Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March 2019, all weddings and other social gatherings due to take place within a minimum of the next 3 weeks must now be cancelled/postponed. Read our advice and guidance on this here.

Hand washing

Safety precautions you should be considering if you’re still working weddings during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Please note: All of the information in our posts and articles is accurate and correct at the time it was published. As the Covid-19 situation evolves, our advice might change. We will be frequently publishing new, up-to-date articles and advice, to reflect this.

We all know that self-isolation and social distancing are the buzz words of the current climate, but when you’re still doing weddings and you want to stay safe and healthy, what kind of precautions should you be taking? 
Let’s break it down:  

Please note, Weddingly are not advocating providing a service to any wedding if you, or anyone you live with/have come into contact with, has shown symptoms. Please refer to the NHS guidelines noted in the link below about self isolation, social distancing and quarantine periods.

  1. Follow the NHS and UK Government’s guidelines:  The NHS website has plenty of advice on what to do and not to do, you can check it out here:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  
  2. Wash your hands, and often:  Whenever you can! When you leave the house, when you arrive at the venue, when you go outside, come back inside and before eating, as well as the natural other times you would wash your hands.  Remember, 20 seconds is the rule, so sing “Happy Birthday,” to yourself slowly to give you an idea of how long you should wash your hands thoroughly for.  And, if you’re forgetful, set reminders on your phone!  
  3. Keep an emergency pack on you at all times:  If you’re onsite at a wedding, you should keep some important items on you so you keep safe, and keep others safe too.  Our recommended items include:  
    • A bar of soap and a bottle of water to wash your hands with  
    • Hand sanitiser (if you’re lucky enough to find some!) 
    • Packet of tissues
    • Paracetamol  
  4. Wear sunglasses:  Strangely, wearing sunglasses can help us avoid touching our eyes, which is important for combating the spread of this virus.   
  5. Don’t shake hands with people, elbow bump instead!  You might look a bit like you’re doing the funky chicken, but bumping elbows is the “new handshake”.  Avoiding hand to hand contact and reducing the spread of infection.  

What are you doing to protect yourself and others as you undertake your business obligations?