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Circular- 14 September 2020

Update COVID-19 guidance for Remembrance Day

Further to circular C15/20 of 13 July, ANZAC House has received questions from sub-Branches relating to holding a Remembrance Day Service under the current COVID-19 regulations.

ANZAC House received advice from the government indicating that a commemoration is classified as a memorial service under the COVID-19 regulations.

Under the current regulations, as of 10 September 2020, a commemoration (memorial) service can have a maximum of 100 people and must follow the one person per 4 square metre rule. Any ceremonial support such as, ADF personnel needs to be included in this 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 COVID-19 website here.

It is important that any sub-Branch wishing to hold a Remembrance Day Service 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 support@rslnsw.org.au.

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