Daily Last Post again without public from 29 October 2020
The Flemish Government announced new corona measures on 27 October 2020. Therefore, the daily Last Post ceremony will once again be required to take place without public, and this with effect from Thursday, 29 October 2020. The ceremony will be restricted to an absolute minimum: namely, the playing of the Last Post as a tribute to the soldiers of the Commonwealth who fell for our freedom.
People are explicitly requested to stay away from the Menin Gate between the hours of 19.30 and 20.10. The police will be present to prevent any form of unpermitted social gathering outside the Gate.
This measure (like the above-mentioned Flemish measures) will apply in the first instance until Thursday, 19 November 2020, although there is a strong likelihood that it will be extended beyond that date.
The special Last Post on Armistice 11/11/2020 at 11.00 will not take place. The daily ceremony at 8 p.m. will take place.
The Last Post Association wishes to thank everyone for their willingness to comply with these measures and thereby prevent the further spread of the virus.
Take care and stay safe and healthy.
For more information, please follow the updates on the website of the Last Post Association.
28 July 2020
Update COVID-19: 200 people allowed
As of Wednesday 29/07/2020, only 200 people will be allowed in the area where the Last Post takes place:
- facemasks are compulsory under and outside the Menin Gate
- please always follow the instructions of the people of the Last Post Association and the police
- no reservations of places possible (first come, first served)
- the Last Post Association requests that everyone would be disciplined to safeguard the social distance.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.