Funeral Industry News
Travel for Funerals Not Impacted by New Restrictions
The travel restrictions announced on Saturday evening by the First Minister and Prime Minister will prevent cross border travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK and vice versa. However, the move to Level 4 from 26 December will not change the current position on travelling to attend or conduct a funeral. People will continue to be able to travel within Scotland, out of Scotland as well as into Scotland to attend a funeral and funeral directors will also be able to travel within Scotland and across the Scottish border to carry out their work. Existing Scottish Government guidance about attending or conducting funeral-related events remains applicable.
Scottish Government employees will be observing the public holidays on 25 to 28 December and 1 to 4 January. The Burial and Cremation Team will be working between the holiday weekends.