The death of a loved one can be a very difficult time. Sutton Register Office try to make it as easy as possible to register a death, whilst keeping both you and our staff as safe as possible.
Registering a death during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 have now been commenced by regulation. From Monday 30 March 2020 and for the duration of the pandemic period, deaths will be registered by telephone.
There will be no requirement for relatives to collect the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from the hospital, care home or GP. A scan of both sides of the signed certificate can be sent to the registrar directly at firstname.lastname@example.org along with the details for the next of kin.
The Green Certificate of Burial of Cremation will be transmitted electronically to the chosen Funeral Director, Crematorium or Cemetery Office.
The Registrar will contact the next of kin by phone to register the death. Payment for certificates will be taken during the registration process and the certificates will be posted out to you.