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UK weddings with unlimited guests could be allowed from June


Feb 22, 2021

Unlimited weddings may be allowed from June (Picture: Getty)

Weddings with unlimited guests could be allowed from June 21 when it’s hoped all limits on social contact will be removed.

The Prime Minister has given hope for couples waiting to tie the knot, with wedding guests rising from six to 15 from April 12.

Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings and receptions from May 17.

A month later, the Government is hoping to decide whether all limits can be removed on weddings.

Making a statement in the Commons, the PM said: ‘The threat remains substantial with the numbers in hospital only now beginning to fall below the peak of the first wave in April.

‘But we are able to take these steps because of the resolve of the British people and the extraordinary success of our NHS in vaccinating more than 17.5 million people across the UK.’

He added that ‘no vaccine can ever be 100% effective’, telling MPs: ‘So, as the modelling released by Sage today shows, we cannot escape the fact that lifting lockdown will result in more cases, more hospitalisations and sadly more deaths.

‘And this would happen whenever lockdown is lifted – whether now or in six or nine months – because there will always be some vulnerable people who are not protected by the vaccines.

Weddings may return to normal from June (Picture: Getty)

‘There is therefore no credible route to a zero Covid Britain, or indeed, a zero Covid world and we cannot persist indefinitely with restrictions that debilitate our economy, our physical and mental wellbeing and the life chances of our children.’

The PM’s roadmap out of lockdown will also see shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries, outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens reopen from April 12.

Despite the easing of restrictions, the Government’s ‘stay at home’ messaging will remain in place.

Mr Johnson said the further easing of restrictions will depend on England passing four tests that signify the country’s victory against Covid.

The tests include the continued success of the vaccine deployment, evidence that the jabs are sufficiently reducing hospital admissions and deaths, low infection rates, and the level of threat from new Covid variants.

As of Sunday, the more than 17.58 million people have received their first dose of a Covid vaccine inside the UK.

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Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown

Boris Johnson has laid out his plans to lift Covid-19 restrictions in England, following weeks of lockdown which began on January 4.

The Prime Minister confirmed that the route back to normality will depend upon four tests for easing restrictions and will take into account the success of the vaccine rollout.

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