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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice

Dorset Council registration offices

Coronavirus information

  • our offices in Dorchester, Ferndown, Gillingham, Wareham and Weymouth are now open for appointments to register births and to take notices of marriage and civil partnership
  • Bridport, Sherborne and Swanage offices remain closed for the time being
  • all offices are operating on a strictly appointment only basis to ensure the safety of our customers and employees and a maximum of 2 people will be allowed at appointments
  • customers will be informed of the COVID-19 secure measures that are in place and any restrictions on attendance when they book an appointment
  • notices of marriage and civil partnership can still be viewed by members of the public at our Dorchester office but an appointment will need to be made to do so
  • from 8 August, customers are requested to wear a face covering when attending an appointment

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