Thank you Guides for Brides for this update on Plan B and weddings:
The government is yet to update their wedding guidance page, but wedding-specific details have been included in more recently updated documents. The headlines:
- Masks aren’t mandatory in hospitality venues, including wedding venues, where the main activity is eating, drinking, and dancing.
- Venues can ask attendees to wear masks, for example, to move around the venue.
- Most registrars are asking that masks be worn by guests during the ceremony. The law appears to support this as wedding ceremonies are open to the public. Policies vary between districts and we are aware that some have also written to couples to ask for guests to be tested.
Covid passes won’t be required by law for:
- Any type of wedding ceremony of any size
- Wedding receptions with less than 500 guests
- Wedding receptions of any size if organised by the couple
- Wedding receptions of any size in a private house or garden.
For wedding receptions with over 500 attendees organised by a wedding planner or the venue (not the couple), proof of vaccine or a recent test would be required by law for all attendees. This can be the NHS Covid Pass or an alternative proof of test result.
So that’s what we know so far about Plan B and weddings. We’ll update should further changes come into play.