The National Association of Funeral Directors is today (20 May 2020) urging the Government to introduce a Crisis Funeral Loan to assist thousands of bereaved people having to unexpectedly pay for a funeral.
Given the continued importance of social distancing and the significant risk of a second peak of infections, there are no planned changes to funeral services, in any part of the UK, at the present time.
The NAFD has commissioned the consultancy Europe Economics to produce scenario models showing what the future path of the UK mortality rate might look like to Sept 2020, especially as lockdown is lifted.
Cremation Medical Certificate (form 4) has been updated to provide for a medical practitioner completing the form on their computer or other device to embed an electronic signature. This will enable the form to be sent via another person’s email…