STATEMENT FROM HALTON REGISTRATION SERVICE – 3 August 2020

Further details have now been published by the government for how ceremonies may safely operate in the document named COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships, which is available on the government website www.gov.uk.  If you choose to continue with your ceremony, you will be required to comply with all safety requirements.

Based on this guidance, we have developed local procedures for couples and guests:

Revised Room Capacities

Council Chamber

  • Maximum guests including couple: 28
  • Registrars: 2
  • Total: 30

Civic Suite

  • Maximum guests including couple: 28
  • Registrars: 2
  • Total: 30

Leiria Room

  • Maximum guests including couple: 20
  • Registrars: 2
  • Total: 22

Members Drawing Room

  • Maximum guests including couple: 10
  • Registrars: 2
  • Total: 12

Boston Suite

  • Maximum guests including couple: 28
  • Registrars: 2
  • Total: 30

In order to assist with the NHS Test and Trace system, couples must submit a list of their guests in advance of their ceremony. An electronic system is in place to collect this information.

We appreciate that ceremonies may not go ahead as you may have originally planned. We will therefore either: hold any monies paid for a future ceremony; or provide a full refund for all Registration Services provided.

Couples who have weddings/ceremonies booked may now wish to postpone or cancel their ceremony; our cancellation and refund policy will also apply.

If you need to contact the Register Office please call 0151 511 7711 or email [email protected]

Kind regards

Andrew Lucas – Superintendent Registrar/Registration Service Manager