West Berkshire Council

West Berkshire Council logo
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Coronavirus: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Information about births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships during the coronavirus pandemic

Marriages and Civil Partnerships

As we are now in a national lockdown marriages and civil partnerships are unable to take place until these restrictions are lifted except in exceptional circumstances, for example, where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery.


Please call us on 01635 279230 to make an appointment.

Only one parent will be able to attend where the couple are married or in a civil partnership.  For couples who are not married or in a civil partnership both parents must attend.  Please do not bring baby or other children unless you have no alternative. You may be asked to queue when you arrive and Shaw House has a one-way system in place throughout the building.  Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times.

Deaths and Still Births

Deaths and still births are being registered by telephone and you do not need to attend the register office for a face-to-face appointment. Please call us on 01635 279230 for further details of how to register.