Updated Guidance for Funeral Services

This guidance explains what restrictions are currently in place for funeral services and wider public health guidance relevant for funeral services as well as offering practical advice on operating in a safe way for staff and the public.

Dedicated guidance has been published for funeral director businesses, burial and cremation authorities and those responsible for places of worship.

We understand the difficulty that ongoing restrictions at funeral services required by the pandemic will have on those who are bereaved.

Families and friends who have lost loved ones during this difficult time are respectfully asked to continue to adhere to all restrictions that are currently in place for funeral services, understanding that these are in place to help protect the health of us all.

July 15: Updated to reflect Phase 3 changes.

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