We post following the very sad news yesterday of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time.
We will endeavour to keep you appraised of developments and guidance to businesses.
Not long ago, the Government published Guidance for business following the Queen’s passing.
▪️It recognises that whilst this is Guidance ‘mourning is very personal and organisations may want to mark her passing in their own way.’
▪️It states that ‘there is no expectation on the public or organisations to observe specific behaviours during the mourning period.’
▪️Public services will continue as usual, although may be some changes to service availability on day of State Funeral.
▪️The section on BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICES states:
“There is no obligation on organisations to suspend business during the National Mourning period. Depending on the nature and location of their business and the tone of planned events, some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the State Funeral, however this is at the discretion of individual businesses. Public services will continue as usual, although there may be some changes to service availability. Further guidance on any potential considerations relating to the day of the State Funeral will be issued if needed.”
▪️Date of funeral yet to be confirmed but some reports suggesting it will be Monday 19 September 2022.
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.” – Queen Elizabeth II. 5 April 2020
What an inspirational leader you have been. Thank you for your service Ma’am, now Rest in Peace.