A national holiday and day of remembrance for those lost in the COVID pandemic

I would like the Government to create a national holiday & day of remembrance for all the lives lost in the COVID pandemic. I propose this to be on the 23rd March as this is the date a national lockdown began in the UK.

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Status: Open
Opened: 15 Jan 2021, 12:28 p.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 9
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Recent Speeches related to A national holiday and day of remembrance for those lost in the COVID pandemic

1. Covid-19
11/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: We now come to the general debate on covid-19. I call Minister Penny Mordaunt to move the motion - Speech Link
2: beg to move,That this House has considered Covid-19.We gather here today in the midst of a - Speech Link

2. Coronavirus: Supporting Businesses and Individuals
23/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: beg to move,That this House calls on the Government to support businesses and individuals still struggling - Speech Link
2: British businesses struggling under the burden of Government-guaranteed debt by ensuring that small businesses - Speech Link

3. Covid-19
11/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: beg to move,That this House has considered covid-19.Last Wednesday, this House came together - Speech Link
2: people with non-covid illnesses being adversely impacted in this wave of the pandemic as they were in - Speech Link

4. Covid-19
22/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered covid-19.When I last spoke in this Chamber in a general covid debate, on 12 January - Speech Link
2: as a Minister in the Department that sometimes government is not elegant, but surely what we did was to - Speech Link
3: we faced at the height of the first wave of the pandemic. It is testament to the phenomenal efforts to - Speech Link

5. Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020
04/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: approximately 568,100—one in 100 people—in England have Covid-19. That has risen from one in 2,000 in July, and - Speech Link

6. Support for People and Businesses in Wales: Covid-19
21/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: people and businesses in Wales affected by the covid-19 outbreak.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

7. Free School Meals: Summer Holidays
16/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: benefits-related free school meals including the national voucher scheme over the Easter and May half-term - Speech Link
2: benefits-related free school meals including the national voucher scheme over the Easter and May half-term - Speech Link
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8. Public Health
04/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Science and Technology Committee on 3 November 2020, on UK science, research and technology capability and influence - Speech Link
2: surge of the virus, protect our NHS and save many lives. Of course, this is not something that any of us - Speech Link
3: Scotland if it chooses to go into lockdown, if it needs to go into lockdown, beyond 2 December. That comes - Speech Link

9. Hospitality Industry: Government Support
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1. Coronavirus: Disease Control
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
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...To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the COVID-19 lockdown began in the UK; and under what circumstances they would impose a similar such lockdown in the future.

2. National Heritage Memorial Fund: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Smith of Finsbury
17/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider increasing their annual grant to the National Heritage Memorial Fund as a tribute to those who have lost their lives in the UK to COVID-19.

3. Remembrance Day: Coronavirus
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
09/11/2020
... if he will issue guidance on holding Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in a covid-secure manner under the forthcoming national lockdown restrictions.

4. Out-of-school Education: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Storey
15/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of unregistered schools that have continued to operate during the COVID-19 national lockdown which began on 5 January.

5. Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus
asked by: Baroness Helic
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I lost my father, Christopher Cooper on the 6th December 2020 to Covid Pneumonia. He was a fit and healthy 63 year old, with no underlying medical conditions. This has truly devastated us as a family.

As of 8/01/21 there are 78,508 recorded Covid-related deaths in the UK and 1.9 Million deaths across the world.

The pandemic is still here and taking more lives each day. I feel it is important that as a country we are able to remember all those who have been cruelly taken from us.


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