DMAG

The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

10 March 2022 The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 have now been laid before Parliament. The effect of the Regulations will be to ensure that the removal of the requirement for Form 5, implemented temporarily at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue on a permanent basis – pending the implementation of […]

DMAG Update 20 January 2022

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 20 January 2022, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, and Northern Ireland Government present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 5 January 2022

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 5 January 2022, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Government and the UK Health Security Agency present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 16 December 2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 16 December 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Government and the UK Health Security Agency present for the open part of the meeting. 

Coronavirus Act – Death certification and cremation forms after the Coronavirus Act expires

16 February 2022 The Coronavirus Act 2020, which introduced easements to death certification processes and cremation forms, expires at midnight on 24 March 2022. Some changes have been retained on a permanent basis through other measures, and other processes revert to previous practice. The following provisions are continuing after 24 March 2022: The period before […]

DMAG Update 2 December 2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 2 December 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government, and Northern Ireland Government present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 25 November 2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 25 November 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Government and the UK Health Security Agency, present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 4 November 2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 4 November 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Government and the UK Health Security Agency, present for the open part of the meeting. 

Scottish Government : GUIDANCE TO FUNERAL DIRECTORS’ BUSINESSES, CREMATION AUTHORITIES AND BURIAL AUTHORITIES ON EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID SELF-ISOLATION

23 December 2021 Critical workers’ exemption The Scottish Government has confirmed that businesses and organisations providing vital public services and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) industries can apply an exemption to allow critical / essential workers to volunteer to leave self-isolation and return to work, in certain limited circumstances, to allow vital services to continue. Businesses […]

Welsh Government : Alert Level Two measures

23 December 2021 The First Minister of Wales announced strengthened measures for Wales which will come into effect on Boxing Day. The following guidance relates to funerals and wakes: Funeral service rules are the same as previously; they are exempt from the limits set by venues and are based on a site specific risk assessment, […]