Remembrance Day service to go ahead

Remembrance Day services will go ahead following a one-off exemption. File photo.
Remembrance Day services will go ahead following a one-off exemption. File photo.

Remembrance Day will be commemorated in Cowra this year following the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions for services across the state.

The Cowra RSL sub-Branch will confirm the details of the service closer to the event.

The one-off exemption to the Public Health Order increases the current restrictions from 20 people to 100 people, to gather at community war memorials, provided they adhere to social distancing measures and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.

RSL NSW Acting President Ray James OAM thanked the NSW Government for lifting the restrictions to ensure services could go ahead safely.

"With this year's Anzac Day commemorations cancelled due to the pandemic, it is particularly meaningful for the veteran community to see Remembrance Day gatherings taking place," Mr James said.

"Local Remembrance Day services have a significant role in regional and rural communities where the incidence of COVID-19 has been low in recent months."

The exemption is in place for Remembrance Day Services held before November 12.