MHCLG – Public Health Funerals: good practice guidance

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have today (16th September 2020) published good practice guidance for public health funerals. This non-statutory guidance has been developed following feedback from some local authorities that they would value information on good practice and suggested guidelines which they can draw upon to inform their local policies. While local differences mean that not all sections will apply to all local authorities, it is important that all arrangements for public health funerals are delivered respectfully and with care. A copy of the Good Practice Guidance can be found here.