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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies during the coronavirus pandemic

Weddings and civil partnerships cancelled due to lockdown

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, the government has confirmed that weddings and civil partnership ceremonies should not take place during the new period of lockdown with effect from 6 January 2021.

We have contacted all couples affected by this, to cancel ceremonies up until 21 February. It is not yet clear when this period of lockdown will end but, in the event that restrictions are eased before 21 February, we will contact couples again.

The only exception to this is if there are exceptional circumstances, such as an urgent marriage where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life changing surgery. There may be other exceptional circumstances, such as military deployment, and each case will be considered on its own merits. If you believe such circumstances apply in your case, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Notice of marriage or civil partnership appointments

If you need to give notice of marriage or civil partnership, appointments can be booked at our Dorchester, Ferndown, Gillingham, Wareham and Weymouth offices.

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