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From Warwickshire County Council Communities and Partnerships Service

Remembrance Sunday is a significant date in our calendar where the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. This year will feel very different. For the first time in history, the annual ceremony at the Cenotaph will be closed to members of the public, with people encouraged instead to join together for a national moment of silence at 11am as the service is broadcast nationwide.

The National Guidance for Remembrance Sunday does allow for local events, but with significant adjustments to ensure the safety of all those involved. This includes keeping numbers to a minimum, having shorter ceremonies with a focus on wreath laying and observing social distancing at all times. All of the existing Coronavirus legislation will of course still apply, including the ‘rule of 6’.

Working with partners across Warwickshire, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has prepared guidance for those seeking to hold a Commemoration: A guide for holding Remembrance Day events 

Further helpful information and advice on alternative activity can be found on the British Legion website.

WCC will also be running two Q&A webinars w/c 26th October for those who have specific questions they would like to discuss. These webinars are aimed at town and parish councils and community groups planning Remembrance events.  The webinars will take the form of information giving and Q&A, with input from Public Health Warwickshire, Warwickshire Police, and borough, district and county regulatory and community safety colleagues.

Remembrance Day Q&A Webinars: COVID-Secure Guidance for Hosting an Event

Wednesday 28th 1pm-2pm

Online: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

By Phone: 0203 321 5213   Conference ID: 550 784 118#

Thursday 29th Oct 6pm-7pm

Online: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

By phone: 0203 321 5213 Conference ID: 278 165 535#

Pre-event questions can be submitted via .

It would be helpful to understand if you are intending to hold events. If you are, please could you share your plans with Warwickshire County Council at the earliest opportunity - please email .

The picture in terms of Covid-19 infection rates is continuously changing. We are all cautious about the weeks and months ahead. Please do continue to visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/information-coronavirus for the latest information.