Coronavirus (COVID-19): Registrars update

Important information about changes to our services

We are monitoring the current situation on coronavirus, closely following information and advice published by the government.

In order to minimise face-to-face contact and group meetings, which will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus, some services will need to be delivered differently.  

Information for parents registering a new baby in the current environment

Following lockdown measures in March, birth registrations in England and Wales were temporarily suspended. At the start of June it was announced that birth registrations could resume where it is safe to do so. 

Trafford Register Office have now put provisions in place and will be undertaking birth registrations at Sale Town Hall from Monday 22 June 2020.

To book an appointment please telephone 0161 912 3026 between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday. Please do not email the Register Office about appointment availability unless it is an emergency. Please read the information below on what will happen when you attend an appointment as it is important that the safety of all our customers and staff is maintained once we reopen to the public.

Information for bereaved families registering a death in the current environment

Emergency legislation has come into effect to allow death registrations to be taken by telephone by the Registrar, so that families do not have to attend the register office to complete a face to face registration.

Families can give the certifying doctor their permission to share their contact details with us, so that we can phone them directly to make arrangements for a telephone appointment. Alternatively you can telephone us direct on 0161 912 3026 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnership Formations

Wedding and Civil Partnership update

Trafford Register Office are delighted to announce that we will re-commence Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnership Formations with effect from 4 July 2020.

We would like to assure all couples that we have adhered to Government guidelines and can accommodate Marriages and Civil Partnerships for each couple and seven guests, socially distancing in a well ventilated room.

We will be contacting all couples personally, to make arrangements for new dates, prioritising those who have had their Marriage or Civil Partnership cancelled due to the lockdown and those who have upcoming Marriage and Civil Partnerships already booked for July and August 2020.

If you have a Marriage or Civil Partnership already booked for July or August 2020, and have not been able to give notice, please email us with your telephone number so that we can contact you to make an appointment for you to do so.

For marriages at cChurches in Trafford, contact the relevant Church directly.

We would like to thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times

Certificate applications

Trafford Register Office are operating a priority and non-priority service at the moment.

European Settlement Scheme

We have currently suspended this service until further notice.