PEOPLE must keep moving during Remembrance Sunday’s two-minute silence — or fill out test and trace forms.
A war hero has blasted the rule which will apply at services and parades attended by dignitaries and veterans.
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The public are urged to stay away amid the pandemic. And anyone who stops to spectate at events can expect to be asked for their personal details by organisers under guidance issued by the Ministry of Communities.
Falklands veteran Maj Gen Julian Thompson said: “It’s government control freakery. This can only be invented by some guy in an office who doesn’t have anything to do with the public.”
The Royal British Legion urged its members to support services that follow the guidelines, and only where social distancing measures can be adhered to.
“We are encouraging our branches and members to continue supporting local Remembrance services and parades that follow government guidelines and only where social distancing measures can be fully adhered to,” the charity said.
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Under the rules on test and trace procedures, it states: “Event organisers must take reasonable steps to record the contact details of those attending including…members of the public who stop to spectate.”
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