North East Lincolnshire Council

COVID-19: Births, marriages and deaths

Registrars Office

We have adapted our waiting area to ensure social distancing is happening and we are politely asking all attendees to wash their hands before being taken in to see the Registrar.

You do need to use a fountain pen to sign the register page, which only we can provide and we are taking steps in-between customers to ensure disinfection occurs.


All birth appointments are now being deferred until we are through the current pandemic period. New parents can still claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered, where they have not been able to do so because of these measures

Marriage and Civil Partnerships

All ceremonies are cancelled until further notice. All notices of marriage are being deferred until we are through the current pandemic period.


All death registrations will be conducted via telephone. Your GP or hospital will scan the necessary documents directly to the Registrar, together with your contact details. You will then be contacted by a Registrar who will take the relevant information.

Cemeteries and crematorium

Our bereavement services team has made a number of changes to how they operate following the latest guidance from central government.

  • The crematorium is closed to the public on weekdays and at weekends. It is only open to people attending funerals.
  • Council cemeteries in Scartho Road and Cleethorpes have reopened as normal.
  • Funerals are running but only immediate family can attend. All visitors must abide by social distancing rules at all times to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
  • The crematorium offices are closed to the public. Please call or email instead email or telephone 01472 324869

The service will keep ashes for longer and arrange with funeral directors to collect them at appointed times. Services including the scattering or burial and ashes are postponed until further notice.