Face coverings during ceremonies: from law to advice

From 4th April 2022, the need to wear face coverings during wedding or funeral ceremonies* held in indoor public places is no longer a legal requirement.

Public Health advice continues to be that face coverings offer protection, and members of the public will continue to be encouraged to wear them in indoor settings – but not required to do so.

This also means that there are no regulations preventing symbolic gestures from returning to ‘normal’, although some continued caution is advised.

*Note that naming ceremonies fall in line with hospitality guidance, where the wearing of face coverings remains mandatory until 18th April 2022.


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