Public Health England has published revised Guidance on Care of the Deceased with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19).
What has changed in this update?
The updated guidance provides details about:
- the PPE required for other activities which may be involved in the management of the deceased (for example, transporting the deceased)
- clarification of the language on the risk assessment
- guidance on where information should be shared with others where coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is suspected or confirmed in the deceased so that funeral directors and others can assess their risk appropriately
The Guidance contains a section on Management of a Funeral, which is supported by more detailed guidance – COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic