RSL Victoria held an emergency meeting of the ANZAC Day Commemorative Committee (ADCC) to discuss whether commemorative services on ANZAC Day would go-ahead amid rising Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
The following decisions were not taken lightly:
- There will be a single service (at dawn) at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance however the public will be asked not to attend.
- The Dawn Service at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance will be conducted with small number of official guests and modified to minimise COVID-19 risk.
- The ANZAC Day march through Melbourne’s CBD and midday service at the Shrine of Remembrance are cancelled.
- RSL Sub-Branches across Victoria will also be asked to conduct a single ANZAC Day commemorative service only. The public will also be asked not to attend these services.
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