Funeral Industry News
GUIDANCE TO FUNERAL DIRECTORS’ BUSINESSES, CREMATION AUTHORITIES AND BURIAL AUTHORITIES ON EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID SELF-ISOLATION
23rd December 2021 by funeral-industry-news
Critical workers exemption The Scottish Government has confirmed that businesses and organisations providing vital public services and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) industries can apply an exemption to allow critical / essential workers to volunteer to leave self-isolation and return to work, in certain limited circumstances, to allow vital services to continue. Businesses and...
22nd December 2021 by funeral-industry-news
On 21 December, as a consequence of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the First Minister set out new protective measures. These measures are considered necessary to help stem the increase in cases of COVID-19, safeguard health and protect the NHS, the emergency services and the economy while the booster programme is completed and...
16th December 2021 by funeral-industry-news
Regulations and guidance: On 14 December the First Minister outlined new measures and guidance that will come into effect tomorrow, 17 December, in order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and to support staff and those arranging funerals. Businesses have a duty to manage workplace risks under existing health and safety legislation, in addition to...
15th December 2021 by funeral-industry-news
As Omicron continues to spread, the Scottish Government is setting out new guidance and measures to take effect from Friday to stem the flow of transmission, keep businesses and services open, and protect against pressure on health services. The First Minister’s statement of 14 December is available to read in full here. While funerals...
10th December 2021 by funeral-industry-news
Today, 10 December 2021, the First Minister of Scotland announced changes to the self-isolation rules for household contacts of Covid-19 cases. Household contacts: From 11 December 2021, if you’re identified as a household contact of a positive COVID-19 case, you will be advised to self-isolate for 10 days irrespective of vaccination status, PCR test result...
4th August 2021 by funeral-industry-news
Yesterday, 3 August 2021, the First Minister announced that all of Scotland will move beyond level 0 on 9 August, and advised on the continued use of protective measures. The restrictions easing from 9 August 2021 which the funeral sector will wish to be aware of specifically are: The legal requirement for physical distancing restrictions...
COVID-19: Those attending funerals for the purpose of work are not included in the maximum permitted numbers at funerals
7th July 2021 by funeral-industry-news
The maximum attendance limit for funeral services and post-funeral gatherings is set out in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) protection levels. Those maximum limits are: Level 4 – funeral services 20; no post-funeral gatherings Level 3 – funeral services 50; post-funeral gatherings 50 Level 2 – funeral services 50; post-funeral gatherings 50 Level 1 – funeral services...
COVID-19: Easing funeral restrictions from 28 June 2021, Scotland’s Review of Physical Distancing and an Update to Scotland’s Strategic Framework
22nd June 2021 by funeral-industry-news
Funeral restrictions Today (22 June) The first Minister confirmed a number of important relaxations to funeral restrictions to take place from Monday 28 June. These relaxations are: A change to regulations that will allow members from more than one household to carry the coffin indoors and outdoors at a funeral service and to...
15th March 2021 by funeral-industry-news
COVID-19 advice cards for workplaces are available here and can be downloaded, printed and displayed for staff and visitors to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in your workplace. Part A is for managers and supervisors so they know what is expected of them. Part B is for all workers and visitors and should...
23rd November 2020 by funeral-industry-news
The Scottish Government is running a short project to improve their COVID-19 guidance. To inform this work, we are specifically seeking views from people who use our sector-specific guidance. In order to get your valuable feedback, a short survey has been launched which runs to midnight on Sunday 29 November. https://consult.gov.scot/digital-communications/388883c2 Please...