Public Health England

The rules on funerals and commemorative events, such as stone setting ceremonies, the scattering of ashes or a wake have changed.

There is no longer be a maximum number of attendees set out in law for funerals or commemorative events. Instead, the number of attendees will be determined by how many people the venue or outdoor space can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place. This will be based on the COVID-19 risk assessment of the venue or outdoor space, and the measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Further changes documented within the latest guidance can be found in the document shown. This can be viewed on the website or downloaded locally to the device you are using. 


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