POPPY Day commemorations are exempt from the ban on gatherings of more than six.
People in Tier Two areas will still be free to come together to honour the nation’s war dead on Sunday Nov 8.
Veterans, volunteers and service personnel are all exempt from the restrictions, as are people there for work.
Members of the public can also attend the Sunday services as “spectators” but they have to go alone unless they are in a “qualifying group”.
Large parades are still expected to be cancelled but thousands of small services will be free to take place at local war memorials.
Labour MP John Spellar said: “I’m sure the cooperation with the Royal British Legion, service charities and the police will ensure that members of the public will have a chance to honour those who fought and died or were wounded for our freedoms.”
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