Somerset’s police have issued guidance on events surrounding the period of National Mourning for Queen Elizabeth that has now started and will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral.

The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be preceded by a period of Lying-in-State and further details of these events will be announced by the Royal Household in due course.

Police have released some important public information relating to travel, book of condolence locations, and how to leave floral tributes, in the Avon and Somerset force area.

For those wishing to travel to London for the period of Lying-in-State, public transport in key locations will be very busy and journeys may take longer than usual, they said.

Further information will be announced by network operators, and you should check your journey before you travel to ensure all services are running as expected.

Residents from across Avon and Somerset will be able to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II through books of condolence.

Books of condolences have been opened at County Hall and at Deane House, both in Taunton, as well as at West Somerset House in Williton.

For more information, visit the Somerset County Council website.

If you are unable to attend, Buckingham Palace has an online book of condolence for people to leave tributes online.

If you are leaving floral tributes, please remove the cellophane and ribbons or alternatively use environmentally-friendly wrappings. This is in line with The Royal Family’s commitment to the environment.

Floral tributes can be laid at Taunton Minster, St Mary Magdalene Church.

Memorial details are yet to be confirmed.