DMAG

DMAG Update 24/05/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 24th May 2021, with representatives from Ministry of Justice, Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Public Health England, and the Northern Ireland Department of Health present for the open part of the meeting. 

DMAG Update 10/05/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 10th May 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. 

Northern Ireland Department of Health issues new guidance for funeral directors

24th May 2021 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 24th May 2021.’ 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 26/04/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 26th 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. 

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

19th May 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 updated guidance includes revised advice on travelling safely to the event. Groups of up to 6 or two households can […]

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

14 May 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 from 17 May 2021. This has been updated in line with the following amendments:  Move from capacity limit of 30 at a funeral […]

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

13th May 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 3 of the roadmap, from 17 May, including: Change from capacity limit of […]

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.