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When will weddings resume in the UK?

Couple getting married in church.

There is hope that small weddings may be able to resume soon. (Picture: Getty)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned weddings along with other large gatherings of people when lockdown was first officially announced on 23 March 2020.

Since then, thousands of weddings in the UK have been postponed or cancelled with couples scrambling to set new dates and the wedding industry thrown into a state of uncertainty and insecurity.

So many people have had to rearrange their ceremonies and events because of the pandemic that it is currently not possible to buy wedding insurance in the UK and all providers have suspended their services to new clients while they deal with an onslaught of new claims.

But with the 2020 summer wedding season thrown into disarray, when might weddings and civil ceremonies be able to go ahead once again?

When will weddings resume in the UK?

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At the time of writing, the Government rules around marriages and civil partnerships in England and Wales still state that: ‘You cannot get married or register a civil partnership at the moment because of coronavirus (Covid-19).’

In Scotland, weddings are still suspended until further notice but in Northern Ireland weddings are allowed to take place if one partner is terminally ill and the nation has also announced that they will allow outdoors weddings, attended by groups of no more than 10 people, from 8 June.

Places of worship are set to reopen their doors from July 4, however following in Northern Ireland’s footsteps, the government is looking into whether it can allow small weddings to take place in England by the end of this month.

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Justice Secretary Robert Buckland indicated that there may be a change to rules regarding weddings in the coming weeks, saying to ‘watch this space’.

Mr Buckland told BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour: ‘You’ll be glad to know that we are giving anxious consideration to the issue of marriages.’

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