Locked-down couples who are desperate to tie the knot in NSW will be allowed to marry but will have to make do with just five guests and forfeit the traditional post nuptial celebrations.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard has signed an amendment to the Public Health Order to allow small outdoor wedding services from Friday, with the proviso there are no gatherings or receptions.
Premises that can perform funerals can also be used to host a small wedding.
A maximum of five guests will be allowed plus the wedding party - the couple, two witnesses, the celebrant and one person to record the wedding.
However, a person who lives in Greater Sydney can't attend a wedding service outside of Greater Sydney.
A person who lives in regional NSW can only attend a wedding in Greater Sydney if they are part of the wedding party or the parent, child or sibling of one of the people getting married.
A person who lives in Greater Sydney, but not in one of the 12 local government COVID hotspots can only attend a wedding in an area of concern if they are part of the wedding party or the parent, child or sibling of one of the persons getting married.
Anyone who lives in one of the 12 LGAs can only attend a wedding outside the area of concern in which they live if they are part of the wedding party or the parent, child or sibling of one of the persons getting married.
Australian Associated Press