Covid-19: Limit on mourners in England lifted from 17 May 2021

In a Press Release issued on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 3 May 2021, it was announced that the legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, to take place from 17 May at the earliest.

Instead, the number of people who can attend a funeral will be determined by how many people the venue, such as the relevant place of worship or funeral home, can safely accommodate with social distancing. This includes both indoor and outdoor venues. Capacities of venues will vary, but many will allow significantly more than 30 people to attend.

Limits for other life or commemorative events at Step 3, such as weddings and wakes, are expected to remain as set out in the roadmap.

You can read the full Press Release here:-