THE registrar’s office in Derry will open next week for the first time since Derry and Strabane District Council closed its public buildings in March.
The council says the office will reopen for birth registrations and will work on an appointment only basis.
“The Strabane Registrar’s office remains temporarily closed and restriction measures remain in place at the Derry office,” a council spokeswoman says.
On Thursday, councillors agreed to resume the Registration of Births at the Derry office from next Monday, May 25, by appointment only.
A full update on the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Service was provided at the meeting, and members were informed while the registration of births had been suspended, parents were still able to avail of medical and child benefit services.
The full service will operate Monday to Saturday.
In terms of the registration of deaths, the public will continue to register them remotely without having to visit the offices.
And those looking to avail of marriage and civil partnerships are being advised that wedding ceremonies can only be carried out in exceptional circumstances only.