Notts weddings and civil partnerships postponed during national lockdown

04 November 2020

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Nottinghamshire County Council’s registration’s team have been contacting bridal parties to help them reschedule their wedding or civil partnership ceremony due to the national lockdown rules which comes into force on Thursday 5 November and is currently due to last until Wednesday 2 December.

The new Government guidance states that weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

Councillor Kay Cutts, MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “I know that there will be many disappointed people across the county who were planning their special day, some of which may have already delayed their plans once or more. 

“I can assure you that we will do everything we can to work with couples to help them reschedule in line with the latest guidance which we will keep under review.  The important thing now is that we all follow the new guidance in full to help us slow the spread of the virus.”

Other registration service updates in light of the national lockdown include funerals and birth registrations.

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working as part of these events are not included in these numbers. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

Currently birth registrations which are already booked are being honoured. Only the Arnold and West Bridgford offices are taking new appointments for county residents where the baby was born in the city.

Mansfield will still be registering county births only as will Worksop. Newark is closed

Wedding or civil ceremony notices are still being taken but only three months prior to the ceremony.  Citizenship ceremonies have been cancelled until further advice is received.

Non-statutory services such as change of name deed, baby naming will not be available.

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