Funeral Industry News
17th September 2020 by funeral-industry-news
On 3 April, we blogged about the introduction of the supplementary form that could be used by funeral directors when the signature of the applicant could not be obtained. The only reason for using the supplementary form is “unable to obtain a signature”. It was always the expectation that the supplementary form would only be...
Funeral Services Remain Limited To 20 People, But Wakes To Take Place With 20 Attendees In Regulated Venues
10th September 2020 by funeral-industry-news
Funeral Services In her statement to Parliament today (10 September), the First Minister confirmed that there is no change to the current funeral service restrictions. Attendance remains capped at 20 for both indoor and outdoor funeral services. Those attending funerals continue to be subject to physical distancing measures to enable a 2 metre distance to...
7th September 2020 by funeral-industry-news
The Inspector of Cremation’s annual report was published today (7 September) and is available to read at this link. The report provides Scottish Ministers with a resume of duties the Inspector undertook during the period 1 April 2019-31 March 2020.
1st September 2020 by funeral-industry-news
Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (Form 11) and Certificate of Registration of Death (Form 14) The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) (also known a Form 11) is a legal document. Registered medical practitioners involved in the care of the deceased prior to death and/or who have access to their clinical records, are...
20th August 2020 by funeral-industry-news
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...
14th August 2020 by funeral-industry-news
The First Minister announced that from today (14 August) Test and Protect is now mandatory for all hospitality businesses. The First Minister said: “[I]t is now mandatory for hospitality businesses, including cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars to collect customer and visitor contact details… This includes [the contact details of] customers and staff but also people...
7th August 2020 by funeral-industry-news
We have previously stated in our funeral services guidance that funeral service attendees should seriously consider wearing a face covering, particularly if in an enclosed space. From 8 August, wearing a face covering at an indoor funeral service will no longer be advised, it will be compulsory. Everyone attending an indoor funeral service will be...
29th July 2020 by funeral-industry-news
Scotland’s ‘Test and Protect – Multi-sector guidance on collection of customer and visitor contact details – July 2020’ was published on 14 July and came into effect on 15 July. This Test and Protect guidance applies across a number of sectors and services. This includes cremation authorities, burial authorities, places of worship and funeral director...
17th July 2020 by funeral-industry-news
This week we have updated all our guidance documents to coincide with the wider changes that have come about as a result of moving further into Phase 3 of the Route Map. Changes include the easing of restrictions on funeral service attendance from 15 July, introduction of a maximum cap of 20 attendees at funerals,...
[Updated: 30/07/2020] Funeral Service Attendance Continues To Be Limited To A Maximum Of 20 People With Physical Distancing
10th July 2020 by funeral-industry-news
The First Minister Nicola Surgeon has today (30 July) set out the next steps in phase 3 of Scotland’s coronavirus route map. No changes to funeral services were announced. What does this mean? We continue to advise that no more than 20 people should attend a funeral service in person. This applies to both indoor and outdoor...