Changes to the service of Hull’s Register Office have been announced due to the coronavirus outbreak with registering births put on hold.

Hull City Council has announced the office at the Wilson Centre in Alfred Gelder Street, which manages the city’s births, deaths, marriages and civil ceremonies, is not able to provide its normal service during the pandemic.

There will also be changes to how a death can be registered while marriages and civil partnerships have also been suspended.

Births - from Monday, March 30, new parents will be unable to make new appointments to register a birth and there is no new date when this service will resume.

All babies are provided with an NHS number at birth meaning they are able to access healthcare. The Government has  released information  on claiming Child Benefit prior to registration.

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Deaths  - registering deaths can now be conducted over the phone.

Before calling to make an appointment, the Medical Cause of Death Certificate should be emailed to the Register Office, which can be done by the doctor or staff at Hull Royal Infirmary. Callers are asked to ensure this is confirmed before contacting the office.

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Marriages and civil partnerships - services are suspended and no new appointments are being offered. Anyone wanting to postpone their ceremony can email the Register Office to do so. The service is not yet able to confirm when services will again go ahead.

Find out more about the changes to these services  here, email  [email protected]  or call 01482 300300. Customers are advised not to attend the office in person