Funeral Industry News
First Minister Announces Intention to Reopen Places of Worship But Attendance At Funeral Services Remains At 20 People
In her statement to Parliament today (9 March 2021), the First Minister announced the Scottish Government’s intention to reopen places of worship for communal worship on Friday 26 March. A final decision on this will be taken on Tuesday 23 March and the full details of the announcement can be found here .
This announcement does not change current funeral service restrictions. Attendance remains capped at 20 people for both indoor and outdoor funeral services.
Those attending funerals should continue to socially distance between different household groups. Therefore, depending on a venue’s capacity, this may mean that the total number of people able to attend a funeral will be less than 20 people.
Face coverings continue to be mandatory at indoor funeral services. Further guidance on funeral services can be found here.
We would discourage people who are not counted in the cap of 20 people from going to the funeral service and gathering outside the crematorium, funeral director service room, or in the burial ground.