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

Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care has issued updated guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

This is national guidance. If local restrictions are in place in your area, please check information on local restrictions 

Changes since the last update include:a limit of 30 people attending a funeral at all Local COVID Alert Levels. Anyone working is not included.

  • a limit of 15 people attending a linked religious, belief-based or ceremonial event in a COVID-19 secure venue or public outdoor place, where the organiser has carried out a risk assessment and taken all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the virus, at all Local COVID Alert Levels. Anyone working is not included
  • guidance on attendance for people who are self-isolating in exceptional circumstances with the appropriate protection advice to be followed
  • allowing some professional musical contributions, ideally outdoors
  • wearing face-coverings in a funeral director’s vehicle

You can read the guidance here:-