Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Prenuptials, living together and coronavirus

In this section you'll find information and updates related to coronavirus that are relevant to prenuptials and living together.

The UK's response to coronavirus is changing regularly and often very quickly. While we'll continue to make every effort to keep this page up to date, there may be short periods where what you read here is not the latest information available. Where possible we've tried to provide links to official sources, so you can check the current situation.

Getting married or entering into a civil partnership

In England and Wales, you can't currently give notice at a register office or hold either a civil or religious ceremony. See GOV.UK for updates.

In Scotland, neither marriages nor civil partnerships can currently take place. Marriage notices are not being processed. See the National Records of Scotland for updates.

In Northern Ireland, neither religious nor civil ceremonies can currently take place. It is still possible to give notice of a marriage in the future, though there is no guarantee it will be able to go ahead if it's before restrictions are lifted or sufficiently relaxed. See nidirect for updates.

Cancelled weddings and civil partnerships

See our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section for Complaints and disputes for information on your consumer rights if you've been left out of pocket by a venue after your event was cancelled.

Child access arrangements

For information on sticking to or changing child access arrangements during the pandemic, see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section for Divorce, under the heading 'Child access arrangements'.

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