Deaths, burials and cremations

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Thurrock Register Office

Thurrock Register Office is closed, except for pre-booked appointments to register a death.

Before booking an appointment to register a death, you must first have received a 'Medical Certificate of Cause of Death' (MCCD) from the doctor's surgery. Only when you have this certificate, you should call 01375 372 822 or 01375 375 245.

Only one person is to attend the appointment and provide the information to be registered. If you or anyone in your household shows symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must not come to the Register Office. Instead, you must stay at home and change your appointment date.

Following government advice, no other Register Office appointments can be made until further notice. This includes birth registrations, marriage or civil partnership notices or ceremonies, citizenship ceremonies, certificate requests, re-registrations and corrections. During this period, you can claim for child benefit or Universal Credit before your baby's birth has been registered.

What to do after someone dies

When someone has died there are lots of things that need to be done, at a time when you least feel like doing them.

Step by step guide

Go to GOV.UK: What to do after someone dies for a step-by-step guide to all the things that must be done – this includes getting a medical certificate, registering the death and arranging a funeral.

Tell us once

You may be able to use the GOV.UK: Tell Us Once service to report a death to most government organisations and many council departments in one go.