Local Remembrance Events

Remembrance Sunday (8 November) and Armistice Day (11 November) are important civic occasions that councils with their Armed Forces Community, faith communities, the MOD, residents and other partners want to mark in a lawful and safe way given COVID-19.

This web page signposts councils to information and advice to help plan local Remembrance events and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Government has issued specific guidance for local Remembrance events, and has included a specific exemption in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) Regulations 2020 to permit some limited gathering on Remembrance Sunday (Exemption 14).

Any events should also comply with local restrictions that are in place at the time of the planned event. Councils should also take into account the national guidance on outdoor events, including all cleaning and hygiene precautions.

Many councils are also planning to live stream scaled back events, so that they can still engage the wider community.

Councils may find the following information helpful:

COVID-19 resources

Non COVID-19 resources