Remembrance Day Guidance
South Northants Council have sent the following Guidelines which will be implemented by those organising - Val Furniss
Remembrance Day guidance issued 3rd November 2020
Local Authorities can organise outdoor Remembrance Sunday events at a public war memorial or cenotaph, if you complete a COVID-19 risk assessment and take all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the virus.
From 5 November, places of worship are not permitted to open for communal worship. Celebrants may, however, enter places of worship to broadcast services to their communities and will be able to incorporate Remembrance services as part of this when they do so.
1 Minimum requirements
- be outdoors,
- be short and focused on wreath laying, with a reduced march past or parade only if social distancing can be maintained
- take advantage of opportunities for wreath layers to represent wider groups
- small military bands should observe social distancing.
- Buglers can perform outdoors socially distanced
- keep numbers to a minimum, focusing attendance on those wishing to lay wreaths
- take reasonable steps to minimise wider public viewing.
- observe social distancing at all times
- anyone symptomatic must not attend
- consideration should be given to the vulnerability of some individuals
- The national anthem and one additional song, is permitted providing it is outdoors - songs should be a few minutes or less - 2 metres between attendees - any surrounding surfaces that are touched should be regularly cleaned.
2 Who can attend?
- Event organisers should keep numbers of those participating in the event to a minimum.
- people attending as part of their work (such as local councillors, local faith leaders, the local MP)
- people attending in a voluntary capacity on behalf of a recognised organization
- members of the armed forces
- veterans of the armed forces, and/or their representatives or carers
- The public can stop and watch the event within their own household or those in their support bubble, or individually with one other person from outside their household.
3 Test and Trace
Event organisers must take reasonable steps to record the contact details of those attending (including those present in a working capacity, and members of the public who stop to spectate). Records must be kept for 21 days.
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 16:19 by Will Smith