Boris Johnson to announce the return of large-scale celebrations in June Brighton News

BORIS Johnson is expected to announce the return of major celebrations, including weddings after June 21, according to reports.

According to The Telegraph, the Prime Minister is set to announce the changes despite concerns over India’s rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus.

Mr Johnson remains confident that full-scale wedding celebrations can return after the next step in easing the lockdown.

When will large weddings be allowed again?

According to reports in The Telegraph, government sources said on Friday May 21 that they were confident big weddings would return after June 21, the next step in easing the lockdown, provided that emerging data on the variant Indian do not deteriorate.

Their confidence was bolstered by the positive results of the government’s large events pilot – with just 15 people testing positive for the coronavirus out of 58,000 attendees.

On May 21, Boris Johnson told reporters in Plymouth that the government would “inform people as much as possible by the end of the month about weddings, for example.”

When will an announcement be made?

The Prime Minister said the public will be informed of the next step in easing the lockdown at the end of the month – so it is likely that an announcement will be made in the coming week.

This update will likely include the results of the government’s review of relaxing social distancing rules, including the regulation of face masks and the “one meter plus” rule.

Will there be any restrictions on weddings after June 21?

The government has previously suggested that some, if not all, restrictions on daily living – including social distancing – could be lifted as of June 21.

This means weddings can take place without any restrictions on the number of guests present or without social distancing measures in place.

Further details on the remaining rules will be provided by the government in due course.

What are the current restrictions on weddings?

In England, up to 30 people are currently allowed to attend a wedding ceremony or reception, with anyone working being excluded from the count.

Food and drink can be provided, but they must all be ordered, served and consumed with seated guests – as is the case with hospitality venues.

Customers are advised to be “cautious” about mixing with other households and should wear a face mask unless exempted.

Currently, wedding nightclubs are closed – with guidelines saying “dancing is not recommended due to the increased risk of transmission except the couple’s first dance.”

In Scotland, up to 50 people can attend weddings and receptions, although social distancing must be maintained.

It is hoped that starting June 7, up to 100 people can be allowed to participate in the celebrations following the next step in easing the lockdown.

Likewise, physical distance should be maintained at weddings and receptions in Wales, where up to 30 people are allowed to attend indoors or up to 50 outdoors – children under 11 years being excluded from the total.

They must take place in regulated places and not in private houses or gardens.

In Northern Ireland, there is currently no limit on the number of people allowed to attend a wedding, but venues must decide how many people they can safely accommodate. Separated households should maintain physical distancing.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 07:54:53