Provinces allows more people to attend wedding and funeral ceremonies

When Kyle and Alyssa Churcher's May wedding seemed impossible - they decided to tie the knot anyway - social distancing style on April 1. Brides and grooms will now be able to have up to 50 people at their ceremonies. Funeral ceremonies will also be able to have up to 50 people.

Brides are rejoicing.

The province has changed the restrictions around the number of people invited to both weddings and funerals.

Based on positive public health trends wedding and funeral ceremonies taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 attendees.

For both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, those attending must follow proper health and safety advice, including practicing physical distancing from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle.

“With recent progress to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are able to ease restrictions on these special ceremonies,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

“We have taken deliberate steps to increase testing and increase our ability to track and contain this virus. As we loosen these measures, I strongly urge everyone to remain careful and cautious as we are all still at risk.”

The changes came into effect on Friday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. The maximum number of people allowed to attend indoor or outdoor wedding and funeral receptions remains at 10 people.