Guidance

Funeral directors: guidance on cremation regulations and forms

Information to help funeral directors arrange a cremation, including details of which forms to use.

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This cremation guidance has been revised to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which came into force on 26 March 2020.

The forms remain unchanged - the link to the form for confirming details of the cremation certificate (form Cremation 5) has been removed.

The amended Regulations and revised guidance will be in force until further notice.

The guidance gives details of the forms needed for arranging a cremation and explains options for what should happen to the ashes and explains the right of an applicant (or a person they nominate) to inspect the cremation medical certificates.

Published 2 February 2012
Last updated 3 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Revised guidance published to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020

  2. Guidance updated.

  3. First published.