Rembrance 2020 - Covid Guidelines

Rembrance 2020 - Covid Guidelines

This year's Sawley's act of remembrance will take place on Sunday, 8th November.Participants are asked to be in place by 10.45 am and note the Fresh guidelines that have been issued by government concerning this year's Remembrance Sunday event.Basically it makes it clear that community representatives, voluntary groups, veterans and members of the public who wish to attend to lay wreaths can do so.The event must be kept short and only those who are actually laying wreaths should gather around the memorial.Social distancing and face coverings must be worn.Members of the public can observe the ceremony, but from a safe distance ( the parish Council is suggesting that the public), if attending, should observe from the area around the flagpole, respect the rule of 6 for each household / bubble and keep to social distancing, again face coverings to be worn.There cannot be any marching or singing. There will only be one prayer and voices should be kept low and said whilst wearing a face covering.Residents are urged to show their respects by watching national events on television or respecting the two minutes silence on the doorstep rather than coming to the War memorial.Sawley Parish Council recognises the decision to restrict involvement and hopes that everyone will abide by the guidelines.Safety warning.THERE WILL BE NO ROAD CLOSURE THIS YEAR,See link for guidelines.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-authority-preparations-for-remembrance-sunday/local-authority-preparations-for-remembrance-sunday

Cll Alan Chewings: Chair of Sawley Parish Council

Posted: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 19:28 by Bethany Colegate

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