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New parents in Highland Council area urged to register births of 'lockdown babies'


By Hector MacKenzie

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Babies born during the coronavirus lockdown period can now be registered in the Highland Council area.
Babies born during the coronavirus lockdown period can now be registered in the Highland Council area.

NEW parents who haven't yet registered the birth of their babies with Highland Council registration officers are being asked to do so.

Birth registrations were suspended in late March because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions with a plan later revealed to get through the backlog of paperwork.

Highland Council registration offices have since resumed operations with registrars working through a backlog in date order.

Anyone who had a baby during March, April or May who has not yet made arrangements to register the birth of their is now being asked to make contact with theirchild with theur local registration office urgently.

Highland Council says that anyone who had a baby during June or onwards can contact their local registration office "who will make arrangements for an appointment for you".

Contact details can be found at www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus/RegistrationUpdates

Related: Highland Council reveals backed-up birth registration plan as coronavirus crisis slow progress


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