News & Press Release

Resuming of weekend registration service from 6th March 2021.

Following a review of the decision to suspend our weekend service last March, I am happy to confirm that we will be resuming our weekend service from 6th March 2021. This will be on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10am – 12pm. The same will apply to bank holidays. As is current practice, a duty registrar will […]

  • February 24, 2021 | 
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  • Limited Registration service on bank holiday Friday (8th May)

    Dear all, I trust you are all well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the co-operation you have shown us with the new way of working. I believe it has worked extremely well in Leicester and you have all played a part in that. Leicester Register Office will be […]

  • May 6, 2020 | 
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  • Registration over weekends

    Dear Suleman It was lovely to speak with you for the first time this morning, I’m sorry it is under such circumstances. As discussed, we established that there is no bottleneck as far as registration is concerned. We are registering deaths as soon as practicably possible on receiving an acceptable medical certificate of cause of […]

  • April 16, 2020 | 
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  • Prepare for the continuing impact of coronavirus on mortuaries

    Hello Suleman, I know you had enquired on behalf of MBCOL with UHL colleagues re: additional facility at general hospital – wanted to let you know that this press release went out today. I’ve copied in my colleague Alex Barker at the city comms team for info. If you have any further queries, you might […]

  • April 11, 2020 | 
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  • Request from the Registrars – please help them to help us

    Dear all, Thank you for adjusting to the new way of working so well. I know it is difficult, we are feeling it from a registration perspective and naturally this will trickle down the chain. There is no doubt that the number of deaths in Leicester is rising. I have limited registrars with some off […]

  • April 1, 2020 | 
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  • Revised guidance “The Green”

    LEICESTER REGISTER OFFICE DEATH REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOLLOWING EMERGENCY BILL (COVID -19) URGENT INFORMATION The Emergency Bill, in response to the current situation, has granted legislation to remove the need for face to face death and still birth registrations. If you have are dealing with the funeral of a death which has occurred in the City […]

  • March 31, 2020 | 
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  • Numbers to attend burial

    We know stating the number of individuals who should be allowed to attend a burial is confusing for many. We can only strongly recommend a maximum number of 10 people to attend, which includes immediate family members, the Imam and volunteers. This is in conformity with other cities and for the safety of everyone including […]

  • March 30, 2020 | 
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  • New temporary measures with regards to the registration of death

    On 28 Mar 2020, at 11:22 am, Alan Brown <Alan.Brown@leicester.gov.uk> wrote: Dear Suleman,   The Coronavirus Bill has introduced new temporary measures with regards to the registration of deaths. This includes the use of telephone appointments for registration. As the informant will not now be making a registration in person they will not be issued […]

  • March 28, 2020 | 
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  • Coronvirus – further guidance on social gatherings

    MBCOL Ltd Further to my previous email, the Government has now published further guidance on social gatherings. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others With regards to funerals this is clear and unequivocal: Places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families are closed for social gatherings. Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the […]

  • March 24, 2020 | 
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  • Coronvirus – measures that are been implemented by LCC

    Please ask for: Alan Brown Direct line: (0116) 454 4925 Email: alan.brown@leicester.gov.uk Date: 18th March 2020 Dear Funeral Director, Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus I am writing to confirm our approach to managing the current Coronavirus pandemic and how this affects burial and cremation services provided by the council. Firstly I would like to reassure you that […]

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