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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Register Office services

The following services are affected due to government guidance on social distancing and the threat of coronavirus:

Services at the Register Office

The Registrar Office at 10 Broughton Road, South Shields, is closed for:

  • Purchasing birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Arranging weddings
  • General enquiries

Copies of certificates

The Register Office is no longer taking requests for copies of birth, death, or marriage certificates until further notice to focus resources on delivering the most critical of duties.


  • Those with marriages booked in South Tyneside have been contacted to discuss arrangements
  • Appointments to give notice of marriage have been cancelled


In accordance with national guidance, the Council must now restrict attendance numbers at funerals at the crematorium and cemeteries.  

Following careful consideration, the Council has taken the very difficult decision to restrict funerals to immediate family up to a maximum of 15 people. This approach is line with other authorities across the region.

Anyone needing to contact Bereavement Services for advice and guidance should do so by contacting 0191 427 3190.

Registering a death

You can register a death by making a telephone appointment. Find out more about registering a death

Registering a birth

Appointments to register a birth have been cancelled.

Cemeteries and the crematorium

Cemeteries and the crematorium are open.


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