Guidance on the cremation and burial of those dying with Coronavirus

We have been informed by the Cabinet Office that the infection risk from a deceased person who died with the Coronavirus is no greater than the risk presented by somebody who died of flu. There is more risk of catching the virus from somebody who is living, therefore attention should be paid to minimising the risk from living people by following the Government’s guidance on social distancing and good hand hygiene. Funeral services in cemeteries and crematoria are still permitted by the Government, but should be attended by immediate family only, and only where it is safe for them to do so.

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