What does the latest Covid-19 lockdown mean for weddings and funerals?

Happy New Year to you all!

Normally at this time of year we would be looking forward to the wedding season, but the latest national lockdown has changed the rules.

Here is the guidance from the Government’s website:

Weddings:

“Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies must only take place with up to 6 people. Anyone working is not included. These should only take place in exceptional circumstances, for example, an urgent marriage where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery.

Weddings and civil partnerships must only take place in COVID-19 secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances.”

Funerals:

“Funerals are allowed with strict limits on attendance and must only take place in COVID-19 secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances.

“Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.”

If you need Covid-secure transport to either a wedding or a funeral our vehicles are all fitted with screens and carefully and thoroughly sanitised after every journey.