Scottish Government publishes updated COVID-19 funeral guidance

On Tuesday 22nd June, Scottish Government’s Burial and Cremation Team published a blog outlining upcoming relaxation of funeral restrictions.

The guidance has now been updated to reflect these changes:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral services

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral directors

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for burial and cremation authorities

A change to regulations that will allow members from more than one household to carry the coffin indoors and outdoors at a funeral service and to take a cord at the graveside will come into effect from Monday 28th June.

If you wish to relay funeral services via speakers to outdoor areas you can do so from today. Guidance has been updated to allow this.

You can read the updated guidance here:-