Ceremonies at the Guildhall

Anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms listed below should not attend:

  • new continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

Those who are from a household that is self-isolating should not attend.

It is the responsibility of the couple to refer to Public Health Wales for further information.

Details of all guests attending will be requested prior to the ceremony to assist with contact tracing and all personal information collected will be handled in accordance with our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Privacy Notice.

Ceremonies at approved venues

Anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms listed below should not attend:

  • new continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

Those who are from a household that is self-isolating should not attend.

It is the responsibility of the couple to refer to Public Health Wales for further information.

For ceremonies at approved venues:

  • The maximum room capacity will be advised by the venue but must ensure that 2 metre social distancing will be observed for the entire ceremony party with the exception of the couple
  • No additional children, babies or guests will be allowed
  • Music will be permitted

Birth registration

Birth registrations are required to be carried out at a face-to-face appointment with a registrar. For your safety, we have introduced measures such as hand sanitiser and gloves, and we will be using a larger room to allow social distancing.

We ask for your patience at this time, as we are expecting a high level of calls due to the demand for this service.  With this in mind, please adhere to the guidelines outlined above.

Requests made for appointments via email will not be accepted.

Registering births and claiming Child Benefit / Universal Credit

You can now make a claim for Child Benefit or Universal Credit before you register your child’s birth. Under normal circumstances, the birth must be registered before you make a claim, but the rules have been changed due to the current situation.

Certificate requests will now be minimised to the following only:

  • Required for employment purposes – posted no collection, card payments only
  • Required for benefit purposes – posted no collection, card payments only