The Latest COVID-19 Rules in England.
(Updated on 22nd September)
Despite groups of more than six people from different households can’t meet up in England, we are still allowed wedding ceremonies and sit-down receptions of up to 15 people at ”Covid-secure” venues from 28th September. This was down from 30 people.
Up to 15 people including the couple, staff, photographers and witnesses (however this won’t include staff employed by the venue) are permitted to attend ceremonies. No food or drink should be consumed unless essential.
15 people will be allowed to attend a reception after the ceremony, which means sit- down meals are allowed but no more than 15 people. Dancing should not be permitted due to the increased risk of transmission.
- Singing,chanting, shouting and raising voices
These need to be avoided.
Both professionals and non-professionals, or groups which include non-professionals, can conduct indoor performances with audiences in line with the guidance for people working in the performing arts.
Different households should stay at least one metre apart at all times.
Face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings. However, there are valid exemptions, which cover the couple being married or joined in a partnership and those officiating at the wedding. This exemption does not apply to those observing the wedding, who should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space.
Hands wash ought to be washed before and after the exchanging of rings and that the rings should be handled by as few people as possible.
Keep in touch with your venue and following the latest travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the country. Rules are different.