Public Health England – revised guidance on managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic – 14th August 2020

On 11th August 2020 Public Health England published a revised version of Covid 19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. The main changes to previous guidance include:

  • allowing both family and friends to attend a funeral
  • the number of people who can attend a funeral
  • allowing mourners to stay overnight outside their home
  • the safe management of the funeral venue
  • the change in requirement to self-isolate for 10 days (previously 7) for those with symptoms of COVID-19
  • the requirement to wear face coverings in indoor places of worship, crematoria and burial ground chapels

The full guidance can be read here.