How many people can attend a wedding? New lockdown rules explained – Latest News


Previously, guidance in England allowed gatherings of up to six people from different households outdoors, or two households of any size, indoors or outdoors, to meet.

As of Monday, September 14, groups of more than six people will be banned – both indoors and outdoors.

From Monday, September 14 new lockdown rules will be enforced in England – but what does this mean for weddings?

There are specific rules regarding weddings

Weddings can only take place in Covid-secure venues

Those who break the rules face a £100 fine, which doubles on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

In a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus, the Government has issued new lockdown rules regarding social interaction.

But what does this mean for weddings that were due to take place on or after Monday?

But from Monday police will have the power to enforce fines on those who won’t comply with the rules.

The good news is that weddings that are Covid-secure can still go ahead.

The Government guidelines state: “No more than 30 people should attend a marriage or civil partnership, where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a Covid-19 secure venue.”

Weddings of up to 30 people can go ahead, as long as the attendants practice social distancing.

“It also includes any third-party suppliers, such as photographers or security, but does not include staff employed by the venue or any third party catering staff.”

It continues: “This is the maximum number for all attendees at the event, including the couple and guests.

Weddings are an exception to the new rule, along with funerals and organised sporting events.

Luckily, couples getting married don’t need to wear a face mask, and can share a traditional first kiss.

Should there be any more than 30 people there they risk getting fined.

Has your wedding been affected by the coronavirus outbreak? Tell us in the comments below…

Meanwhile, any other guests “should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space”.



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