Lockdown babies can now be registered with Wakefield Council

Wakefield Council is taking bookings for appointments for parents to register the birth of babies born before June 9.

By James Carney
Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 9:48 am
Wakefield Town Hall
Wakefield Town Hall

Since March more than 2,200 babies have been born in the district. So far over 800 babies have received their birth certificates since the service, which was deferred on government guidance, restarted a month ago.

Registration is by appointment only, with a limited number of people attending at any time in order to keep everyone safe.

Parents with babies born before June 9 can contact the service to make an appointment, at www.wakefield.gov.uk/births-marriages-deaths/births

Coun Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “Thanks to everyone for their continued support and understanding. We had to halt registration services back in March, but are gradually getting back to a new normality in these challenging times. Staff continue to work hard to get up to date with birth registrations as soon as possible.”

Measures have been taken to ensure that Council premises are safe for residents and staff and people are asked to follow Government guidelines on social distancing when visiting.

Parents can watch a video on the Council website to see what to expect when you come to register their baby at www.wakefield.gov.uk/births-marriages-deaths/births

For up to date information on the Council's dedicated coronavirus information website page visit: bit.ly/CoronaWFD