Latest government guidance on Remembrance Sunday
16 October 2020 at 9:58am
Further to the two NACO bulletins issued on this important issue, here is a link to the .gov website and information published yesterday.
16 October 2020 at 11:13am
Is anyone making amendments to their plans following this exemption?
In Cheshire West we are attracting alot of negative attention from local Veteran Association
16 October 2020 at 11:34am
It is a pity that government waited so long to issue advice that may upset many of the virtual plans that have been so carefully crafted. They will say of course that the situation is so changeable that any earlier advice might have had to be rescinded, though that could still happen.
The new guidance arguably encourages potentially very vulnerable people (veterans) to attend memorials, though I note that Age UK have welcomed the flexibility.
What is clear is that if there are to be live commemorations, they can only be done with extensive risk assessments in place, to deal with uninvited public. We can guess where that workload will fall - on council event teams and civic office (often one and the same!!)
Is your negative attention against virtual and arguing for actual events?
20 October 2020 at 10:35am
In Slough we normally have a large service but this year we are keeping to dignitaries only. The advice has come out a little late and I think foolish to encourage people to attend when we are looming towards a 2nd wave of the virus. I think each local authority has to make the best decision for them and their residents ensuring that everyone is safe.