Welcome to the Henley in Arden Branch of The Royal British Legion
MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
As you will now be aware we most of us have entered another national lockdown as a result of the significant increase in Covid cases across the country. We have received a number of enquiries as to what this means for Standard Bearers attending funerals.
Whilst we understand that many people will want to continue providing this support we also have to think of the safety and the wellbeing of people acting in the name of the Legion and that of the general public. We know that the new strain of the virus is much more contagious and therefore more people are at risk of infection. Therefore, on guidance from the Ceremonial Working Group and the Membership Council, we have taken the decision that whilst we are in lockdown Standard Bearers and members should not attend any funeral in a Legion capacity until advised otherwise.
We appreciate that this will be a disappointment to a great many of you, but your safety and that of others has to be our primary concern. As such we continue to ask members to always follow their local and national authority guidelines, whilst strictly adhering to the Government advice on social distancing.
Please stay safe in these difficult times.
The Royal British Legion
Borough High Street