THE lives of those lost to Covid in Herefordshire will be remembered during a vigil this month.

Covid-19 families Hereford are holding an event in the grounds of Hereford Cathedral at 11am on March 23.

This will commemorate National Day of Reflection for those who were lost during the pandemic.

It will include a minute’s silence at 12pm with the support of St Michael’s Hospice who will provide bereavement counselling in Herefordshire.


There will also be speakers, prayers, and a choir.

A list of names who lost their lives to Covid-19 – either directly or indirectly due to delays in diagnosis or treatment - will be read out.

The group is asking people who attend to wear something yellow and carry an A4 photo of those they have lost.  

If people are not able to attend the service, they are encouraged to wear yellow to work and to take a moment at 12pm to reflect or attend the vigil virtually.


In the evening local landmarks and businesses will light Hereford up in yellow in remembrance and togetherness, said a spokesperson from Covid-19 families Hereford.

“The mayor’s office has already confirmed that the Town Hall will light up yellow in support.

“We are hoping people will hold their own doorstep candle lit vigils at 8pm as well as decorating their gardens and homes with yellow ribbons and hearts.”

For more information or to add the name of your lost loved one email or call 07906144389.