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Prenuptials, living together and coronavirus

In this section you'll find information and updates related to coronavirus that are relevant to prenuptials and living together.

The UK's response to coronavirus is changing regularly and often very quickly. While we'll continue to make every effort to keep this page up to date, there may be short periods where what you read here is not the latest information available. Where possible we've tried to provide links to official sources, so you can check the current situation.

Getting married or entering into a civil partnership

England

There are no longer any restrictions on wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. You can check the current government guidance for advice on how to keep your guests safe during the celebrations as COVID is still a risk factor when people gather, especially in indoor spaces.

Wales

There are no restrictions on the type or size of wedding or civil partnership ceremony. However, see GOV.Wales for information on what to consider when planning your celebrations, so you can keep everyone attending as safe as possible from COVID.

Scotland

There is no restriction on the size or type of wedding or civil partnership ceremony, although the wearing of a face covering is mandatory in certain circumstances. See the guidance from National Records of Scotland and the Scottish government for more information.

Northern Ireland

Marriages and civil partnerships can take place but are subject to restrictions as required by the venue's risk assessment. Face masks are also mandatory in certain circumstances. See the nidirect guidance on weddings and civil partnerships and places of worship for more information on measures to consider for keeping your guests safe.

Cancelled weddings and civil partnerships

See our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section for Complaints and disputes for information on your consumer rights if you've been left out of pocket by a venue after your event was cancelled.

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