Funeral Industry News
The Status Of Funeral Directors As Key Workers
Update (31 March): Social distancing measures are for everyone, including businesses. We should all be trying to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This remains important for the Critical National Infrastructure sector and those identified as Key Workers. Please familiarise yourself with this guidance if you run or work in a funeral industry business: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-business-and-social-distancing-guidance/
The status of funeral directors as key workers is a decision for each local authority in Scotland. We are advised that those wishing to be classed as a key worker should review the national guidance which suggests every business should home-school their children as the first preference: https://www.gov.scot/news/supporting-coronavirus-key-workers/
If home-schooling is not an option, then funeral directors should contact their local authority education department using the contact details on local authority websites.
There is also some information on childcare on our Scottish Government website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus—school-and-elc-closures-guidance-on-critical-childcare-provision-for-key-workers/