Marriage and Civil Partnerships: Coronavirus

(asked on 22nd June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to allow weddings and civil partnership ceremonies to recommence.


Answered by
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Penny Mordaunt
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
This question was answered on 25th June 2020

The Government understands the huge significance of weddings. We recognise that because weddings have not been able to take place in recent months this has caused difficulty and distress for many people. As set out in the Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, published in May, the Government has been examining how to enable people to gather in slightly larger groups better to facilitate small weddings. We have worked closely with faith leaders and local government on how best to achieve this. The Prime Minister announced on 23 June that wedding and civil partnership ceremonies will be able to take place in England from 4 July. People should avoid having a large ceremony, and should invite no more than thirty family and friends. Venues should ensure they are COVID-19 secure.

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