Circular – 13 July 2020

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COVID-19 Commemoration Guidance for sub-Branches

Further to the Member Newsletter of 29 June, ANZAC House has received confirmation that upcoming commemorations are classified as a memorial under the current COVID-19 regulations.

Under the current regulations, as of 13 July 2020, an outdoor commemoration (memorial) can have a maximum of 50 people and must follow the one person per 4 square metre rule. Any ceremonial support, such as ADF personnel or Master of Ceremonies, is in addition to the maximum number.

As an organiser of any commemoration you must have a COVID-19 safety plan that includes but not limited to the following:

  • Wellbeing; temperature checks on arrival, where possible
  • Social distancing; ensure social distancing is practiced
  • Hygiene and cleaning; hand sanitizer must be made available
  • Record keeping; name and contact phone number of all attendees

More information on a safety plan for memorials can be found on the NSW Government COVID-19 website.

It is important that any sub-Branch wishing to hold a commemoration closely monitors any updates from the government which can be found online here, as this information may change at any time.

Should you require any further assistance, please contact the sub-Branch and Member Support Unit on 1300 679 775 or via


Jeff O’Brien

GM Member Services and State Secretary