Remembrance Sunday commemorations will go ahead across Oxfordshire within public safety guidelines

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Commemorations to mark Remembrance Sunday on November 8 and Armistice Day on November 11 should be held outdoors and maintain social distancing.

This is the advice from Oxfordshire County Council, based on Covid-19 guidance from central government.

Despite restrictions on community gatherings this year, residents are encouraged to continue to mark Remembrance Sunday appropriately. People can take part in a remote and socially distanced remembrance activity, such as watching services on television, or pausing for the two minutes silence in their home or on their doorsteps.

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Cllr Ian Hudspeth, leader of the county council, said: “It is important that we continue to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in the service of their country. We can still ensure that Remembrance Sunday is appropriately commemorated while protecting public health.”