COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

Published 19 April 2020

Last updated 4 September 2020
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  1. Updated translated guidance in line with the Health Protection Regulations 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

  2. Guidance updated in line with the Health Protection Regulations 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

  3. Added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (CN), Chinese (HK), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  4. Updated to reflect the extension of self-isolation from 7 to 10 days.


  5. Updated link to information on local restrictions.

  6. Updated to reflect changes regarding overnight stays, instructions for testing and holding post-funeral rituals.

  7. Updated information on symptoms and face coverings.

  8. Added clarification on guidance and legislation.

  9. First published.


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