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Weddings in the time of COVID-19 – July Update

A recent wedding at Stanley Park, Newcastle – Chloe and Jared

This is an important update to my previous post.

It’s still possible to get married while government restrictions on public gatherings apply. As stated on the NSW Government website: “Number of people who can attend… must not exceed one guest per 4 square metres for a wedding service (excluding the couple, the people involved in conducting the service and the photographer and the videographer). People attending will be required to provide their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.”

Weddings in the time of COVID-19

A tiny wedding by the water
A recent five-people-only wedding, of a lovely couple, Sandra and Keith, by the water at Point Clare

Yes, it’s still possible to get married while government restrictions on public gatherings apply. Although the law now limits most indoor and outdoor non-essential gatherings to two people, there is an exception for weddings: On the Australian Department of Health website, it states:
“Weddings can be conducted with no more than 5 people, including the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses.”

So, what this means is that, if you can’t wait until these restrictions are limited, you can only have TWO GUESTS at your wedding, and these will be your witnesses.