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 on 26th March and revised guidance is in force until further notice.

The revised guidance is easily distinguishable with pink covers and sections highlighting changes from the previous blue covered guidance. The blue covered guidance should not be used and will be removed from the website.

The Cremation Medical Certificate (form 4) published on the Gov.UK website has also been updated to provide for a medical practitioner completing the form on their computer or other device to embed an electronic signature. This will enable the form to be sent via another person’s email account, such as a medical administrator, without the form having to be first printed and signed.

View Cremation Guidance.

View Death Notification Guidance.

View Cremation Certificate (Form 4).