Restrictions to funerals across the UK are to remain in place for the foreseeable future, despite a loosening of social distancing rules in England that were announced by the Prime Minister on 10th & 11th May 2020
Advice from the Gov.uk website “Guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic” (published 19/4/20) has been developed to ensure that:
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The grieving process and related formal and informal rituals, through which the bereaved mourn the passing of loved ones, are important for the health and wellbeing of the bereaved. The following guidance aims to balance the needs of the bereaved to mourn appropriately, whilst minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. It details where exceptions can be made to the stay at home guidance currently in place. These exceptions only apply to the circumstances relating to the death of a member of the same household, a close family member or a friend.
Communities, organisations and individuals are strongly advised to take action to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) infection among mourners who are gathered to pay their respects, with a particular focus on protecting people who are clinically vulnerable and more likely to develop severe illness. These actions include:
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