National lockdown: stay at home


Updates on our services and ceremonies.

Marriages and civil partnerships

West Sussex is currently subject to national lockdown rules.

Ceremonies for six people will be permitted to go ahead from Monday 29 March and further relaxations are planned from Monday 12 April in accordance with the Government Roadmap.

Ceremonies in WSCC rooms will be subject to numbers permitted for that room in addition to any maximum stated by the Government. The numbers for each room are available on our ceremony rooms pages.

We are contacting couples - the most imminent first - and will continue to do so on a rolling basis.

If you wish to postpone or cancel your booking, please phone 01243 642122.

We do not charge for like-for-like postponements.

Notice appointments

Booked notice appointments will still go ahead. If you no longer need your appointment, please contact us on 01243 642122.

Do not book notice appointments until four months before your ceremony. Notices are venue specific, so you are unable to swap venues without giving notice again.

If you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, are self-isolating or subject to quarantine restrictions, let us know and do not attend your appointment. We will rearrange your appointment free of charge.

When attending your appointment, please wear a face covering.

Citizenship ceremonies

Group citizenship ceremonies are suspended until March 2021.

Virtual citizenship ceremonies can be arranged for new citizens that need a ceremony more urgently.

Last updated:
24 February 2021
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