On Thursday October 15th, the Government published guidance on holding Remembrance Day events, including new legal requirements on how to ensure those hosting local Remembrance events can do so safely.

The guidance is applicable across all local COVID alert levels and includes information on:

  • Who can organise a Remembrance Day event?
  • What can a Remembrance Day event involve?
  • Who can attend a Remembrance Day event?
  • Communal worship – Remembrance Sunday services

Remembrance Day event organisers must take reasonable steps to record the contact details of those attending (including those present in a working capacity, and members of the public who stop to spectate). Organisers must keep a temporary record of attendees for 21 days, in a way that is manageable, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks. Further details can be found in the current Test and Trace guidance.

Many organisations already have systems for recording their attendees. You can find details of how to maintain records. There is also an NHS App which can be used to log in attendees.
Please note the legal requirement on recording contact details does not extend to Places of Worship, however it is strongly advised that recording is put in place where possible.