Throughout the pandemic, we know the communities from every corner of the UK came together to support one another under the most difficult of circumstances.
This Covid Memorial Day should be a truly UK-wide initiative, led by the devolved nations, local councils and communities to mark the day in the way that best reflects their respective efforts and sacrifices.
For this reason, we will work with the devolved administrations, local councils and communities to ensure that we are supporting their own memorialisation plans, not the other way around.
We are however calling for a 'Covid Memorial Monument' on Whitehall, where wreaths can be laid, as a minimum. We want this to be designed and supported by the public, which is why we are inviting architects, sculptors, artists and members of the public to send us their ideas.