News > Covid-19 update 28th March 2020

With immediate effect the Registration of death will no longer involve visiting the Registrar.

As a result the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) will now be emailed to the Registrar by the certifying doctor, we encourage our bereaved families to contact the Registrar at the earliest opportunity to secure a telephone appointment.

When the Registrar has received the MCCD they will be in a position to complete the registration procedure and in turn email the Certificate of Registration of Death (Form 14) to ourselves in order that we can pass it to the relevant burial or cremation authority. Any certified Extracts of Death will be posted to the informant.

The random Death Certification Review Service has also been temporarily suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak.