DMAG

Covid-19: Limit on mourners in England lifted from 17 May 2021

In a Press Release issued on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 3 May 2021, it was announced that the legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, to take place from 17 May at the earliest. Instead, the number of people […]

Welsh Government publishes updated ‘Guidance on funerals: COVID 19’

Welsh Government has published updated guidance on the impact of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020 on funerals. You can read the updated guidance here:- https://gov.wales/guidance-funerals-covid-19-html https://gov.wales/guidance-funerals-covid-19-html

DMAG Update 12/04/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 12th April 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Department of Health present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 29/03/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 29th March 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Department of Health present for the open part of the meeting. 

Scottish Government publishes updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for burial and cremation authorities’

Scottish Government has published updated guidance for burial and cremation authorities. This guidance is for burial and cremation authorities to help manage their services and also their funeral services during the current pandemic. You can read the updated guidance here:- https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-burial-and-cremation-authorities

Scottish Government publishes updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral directors’

Scottish Government has published updated guidance for funeral directors. This guidance is for funeral directors to help manage their services during the current pandemic. You can read the updated guidance here:- https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-funeral-directors/pages/introduction/

Scottish Government publishes updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral services’

Scottish Government has published updated guidance for funeral services. This guidance explains what restrictions are currently in place for funeral services and wider public health guidance relevant for funeral services. You can read the updated guidance here:- https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-funeral-services

Scottish Government publishes ‘COVID-19: Easing of Restrictions and Publication of Protection Levels Framework’ including details of funeral attendance and post-funeral gatherings/wakes

13th April 2021 The First Minister today (13 April 2021) set out further detail on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and expressed confidence that all parts of Scotland will be placed into level 3 on the 26th April 2021. This means that up to 50 people, with physical distancing, will be able to attend funeral services, […]

Important updated guidance : ‘COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic’

13th April 2021 Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care has issued updated guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. This revised guidance applies in England. The revised guidance contains updated advice for stage 2, April 12, of the roadmap, including:- – Tweaked advice on singing  – […]

Important updated guidance : ‘COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic’

13 April 2021 Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care has issued updated guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. This revised guidance applies in England. The updated guidance includes updated advice for stage 2 of the road map as well as updated advice on the locations in which […]