Covid Safe Weddings
Whilst is no longer a legal requirement for people diagnosed with COVID-19 to isolate, as with all businesses operating under the current climate, it is still important to ensure your wedding or event is COVID safe. Especially for any elderly attendees, or those who might be immunocompromised.
If you do test positive in the lead up to a wedding, you may wish to visit the following Victorian Government link regarding important steps to consider.
I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and have completed infection prevention and control training.
Below are the COVID safe wedding practices I will be implementing at your event, to help minimise risk of community transmission. If your ceremony is being held at a registered venue, I will liaise with your venue to ensure I adhere to any of their independant COVID safe wedding practices.
Business name: Meriki Comito Celebrant
Plan completed by: Meriki Comito
Date reviewed: 29th April 2023
I am triple vaxxed, and although there are currently no vaccination requirements in place for weddings, it is important to know how to protect yourself and others from contracting COVID-19.
The following link offers 6 simple steps on how to help prevent severe illness and reduce the spread of the virus in our community.
Protect yourself and others
Face masks are no longer required at indoor events, but guests should always be made to feel welcome should they opt to wear one for their own health and safety purposes.
I will ensure all surfaces are cleaned and sanitised, prior to the commencement of every ceremony.
This relates to wiping down and disinfecting the signing table, registry folder, pens, microphones, and PA connection cords + adaptors.
My service includes a wireless microphone for couples to recite their vows, and for any guests who will be performing a reading.
This microphone is sanitised prior to every ceremony using specialised disinfectant, and then again at the end of the event.
I will be using my own microphone headset for the duration of the ceremony.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
To ensure the wellbeing of every attendee at your wedding, please consider sending a group message in the lead up to your day. Remind guests of the importance of staying home and getting tested if they are feeling unwell, or are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.
Live streams at weddings are now possible through the wonders of technology, (ask me for recommendations of fantastic providers!) so any unwell guests can still enjoy the event from the safety of their home!
The following symptoms would be considered signs of being unwell;
Mild symptoms: fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, dry cough, fatigue, loss of taste or smell
Less common symptoms: aches + pains, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, a rash on skin or discolouration of fingers or toes.
Serious symptoms: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; chest pain or pressure; loss of speech or movement.
Likewise, in the event that I myself am feeling unwell, I will test for COVID-19 and contact you immediately if infected.
Please be reassured that if I do test positive to COVID-19 in the days leading up to your event, you will have the option to still have me attend your wedding to officiate your marriage if you choose, otherwise I will be happy to find a replacement celebrant from a network of highly professional and super lovely colleagues, whom I can call on to officiate in my place.
COVID-19 has demonstrated that no one is safe until everyone is safe. If we all work together to adhere to Government Health guidelines, we can ensure the safety of our lives and the lives of those we love.