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Marriage: Coronavirus

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason (a) weddings and (b) weddings with the minimum number of five people are not being allowed to be conducted during the current stage of the easing of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 2 June 2020 to Question 48959, when the Government plans to lift covid-19 restrictions to allow small, socially distant weddings to take place.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will set a date when marriages can resume as the covid-19 restrictions are eased.

Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to lift the marriage ban in England.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 54003, when he plans to review the restrictions imposed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak on weddings taking place to allow for small weddings to take place with social distancing.

Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

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

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General

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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