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Changes to registration service due to Covid-19

Alert message sent 26/03/2020 17:31:00

Information sent on behalf of Slough Council

Only 10 people will be able to attend funerals in the borough during the continued fight against the public health crisis of the coronavirus.

Immediate family are being urged  to attend ceremonies taking place with a maximum of 10 people. Social distancing of two metres between everyone must be practised at the crematorium and cemetery, when attending a funeral or visiting existing memorials, shrines or graves in the borough.

Changes have been made to the registration service as the country is on lockdown for another two weeks.

The service, based at The Curve is still accepting death registrations, however  people should make an appointment by phone and only the informant should attend the appointment. Residents who are in self isolation or have been have been in contact with the deceased for seven days prior to the death should not attend the appointment.

The service will not be accepting any further appointments for birth registration and is unable to state when the service will be resumed.

However, residents can now also make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered.

Couples whose weddings have been cancelled up until 14 April, and appointments for notice to marry, will be contacted about their circumstances.

The restrictions are in addition to other services which have been cancelled or suspended since the country stepped up the response to fight Covid-19

Council services can still be accessed online at slough.gov.uk or call 01753 475111.

Slough Council for Voluntary Service, SCVS, is working with the council to coordinate services to reach more people in the borough who need assistance. In addition, it will provide a central point where volunteers willing to help can register their interest.

The partnership will see the establishment of transport links between foodbanks and partners, as well as getting assistance to people who need essential food and medicine deliveries.

Residents can nominate themselves for assistance or a neighbour, friend or family member. For more information go to sloughcvs.org.
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Kate Pratt (Slough Council, Communications Manager, Slough)

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