Revised guidance was issued on 9 December 2020 and replaces the previous guidance below. Please follow the revised guidance here.
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
The guidance below has been updated