Revised Guidance from Public Health England – Guidance on Care of the Deceased with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 13 May 2020

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