Remembrance Sunday commemorations will go-ahead

Commemorations to mark Remembrance Sunday (8 November) and Armistice Day (11 November) should be held outdoors and maintain social distancing. This is the advice from Oxfordshire County Council, based on COVID-19 guidance from central government.

Despite restrictions on community gatherings this year, residents are encouraged to continue to mark Remembrance Sunday appropriately. They might decide to take part in remote and socially distanced remembrance activity, such as watching services on television, or pausing for the two minutes silence in their home or on their doorsteps.

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Leader of the County Council, said: “It is important that we continue to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in the service of their country. We can still ensure that Remembrance Sunday is appropriately commemorated while protecting public health.”