We are sure that parents and carers will be pleased to see all our register offices back open and our full service resume. Please be assured that our offices are equipped with suitable safety measures, and new rules are here to keep everybody safe." 

To book an appointment click here.