Government advice

  • June 8, 2020

Policy: The use of limousines for funerals during the coronavirus pandemic

 Many funeral directors offer a limousine service to families as part of their funeral packages. But since the introduction of Covid-19 social distancing rules, it

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  • May 19, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for Managing a Funeral During the Coronavirus Pandemic Update

The guidance issued by PHE for those managing funerals has been updated to take account of new advice concerning symptoms relating to COVID-19 and wearing

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  • May 6, 2020

Welsh Government Guidance to Local Authorities

The Welsh Government has released guidance to local authorities on the impact of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 on funerals. covid-19-guidance-on-funeralsDownload

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  • April 20, 2020

Updated Guidance on Cremation and Death Notification

The government has published revised guidance on cremation and death notification. You can view the information via the links below. The changes came into effect

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  • April 16, 2020

Ashes Retention Policy

In accordance with government restrictions members of the public are only permitted to leave their homes for a limited number of specific reasons. Whilst this

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  • April 14, 2020

Scottish Government Releases Guidance

The Scottish Government has released gthree guidance documents relevant to the funeral industry for funeral directors, burial & cremation authorities, and funeral services. These are available

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  • April 7, 2020

Revised Guidance During a Period of Emergency

The government has published guidance for cremation authorities and crematorium managers in a period of emergency.  The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 are modified

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  • April 3, 2020

Temporary Changes to Cremation Application Forms in Scotland

We are aware that many funeral directors and cremation authorities are experiencing difficulties in obtaining signatures from those applying for cremation due to social distancing

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  • April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Act – excess death provisions: information and guidance for medical practitioners

The NHS has released guidance on excess death provisions.  The Coronavirus Act of Parliament gained Royal Assent on 25 March 2020, and the commencement order

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  • April 1, 2020

Northern Ireland: Guidance for Funeral Directors on Handling Deceased

The Northern Ireland Health Board has released guidance for Funeral Directors on handling the deceased.  Guidance has been developed by the Department of Health, in

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