COVID-19: further (separate) guidance for England and for Wales

For England, on 3 August the MHCLG issued updated Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships in England. The guidance

“applies only to marriages and civil partnerships taking place in England under the law of England and Wales. Religious ceremonies (those not taking place under the law of England and Wales), belief ceremonies, blessings, or other non-statutory ceremonies are not covered, and those wishing to conduct them should refer to other guidance on gatherings … In particular, for religious ceremonies you should refer to the places of worship guidance.”

However, there are two passages in the guidance that seem to be equally relevant to religious weddings as to civil ones: Continue reading