Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a period of national mourning commenced with the announcement and will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral, which is to take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am on Monday 19th September 2022. King Charles III has confirmed that this will be a bank holiday.

During this time, the Government has issued guidance and outlined principles for the public, organisations and businesses for observing the mourning period, including information on ceremonial events in central London. This was published Friday 9th September.

It is acknowledged that mourning is very personal, and so the guidance advises that individuals, families, communities, and organisations may want to mark Her Majesty’s passing in their own way. There is no expectation for the public or organisations to observe specific behaviours during the mourning period.

Read our guidance here

Office Government National Mourning Guidance on The Demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Further guidance

The best source of information is the Government website. In addition, it is expected that your own Local Authority will also be updating their own websites on local arrangements, including any events they may organise which might impact your business or local travel.

The Royal Household will set out arrangements for Lying-in-State and the State Funeral. Businesses are encouraged to follow further updates on the Government website and the Royal Website.

MAD-HR statement

As a team, we will now be acknowledging The Queen’s passing in the days ahead, and, given the expectation of national observances, we will keep all clients informed of any temporary disruption to our working pattern.

Read our full statement on the passing of The Queen.