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Highland Council's birth registration services set to resume from Monday for babies born during the coronavirus lockdown as restrictions are eased


By Ian Duncan

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Highland Council.
Highland Council.

Parents of babies born throughout the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to start registering the births from Monday.

Highland Council is now in a position to resume birth registrations, in date order wherever possible, from next week.

Registrations have been suspended since late March and there is a backlog to work through.

The approximate birth registration timescales will be:

Week commencing June 29 – for babies who were born before and up to April 5;

Week commencing July 6 – for babies who were born between April 6 to May 3;

Week commencing July 13 – for babies born between May 4 to May 31;

Week commencing July 20 – for babies born between June 1 to June 28.

A council spokesman said: "Please contact the office in which you wish to register the birth of your child, during the suggested week above. The staff will discuss an appropriate time for you to register.

"Your appointment will mainly be conducted by telephone, however you will be required to attend the office to sign the register page. The Registrar will arrange a time for you to do this, and will explain the protocols in place for your appointment."

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