Government announces weddings to be BANNED until further notice

24 Mar 2020

Boris Johnson has announced a nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus, with all weddings to be banned indefinitely

Image: Bridget Flohe via Unsplash

On March 23, Boris Johnson made an urgent announcement amid the increasing threat of Coronavirus that the UK would be put on lockdown to delay the pandemic. 

In his announcement, it was revealed that weddings and other ceremonies would be banned for a minimum of three weeks when the Government would review the social distancing measures put in place.

The strict enforcement will allow the public to only leave their house for the following reasons:

  • Shopping for necessities (food and medicine) - non-essential shops (like clothes shops) will be shut
  • Medical reasons
  • If you care for a vulnerable person
  • To exercise ONCE a day only 
  • To travel to work IF you are a key worker or absolutely necessary

The prime minister said: "From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home.

"To ensure compliance with the Government’s instruction to stay at home, we will immediately… stop all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals."

He concluded: "We will beat the Coronavirus and we will beat it together. And therefore I urge you at this moment of national emergency to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives."

Have you had to cancel your wedding plans? Please email info@bridemagazine.co.uk to share your story and tell us what you are doing to raise spirits during this challenging time. 

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