REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES TO GO AHEAD IN NORTHERN TABLELANDS

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

 

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services across the region next month after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Mr Marshall said Remembrance Day was a major event for both veterans and the broader community to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

 

“The easing of restrictions to public gatherings for Remembrance Day means wreath laying ceremonies and other memorial services can take place with up to 100 people present, to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“The one-off exemption to the Public Health Order increases the current restrictions from 20 people to 100 people, to gather at community war memorials, provided they adhere to social distancing measures and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.

 

“While some of our larger commemorations won’t look the same as in past years, this exemption means smaller services can be held in all local communities across the Northern Tablelands.

 

“Australians have paused to reflect and pay tribute on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month since 1918, so this is welcome news for our veteran’s community.”

 

The exemption is in place for Remembrance Day Services held before 12 November 2020.

 

 

 

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