The Queen, 96, died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Palace. According to reports, the Department for Education (DfE) will update the headteachers whether schools should be closed during the national period of mourning.
Britain will now follow a 10-day national period of mourning, with the Queen’s funeral due to take place on the 10th day.
The report suggests that the Government wants schools to remain open for the majority of the mourning period.
The documents for Operation London Bridge show that the Government will not order companies to give their staff the day off.
However, the country will be expected to take a day off in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II.
Those who do not work in an essential service will likely be off work.
This will essentially be a bank holiday but an extra day off will not be granted if the funeral falls on a weekend or a pre-existing bank holiday.
It’s been reported that the Queen’s funeral will take place on September 19 which will be a Monday.
At 6.30pm on Thursday, the Royal Family announced: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
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