The members of DMAG held a video conference on 17 December 2020, with representatives from Ministry of Justice and Welsh Government present for the open part of the meeting.
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 26th December 2020.’ You can read the guidance here: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/interim-guidance-for-funeral-directors.pdf
The APPG for Funerals and Bereavement has written to the Treasury and to the Department of Health and Social Care to call for a VAT exemption to be reinstated for PPE and for those who work in the funeral sector to be included with front line care staff as vaccinations for COVID-19 begin to be […]
The Department of Health and Social Care has provided confirmation on two issues raised by DMAG concerning access to PHE, and self-isolation due to close contact, as follows:- ‘Self-isolation due to close contact: The funeral sector is a critical service and if you are identified as a close contact by NHS Test and Trace you […]
Important updated guidance : ‘Guidance for care of the deceased with suspected or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19)’
Public Health England has issued updated guidance for the care of the deceased with suspected or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) You can read the updated guidance here:- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-care-of-the-deceased/guidance-for-care-of-the-deceased-with-suspected-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19