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No Changes To Funeral Service Restrictions On 20 August Review

August 20, 2020 by No Comments | Category Burial authorities, Cremation authorities, Funeral directors, Funeral services, Guidance

In her statement to Parliament today (20 August), the First Minister did not announce any changes to the current funeral service restrictions. Current restrictions remain in place, which includes: a maximum of 20 people allowed to attend a funeral service at both indoor/outdoor venues, with face coverings mandatory at indoor venues (with some exceptions). The update to Scottish Government’s COVID-19 route map (Phase 3) in now available online.

The First Minister did announce her intention to enable more people to attend funeral wakes, with restricted numbers, from mid-September. More details, including permitted numbers, will be set out shortly. Funeral wakes are currently subject to the general indoor/outdoor friends and family gatherings restrictions. We will announce more on the subject of funeral wakes when we can.

The First Minister’s full speech can be read here.