The federal government has launched a “queue tracker” to inform folks planning to attend to get into Westminster Hall for the lying-in-state how far the queue stretches.
1000’s of individuals have descended on London for the possibility to see the coffin earlier than Monday’s funeral, prompting warnings the queue might stretch as much as 10 miles and other people might have to attend for greater than two full days.
At 7pm, the tracker, created by the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport, was displaying the queues had been 2.6miles lengthy, ranging from close to London Bridge.
Official steerage warns folks they might want to stand for a lot of hours, presumably in a single day, with little or no alternative to sit down down because the queue will probably be repeatedly shifting.
Guests will undergo airport-style safety and solely small luggage are allowed though there’s a bag-drop facility.
Folks becoming a member of the again of the queue are given a colored and numbered wristband that enables them to go away the road briefly to make use of a rest room or get foods and drinks.
Public bogs, ingesting water and first assist stations can be found at designated areas alongside the queue route.
Police might conduct safety searches alongside components of the queue.
Guests are requested to decorate appropriately, be silent in Westminster Corridor, flip off their telephones and use bins for litter.
Entry to the road will probably be suspended if the queuing infrastructure – stretching 6.9 miles from Victoria Tower Gardens to Southwark Park, with an extra three miles within the park itself – reaches capability.
There’s a separate accessible route working from Tate Britain for folks much less in a position to watch for an extended time frame, with timed entry slots issued for a line alongside Millbank to the Palace of Westminster.
No proof of incapacity will probably be required to make use of this route, with marshals readily available to ensure individuals are within the right line and two British Signal Language interpreters to assist.