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Couples in Scotland no longer have to wear masks during wedding ceremonies

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Scottish couples no longer have to wear masks during wedding ceremonies pics: PA/Getty
The couple will still have to be partitioned or two metres away from others (Picture: PA/Getty)

Couples getting married or entering a civil partnership in Scotland will no longer have to wear face masks at their ceremonies under new easing of coronavirus restrictions.

The relaxation of measures announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon came into effect today, as long as the pair are partitioned or at least two metres away from anyone else.

It applies to all couples taking part in an indoor marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration in Scotland.

The First Minister said that she wanted to ‘deliver some flexibility’.

The updated regulations ‘will exempt a couple from having to wear a face covering during their marriage or civil partnership ceremony’, she said.

‘This is a small but important change which I hope will be welcomed by anyone about to tie the knot.’

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 08: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives for First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament on October 8, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - Pool /Getty Images)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pictured on October 8 (Picture: Getty)

Further measures announced by Nicola Sturgeon that come into force on Friday include the wearing of face coverings in more workplace settings.

These include the canteen – when not sitting at a table, for example when entering, queueing or leaving – and corridors.

Ms Sturgeon said yesterday: ‘We introduced restrictions on household meetings three weeks ago, together with very tough additional restrictions last week.

‘However, the most recent of those changes, in particular, will not yet be having an impact on case numbers.

‘And there is no doubt that we are currently in a precarious position.

‘That explains why I can confirm to the Parliament that all of our existing Covid restrictions will remain in place.’

For the full guidance on weddings and civil partnerships in Scotland, click here.

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