Registration Services in Worcestershire will continue to be open but by appointment only, with limitations to available services during the national lockdown.
According to Government advice, following Monday’s announcement, wedding and civil partnership ceremonies should only take place under exceptional circumstances to reduce the possibility of Covid-19 transmission.
The number of guests permitted at the exceptional ceremonies that go ahead has been reduced to 6 people to further attempt to combat high Coronavirus infection rates.
The group of six does not include anyone working but does include the couple getting married.
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities said: “Further restrictions have been put in place to combat the high Covid-19 infection rates we are experiencing across the county and to protect the NHS and save lives.
“I understand many couples planning to get married will be disappointed with this news but I would call on everyone to be patient. We need to dig deep to protect our communities and take action against Coronavirus.”
“In exceptional circumstances our Registration Services team will continue to conduct ceremonies. I am pleased that we are still able to do this safely.”
Death registration continues to take place over the telephone. Birth registration has been suspended, as common practice in the New Year, please visit Worcestershire Registration Services’ dedicated webpage for up to date information on when birth registrations will resume and for information on other registration services.