As we approach this very special event, that would normally be greatly supported by our membership, we would like to draw your attention to the important guidance from the Welsh Government below:
• Acts of Remembrance that are outdoors at War Memorials or Cenotaphs are permitted to take place on 7 or 8 November. Indoor services are not permitted.
• Up to a maximum of 30 individuals, including event organisers, are permitted to gather outdoors and can take part in an Act of Remembrance. Those who organise an event will have a duty of care to those attending to make it as safe as possible and uphold guidance around physical distancing and hygiene.
• Places of worship will not be open to the public for Acts of Remembrance. Places of worship can only open for wedding or civil partnership ceremonies and funerals.
• Faith leaders may access a place of worship to broadcast (without a congregation) an act of worship, whether over the internet or as part of a radio or television broadcast. This could include a service of remembrance and others working to facilitate the broadcast can also attend.
• Parades should not take place.
• A person has a reasonable excuse to leave the place where they are living to attend an event to commemorate Remembrance that is held on 7 of 8 November.
As Scouts, we are trying to limit the amount of contact between individuals. We advise that one member, local to the act of Remembrance, attend to lay a wreath or pay their respects on behalf of Scouting. Please ensure that you have contacted the event organisers to state your intention to attend.
If you still want to include Remembrance activities within your programme, why not give these a try –