Boris Johnson confirmed that some elements of ending the lockdown are being postponed, because of the spread of the "Delta" variant of Covid.

But he has announced changes that will be welcomed by people planning a wedding or civil partnership ceremony.

It comes after his recent marriage to Carrie Symonds.

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At the moment, rules state a maximum of 30 people can attend a wedding ceremony or civil partnership ceremony, or reception.

That will change. Instead, the rule will be that the number of people who can attend will be based on how many people the venue can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place.

In other words, if the venue can safely fit more than 30 people - perhaps far more - then more than 30 people can attend.

However, guests will have to obey social distancing rules, including having no more than six people at a table.

So this is likely to mean venues can fit fewer people then if there were no rules at all.

There will also continue to be restrictions on singing and dancing at weddings.

The new restrictions are based on the rules already in place for funerals.