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The majority of deaths are registered by a relative of the deceased. The registrar will normally only allow one of the other people listed below to register the death if there are no relatives available.
If the person died in a house or hospital, the death can be registered by:
When someone dies at home
Contact the deceaseds GP. They will visit and confirm that the patient has passed away and issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. You should then contact A & J Morriss & Sons – see contact page to make arrangements for the removal of the deceased to their Chapel of Rest.
Deaths taking place anywhere else can be registered by:
How to register the death
You will need to arrange an appointment with the Registrar to register the death. You can find your local Registrar by clicking on http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/deaths or in the Yellow Pages.
For Croydon registrars https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/births-deaths-marriage/deaths/registering-deaths/reg-death
You need to take the medical certificate of cause of death to the register office and tell the Registrar how many copies of the death certificate you need. Its advisable to get more than one depending on how many organisations you think you are going to have to contact regarding the death (eg insurance companies, credit card companies and so on) as they might each want to see a certified copy of the death certificate.
Certificates are more expensive if you have to order additional copies at a later date, but they can be bought online, by post or telephone, or through the register office where you registered the death.
How to register a death away from home
At A&J Morris, we recognise that amid this pandemic, we all have fears and concerns for the safety of our families and loved ones. Unfortunately, death and grief do not pause during a crisis. For over 30 years, A&J Morris has been taking care of members of this community and we stand ready to help you now. We will remain open and our experienced, caring staff will continue assisting families during this critical time.
We are taking precautions to create a safe environment for you to honour those you have lost. In accordance with Government and WHO guidelines, the following best practices have been instituted:
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and concerns you may have and will continue to monitor Government, NHS and WHO. Guidance is also considered from the National Association of Funeral Directors Association.
Most of all, remember that during times of uncertainty it is important to rely upon one another and to come together as a community. A&J Morris is honored to be a part of the Croydon community and we will do all we can to be here for you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.