Scottish Government – Covid-19: Guidance update

The Scottish Government’s ‘beyond level 0’ guidance has now been published and is available to view here. This guidance will come into force on Monday, 9 August. Until then, the current funeral-related guidance should be followed.

Collecting contact details for Test and Protect remains strongly advised – this measure forms part of the national effort to suppress COVID-19, and supports the country to return to a more normal way of life. The Scottish Government are very grateful to all staff at burial authorities, cremation authorities and funeral directors for continuing to do all they can to adhere to the Test and Protect and related Covid-19 guidance. The Scottish Government also thank you for your ongoing work supporting families in these very difficult times.

Please note that the Scottish Government’s specific guidance for funeral services, funeral directors and burial and cremation authorities will be removed from Monday, 9 August.