The inaugural Day of Reflection in 2021 to mark the first Covid lockdown has moved to the new date of March 3rd. The day was initiated to ensure those who were bereaved in the pandemic - whatever the cause of death- found support, and any others for whom participating in the day triggers grief.  

The Day of Reflection is one of ten recommendations set out by the UK Commission on Covid Commemoration. This year the UK Government is supporting Marie Curie to deliver the fourth annual Day of Reflection with more than £500,000 towards costs, promotion and community events to be held on the day.

So we are encouraging the nation to come together, to remember and reflect, whether that be as individuals, or as a community. The day will include a minute’s silence at midday on Sunday 3rd March. Ways to observe the day can be found at 2024 Day of Reflection

A day to reflect on those we lost yes. But also a day to reflect on our need for support if we were bereaved.

We encourage all organisations engaging with this important occasion to direct people to this website - AtaLoss.org - in printed matter, verbally or via posters on the day - to ensure they can find support if they need it.