Civil weddings will be permitted to take place outdoors for the first time in England and Wales from next month.
The ceremonies at approved premises such as hotels currently need to be in a room or other permanent structure.
The change, which also applies to civil partnerships, will allow outdoor ceremonies from July to next April, and will mean more guests can attend events affected by social-distancing rules.
A consultation will take place to see if the change should become permanent.
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