The West Sussex County Council Registration Service currently has the following guidance in place for residents.
Registering a birth
However, parents are able to make a claim for child benefit or universal credit, prior to the birth being registered.
Until the service is able to reinstate birth registration, they understand that individuals will not be able to register births within the normal 42 day period.
Registering a death
To book an appointment, please visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/register or call 01243 642122 for assistance.
Individuals will then be contacted by an experienced registrar who will guide them through the whole process by telephone and help to complete the registration.
If individuals have been given the Medical Cause of Death Certificate provided by the doctor, please drop it in to one of the following registration offices, as soon as possible: Crawley, Chichester, Haywards Heath or Worthing – this must be done before the time of your appointment.