Scottish Government – Funeral Guidance Updated

On Tuesday 22nd June, The Scottish Government published a blog outlining upcoming relaxation of funeral restrictions.

They have now updated their guidance to reflect these changes:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral services

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for funeral directors

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for burial and cremation authorities

A change to regulations that will allow members from more than one household to carry the coffin indoors and outdoors at a funeral service and to take a cord at the graveside will come into effect from Monday 28th June.

If you wish to relay funeral services via speakers to outdoor areas you can do so from today. Guidance has been updated to allow this.