As part of the new lockdown measures for all areas of Scotland currently in level 4 (all of mainland Scotland) announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (4 January), funeral services may continue and in-person attendance at funeral services continues to be limited to a maximum of 20 people.
Funeral-related commemorative events (e.g. scattering of ashes or stone setting) may also continue in an outdoor, public place or in a regulated indoor venue, with a maximum of 20 people in attendance.
However, post-funeral gatherings such as wakes are now prohibited under these new restrictions for mainland Scotland.
The Scottish islands currently in protection level 3 will remain in level 3 and post-funeral gatherings can continue to take place with up to 20 people.
The changes to post-funeral gatherings come into force from Friday 8 January. The restrictions are expected to be in place for at least four weeks, but will be kept under review.
For more details, please see https://blogs.gov.scot/funeral-industry/2021/01/04/mainland-scotland-in-lockdown/