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Guidance for Remembrance Sunday

Guidance for Remembrance Sunday

The Government has now updated its Guidance for Remembrance Sunday which will look very different this year. It confirms the requirements for outdoor meetings, wreath laying, singing, social distancing and cleaning.   Included in the document is the list of those eligible to attend, with a focus on limited numbers who must observe social distancing and the restrictions on meeting outdoors.

You may still wish to consider alternative arrangements as a community act of remembrance.  Examples include a poppy path of hand painted stones, a suitable place for residents to lay a poppy in their own time, the 2 minutes silence observed from the drive/doorstep (similar to the clap for carers), pre recording of wreath laying etc for streaming on the day.

However your parish chooses to hold its act of remembrance, please remember to follow all of the rules on gatherings.  As I was reminded today that the  virus doesn’t travel, people do and the current restrictions are in place to reduce the transfer of the virus,  protect the vulnerable and the NHS.

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