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Updated PHE guidance released on caring for deceased

Following consultation with the NAFD and others, Public Health England has published an update to its guidance on care of the deceased with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The updated guidance, which applies to funeral directors in England and Wales, includes information on:

  • the PPE required for activities involved in the management of the deceased (including those undertaken by funeral directors) – see table below;
  • clarification of the language on the risk assessment;
  • with others where coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is suspected or confirmed in the deceased so that funeral directors and others can assess their risk appropriately; and
  • guidance on where information should be shared.

The NAFD welcomes the greater clarity that this new update provides and also the introduction of the section on information sharing as this will further help funeral directors and their teams to work safely.

Click here to access the guidance.

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