DMAG

Scottish Government publishes Emergency Legislation update

On 20th July 2021, Scottish Government’s Burial and Cremation Team published a blog concerning a change to the emergency legislation currently in place:- ‘The UK Coronavirus Act 2020 allows Scottish Ministers to suspend the effect of certain provisions in the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 and the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019. On 8 April 2020, the […]

Important updated guidance with effect from 19th July : ‘19 July – Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funerals and commemorative events during the coronavirus pandemic’

15th July 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 and will take effect from 19th July 2021. There are no legal limits on the number of people who can attend […]

DMAG Update 07/06/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 7th June 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 managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic’

5 July 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 21 June 2021. The guidance has been updated to bring it in line with the ‘arranging and attending a funeral guidance’ which […]

Scottish Government publishes updated COVID-19 funeral guidance

On Tuesday 22nd June, Scottish Government’s Burial and Cremation Team published a blog outlining upcoming relaxation of funeral restrictions. The guidance has now been updated to reflect these changes: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral services Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral directors Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for burial and cremation authorities A change to regulations that will allow members from […]

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

THIS GUIDANCE HAS BEEN UPDATED – PLEASE SEE UPDATED GUIDANCE POST OF 5TH JULY 2021 26 June 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 21 June 2021. This has been updated […]

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

17th June 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 and will take effect from 21st June 2021. The updated guidance includes : From 21 June, there will no longer be […]

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