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DMAG Update 30/7/20

 The members of DMAG held a video conference on 30th July 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) & Scottish Government present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 20/7/20

 The members of DMAG held a video conference on 20th July 2020, with 2 representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) present for the open part of the meeting. CSGB chaired the meeting. 

DMAG Update 16/7/20

 The members of DMAG held a video conference on 16th July 2020, with a representative from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) present for the open part of the meeting. 

Scottish Government Update on Funeral Attendance

In a blog post yesterday (9 July), the Scottish Government announced the easing of restrictions on who can attend funeral services from 15 July 2020. The First Minister Nicola Surgeon has today (10 July) provided further information, including a maximum cap of 20 on funeral service attendance, with physical distancing. Please note that this applies only to funeral […]

Managing a Funeral: Revised Guide from Public Health England

This guidance has been updated in line with the Health Protection Regulations 2020. Changes include: – allowing both family and friends to attend a funeral– the number of people who can attend a funeral– allowing mourners to stay overnight outside their home– the safe management of the funeral venue This guidance is of a general […]

DMAG Update 9/7/20

 The members of DMAG held a video conference on 9th July 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Public Health England (PHE) and Scottish Government (SG) present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 6/7/20

 The members of DMAG held a video conference on 6th July 2020 with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) present for the open part of the meeting. 

HM Treasury extends tax cut to PPE costs

The temporary scrapping of VAT on PPE has been extended until the end of October – saving care homes and businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, including those in the funeral and bereavement sector, £155 million, the government announced today. You can view further details here

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020 will come into force on the 4th July 2020. The regulations are far reaching, including under section 4, ‘Further restrictions and closures during the emergency period’, the requirement that: (8) Subject to paragraph (9), a person who is responsible for a crematorium in the protected area must […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020

On the 3rd July 2020 The government introduced the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2)(England) Regulations 2020. This piece of legislation includes the revocation of Section 5 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(England) Regulations 2020, which had been amended by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(England)(Amendment)Regulations 2020. Therefore, the requirements, including that crematoria are closed apart for funerals, no […]