PARENTS with babies born on or before July 31 can now book an appointment to register their child's birth.

 

Birth registrations were suspended in March due to coronavirus restrictions, but were reopened on July 10.

 

The registrar team have since been made aware of some births that have not been registered.

 

Parents with children born in March, April, or May have been urged to register their child's birth which they have a legal requirement to do.

 

Coun 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 July 31, you do have a legal duty to register the birth.”

 

To book an appointment, click here.