DMAG

DMAG Update 21/06/2021

The members of DMAG held a video conference on 21st June 2021, with representatives from Public Health England, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, and the Northern Ireland Department of Health present for the open part of the meeting. 

Scottish Government : Important reminder – COVID-19 Staying Safe and Protecting Others

31 August 2021 Scotland has moved out of the COVID-19 levels system, and is now beyond Level 0. Most of the restrictions on what you can and cannot do have been lifted, and all places and businesses can open. There are no limits on the numbers who can attend weddings, funerals and places of worship. […]

Updated : Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funerals and commemorative events during the coronavirus pandemic’

17th August 2021 Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care has issued updated ‘guidance for funerals and commemorative events during the coronavirus’ You can read the latest guidance here:- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/19-july-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-funerals-and-commemorative-events-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Welsh Government publishes ‘Places of Worship and Funerals Action Card’

12 August 2021 Welsh Government has published the ‘Places of Worship and Funerals Action Card’ which sits alongside the Core Guidance already published. This replaces previous funeral guidance. You can find the Action Card here: https://gov.wales/places-worship-and-funerals-potential-reasonable-measures-action-card-coronavirus-html

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

9 August 2021 Welsh Government has issued core universal guidance, together with FAQs and a summary of the alert level 0 guidance: Core Universal Guidance for Public: https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-guidance-public https://llyw.cymru/lefel-rhybudd-0-canllawiau-ir-cyhoedd Core Universal Guidance for Businesses, Employers, Organisations, Activity and Events organisers: https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-guidance-employers-businesses-and-organisations https://llyw.cymru/lefel-rhybudd-0-canllawiau-i-gyflogwyr-busnesau-sefydliadau See also: FAQs: https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-frequently-asked-questions https://llyw.cymru/lefel-rhybudd-0-cwestiynau-cyffredin Summary: https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-summary https://llyw.cymru/lefel-rhybudd-0-crynodeb https://gov.wales/alert-level-0 https://llyw.cymru/lefel-rhybudd-0 https://gov.wales/guidance-funerals-covid-19-html

Scottish Government : COVID-19: ‘Beyond level 0’ Guidance

The Scottish Government’s ‘beyond level 0’ guidance has now been published and is available to view here. This guidance came into force on Monday, 9 August. 

Scottish Government : COVID-19: Guidance Update and Move to ‘Beyond level 0’ on 9 August

On 3 August 2021, the First Minister announced that all of Scotland will move beyond level 0 on 9 August, and advised on the continued use of protective measures. The restrictions easing from 9 August 2021 which the funeral sector will wish to be aware of specifically are: The legal requirement for physical distancing restrictions will be […]

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

30 July 2021 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

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 […]