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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A guide for the bereaved

Mar 09, 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A guide for the bereaved

From Department of Health;  Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Published on 17 April 2020

Last updated on 12 October 2020



The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has forced us to change the usual ways we deal with the loss of a loved one.

This guide is concerned with the period from the time a death occurs up to the burial or cremation. It is intended to provide clear advice as to what bereaved families might expect as they make funeral arrangements.

In particular, it outlines the changes that have become necessary to what are often fundamental and time honoured rituals and processes associated with marking the passing of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to download the guide

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