Weddings and Funerals – Road Map Significant Dates
Posted on 23rd February 2021 at 15:32
The indicative, ‘no earlier than’ dates in the roadmap are all contingent on the data and subject to change. Before taking each step, the Government will review the latest data on the impact of
the previous step against four tests. The tests are:
1. The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully.
2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
3. Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
4. Our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new Variants of Concern.
I have collated the dates below from the Government Road Map 22/02/2021, indicationg significant dates for weddings and funerals
Step 1 – from 8th March
Rules around funerals will not change; these can proceed with 30 attendees and
wakes with 6 attendees, though not in private homes. Weddings will still be able to
proceed with 6 attendees only but will no longer be limited to exceptional
Step 2 - At least 5 weeks after Step 1, no earlier than 12th April
At this point, funerals can continue to proceed with up to 30 attendees. Weddings,
receptions, and commemorative events including wakes will be able to take place
with up to 15 attendees (in premises that are permitted to open).
Step 3 - At least 5 weeks after Step 2, no earlier than 17 May
At this step, weddings, receptions, funerals, and commemorative events including
wakes can proceed with up to 30 attendees. A broader range of stand-alone life
events will also be permitted at this step, including bar mitzvahs and christenings.
Step 4 - At least 5 weeks after Step 3, no earlier than 21 June
Remove all limits on weddings and other life events, subject to the outcome of
the scientific Events Research Programme.
Ref: COVID-19 RESPONSE −SPRING 2021 (HM Govt)
I hope this information helps, please contact me if you have any further questions. Take care and stay safe.
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