No Change to Funeral Restrictions – Max 20 Attendees to Continue

No more than 20 people should attend a funeral service in person.

No changes to these restrictions on funeral services were announced by the Scottish Government following the three weekly formal review of coronavirus controls last week.

The Scottish Government continue to advise that no more than 20 people should attend a funeral service in person.

This applies to both indoor and outdoor funeral services.

This is to help prevent and mitigate any potential spread of the virus amongst different households and the wider community.

Those attending funeral services continue to be subject to physical distancing measures, including staying 2 metres apart from other household groups.

In line with Scottish Government guidance, the large Chapel at Inverness Crematorium capacity is restricted to no more than 20 attendees.

Those organising a funeral service should still be advised that in-person attendance at funeral services should continue to be kept to as small a number of people as possible.

Highland Council’s Environmental Health Manager, Alan Yates said:

“I know the restrictions on funerals have been difficult for families and friends of the bereaved.

“As the Government has stated, we need to be cautious just now and follow these guidelines to avoid any outbreaks of Covid-19.

“I thank everyone for following the guidance during the difficult time of a bereavement.”

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