Attendees allowed at marriage solemnisations, receptions to be raised to 250 with COVID-19 testing

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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Newlywed couple. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The number of attendees at marriage solemnisations and receptions will be raised from 100 to 250 attendees from 24 April if pre-event COVID-19 testing is implemented for more than 100 attendees, said Lawrence Wong, co-chair of the multi-ministry taskforce (MTF) on COVID-19, on Wednesday (24 March).

Wong, who is Education Minister, made the announcement at the MTF conference, the first to be held in two months.

The attendees for marriage solemnisations will include the wedding couple, excluding the Licensed Solemniser and vendors for the entire event, in zones of up to 50 attendees each.

For solemnisation-only events involving more than 100 attendees, pre-event testing will be required for the wedding couple. If there are 100 or fewer attendees, pre-event testing will not be required.

Similarly, pre-event testing for all attendees including the wedding couple will be required for wedding receptions involving more than 100 attendees. This is due to the higher risk of receptions where people are unmasked while enjoying their meals and come into close and prolonged contact with one another in celebration.

The limit for wedding receptions at 250 attendees in total includes the wedding couple and excludes vendors, in zones or timeslots of up to 50 attendees each.

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