Funerals: How many people can attend a funeral during lockdown?

The Government website states: “There is an increased risk of transmission of coronavirus where families and communities comer together following the death of a loved one, from any cause.

“Whiles recognising the importance of these rituals and gatherings, it is strongly advised that the actions detailed in this guidance are taken to reduce the spread of infection, particularly to clinically vulnerable people who are at risk of severe illness.”

The guidance adds: “For deaths that are suspected or confirmed as being due to coronavirus, it is recognised that household members of the deceased person may have already been exposed to coronavirus during the course of the preceding illness.

“However, steps should be taken to minimise any new exposure, especially where individuals who are not part of the household and those at risk of severe illness may come into contact with the virus.”