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Update 21 June 2021

The Registration Service awaits the outcome of the governments press conference this evening 18:00

Our telephone lines are currently closed. To contact the ceremonies team please email your name, telephone number and ceremony date if applicable to ceremonies@buckinghamshire.gov.uk and a member of our team will contact you within 3 working days

Covid 19 Update 22 March 2021

The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is in a national lockdown. On 8 March some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed.

However, England is still in a national lockdown. You must stay at home, leaving only where permitted by law, and follow the rules in this guidance. See further information on the rules.

For weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, this means that the existing national lockdown guidance remains in place. Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies must only take place with up to 6 people and should only take place in exceptional circumstances.

The COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 roadmap sets out the staged return of weddings and civil partnerships. At each stage, the decision to proceed to the next step will be guided by data not dates and the four tests set out in the roadmap. A week’s notice will be provided before any step is taken.

Step 1 - up to 29 March

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies of 6 can take place but these should only be in exceptional circumstances. Receptions are not permitted.

From 29 March

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can continue to take place for up to 6 people only but will no longer be limited to exceptional circumstances. Receptions are not permitted.

Step 2 - no earlier than 12 April

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are permitted for up to 15 people in COVID-19 Secure venues that are permitted to open or where a broader exemption applies.
Receptions can take place with up to 15 people in the form of a sit down meal and in any COVID-19 Secure outdoor venue that is permitted to open. Such receptions must not take place in people’s private gardens or public outdoor spaces.

Step 3 - no earlier than 17 May

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are permitted for up to 30 people in COVID-19 Secure venues that are permitted to open. Receptions can also proceed with up to 30 people in a COVID Secure indoor venue, or outdoors.

Step 4 - no earlier than 21 June

At Step 4, the government aims to remove all limits on weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and receptions. This will be subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme, which will include a series of pilots using enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events of larger sizes.

The Ceremonies Team is liaising with venues and will be in touch with couples who this may affect in the coming weeks. Please be assured we will be in touch as soon as possible and encourage any queries are sent via this page Contact Us page.

Find out more about ceremonies during coronavirus.

You may email the team and they will respond to you as quickly as possible: ceremonies@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these times.

 

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