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Full national mourning guidance has been published following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022.

This contains important information for businesses in regard to their operations during the mourning period. 

Closing after the death of Her Majesty remains at the discretion of individual institutions. There may be a shutdown during the State Funeral, however this is to be confirmed.

For businesses and public services, The Government has said: “There is no obligation on organisations to suspend business during the National Mourning period. Depending on the nature and location of their business and the tone of planned events, some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the State Funeral.”

It added: “But this is at the discretion of individual businesses.”

Books of Condolence will be available at St John’s Church, St Peter’s Church and Harborne Baptist Church. They will also be offering a quiet space for prayer and reflection. 

St Peter’s Church will open between 12-8.30pm today (Friday 9th September) and between 11am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Harborne Baptist Church is open 12-5pm today.

To find out how the life of Her Majesty will be commemorated in Birmingham, please visit our blog here.

Online communication channels can also be used to reflect the period of National Mourning. You can acknowledge this by making changes to the homepage of your website, for example, with black edging or black banners. 

There is no set way to mark the passing of Her Majesty on social media. You may wish to review planned content for the period. 

Further information can be found here, or on the Royal Website and GOV.UK.

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