Guidance on the Period of National Mourning

12 April 2021

Following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the Government has published further advice on the Period of National Mourning which concludes on 17 April 2021 (inclusive).

A national one minute silence will take place at 3pm on Saturday 17 April 2021.

Click here to view the Government Guidance for the Period of National Mourning.

The advice from the National Association of Civic Officers (NACO) and National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is, ‘there is an official period of mourning for eight days set out in the Government guidance. As a result these days should be excluded for calculation of time and any timescales that end in this period should be postponed until the first day after the period in accordance with section 243 of the Local Government Act 1972. We do not draw a distinction between national and public mourning.’

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