Army: Parades

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th November 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents and guardians of soldiers can attend passing out parades during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence has issued guidance to the Armed Forces for the conduct of ceremonial events, including passing out parades, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Risks are carefully assessed and events must satisfy all relevant public health regulations and guidance. This allows these events to continue taking place with a limited audience.

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