Latest Government Guidance for Arranging or Attending a Funeral | COVID-19

*Updated 22 January 2021*

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown for all of England. There is different advice for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

These restrictions:

  • require people to stay at home, except for where you have a reasonable excuse
  • prevent people gathering with those they do not live with, except for specific purposes
  • close certain businesses and venues

From 6 January, during the national lockdown people are permitted to leave their homes to attend a funeral as well as other religious, belief-based, or commemorative events that are linked to a person’s death, as long as they follow the relevant rules and guidance.


To find out the latest government guidance for arranging and attending funerals, please click on the link below.

COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic – GOV.UK (