It’s the news we were all dreading but weren’t completely surprised to hear; we will enter a new national lockdown on 5th November 2020. With this brings new lockdown wedding restrictions. Luckily for you, we’ve had a read and summarised the main points you need to know about!
- Weddings are pretty much cancelled for the next 4 weeks unless there are exceptional circumstances. However, the lockdown wedding restrictions don’t stipulate what these exceptional circumstances are. We’d hate to speculate but we would hope that in a scenario where a couple are planning to get married prior to a loved one passing away (partner or relative) that this would be considered an exceptional circumstance.
- Stressed about letting your guests know? Don’t be. We’re all in this together and your loved ones will understand! You can download our ‘We’ve had to postpone’ e-card (as shown in our featured image) for £0.50.
- Travel abroad is banned for the next 4 weeks, unless travelling cannot be helped e.g. for business reasons. This means any holidays booked as honeymoons are now impacted, becoming yet another lockdown wedding restriction.
- Restaurants and bars are shut for the next 4 weeks except for take aways
- No mixing of households is allowed indoors for the next 4 weeks
- When exercising outside you can only mix with 1 other person from another household at a distance
- You are only permitted to leave your house for one of the following reasons:
- for childcare or education, where this is not provided online
- for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (including if your job involves working in other people’s homes)
- to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place – with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.
- for any medical concerns, reasons, appointments and emergencies, or to avoid or escape risk of injury or harm – such as domestic abuse
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which should be as infrequent as possible
- to visit members of your support bubble or provide care for vulnerable people, or as a voluntee
We know that this news is difficult for so many of you, especially those whose weddings were due to take place during this time. Don’t lose hope, it’s a set back but the come back will be even better. We have faith in you!
For many of you, as well as lockdown wedding restrictions, you may be dealing with potential loss in earnings and potential worries around job retention. Don’t give up! Use the next 4 weeks to consider a side hustle- something online that you could develop over time. The world wide web can be a minefield and you’re not expected to be an expert. Maybe start small with a Facebook or Instagram page where you can sell a product or service.
Let’s also talk about mental health. Keep talking to friends and family if you’re feeling low. Don’t shut yourself off as this can be more damaging in the long run. If ever you don’t feel comfortable speaking to someone you know, contact the Samaritans on 116 123 for free. At the very least they’ll offer you a kind ear in a safe environment.
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Happy planning!! xoxox