Updated information on weddings and places of worship
From 4 July, gatherings of more than 30 people will be permitted, but only in certain public places as set out in law.
This will include places of worship and their surrounding premises in a church, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship where you can independently pray or hold a religious ceremony. There are however activities where it is advisable to restrict numbers to 30 within a place of worship for public health reasons.
The government have set out guidance for those activities as well as how to ensure your place of worship is COVID-19 secure - visit GOV.UK (external link) for all the information you need.
Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines. From 4 July, 2 meters or 1 metre with risk mitigation (where 2 metres is not viable) between households are acceptable.
There are also new rules surrounding weddings and civil partnerships that will be allowed to take place from 4 July.
Gatherings of more than 30 people will be permitted but only in certain public places as set out in law. This will include all licensed venues where legal marriage ceremonies can take place however it is strongly advised that numbers are restricted to 30 for public health reasons.
Those operating venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines should take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public and prevent large gatherings or mass events from taking place.
Visit GOV.UK (external link) to find all the guidance you need for small marriages and civil partnerships.
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