DMAG

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

Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care has issued updated guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic This is national guidance. If local restrictions are in place in your area, please check information on local restrictions  Changes since the last update include:a limit of 30 people attending a funeral […]

Northern Ireland Department of Health issues new guidance for funeral directors

The Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has issued updated ‘Guidance for handling the infection risks when caring for thedeceased and managing funerals during the period of restrictions effective from 16th October 2020.’ You can read the guidance here: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/interim-guidance-for-funeral-directors.pdf

DMAG Update 19/10/20

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 19 October 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)  and the Scottish Government present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 15/10/20

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 15 October 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)  present for the open part of the meeting. 

Northern Ireland Executive tightens restrictions to curb Covid-19

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed a range of significant time-bound interventions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.  The restrictions require funerals to be limited to 25 people with no pre- or post-funeral gatherings You can read the guidance here: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/executive-tightens-restrictions-curb-covid-19m

DMAG Update 12/10/20

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 12 October 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)  and Scottish Government (SG) present for the open part of the meeting. 

Local COVID alert level – restrictions

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued guidance for England, where new alert levels (medium, high and very high) have been introduced.  At present, the guidance relating to funerals is the same for each alert level and confirms that attendance is limited to 30 for funerals and 15 for wakes and linked ceremonial events (for […]

DMAG Update 08/10/20

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 8 October 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)  and Public Health England present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 05/10/20

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 5 October 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)  present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 01/10/20

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 1 October 2020, with representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Scottish Government (SG) present for the open part of the meeting.