Circular – 15 October 2020

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Relaxing of Restrictions for Remembrance Day

Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee has announced groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services across NSW after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions.

The exemption is in place for Remembrance Day Services held before 12 November provided, they adhere to social distancing measures and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.

RSL NSW Acting President Ray James OAM thanked the NSW Government for lifting the restrictions to ensure services could go ahead safely.

In order to ensure everyone’s safety, there are several conditions that will still need to be adhered to, which are outlined in the formal health order. This includes compliance with the relevant COVID-19 Safety Plan, which can be found here 

“With this year’s Anzac Day commemorations cancelled due to the pandemic, it is particularly meaningful for the veteran community to see Remembrance Day gatherings taking place,” Mr James said.

Planning for a NSW State Commemorative Service in Martin Place is currently underway.