Barnsley Council has further extended the date for birth registrations. Parents with babies born on or before 31 July 2020 can book an appointment to register their child’s birth. For children born after this date, bookings will be announced as soon as possible.
The council has increased the number of appointments that are available to book online to help clear the backlog of births due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The registrar team are aware of some births that have still not been registered since the reopening of bookings on Friday 10 July. Parents with children born in March, April or May 2020 are reminded that they have a legal duty to register their child’s birth and must do this immediately.
Cllr Alan Gardiner, Cabinet Spokesperson for Core, said; "We’re pleased to be working through the backlog on birth registrations quickly and that we’ve been able to create more appointments for parents to book online.
“We do need to remind everyone that now this service is back in place, if your child was born or before 31 July 2020, you do have a legal duty to register the birth. Please visit barnsley.gov.uk/births to book your appointment, and the registrar team will work quickly to help you through the process."
Find out more about booking an appointment and registering a child's birth.