Guidance

Support for the bereaved

Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions.

Applies to England

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Welsh language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Scottish Gaelic language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Arabic language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Arabic printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Bengali language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Chatgaya language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Chatgaya printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Chinese language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Chinese printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Chinese traditional language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Chinese traditional printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Farsi language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Farsi printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (French language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (French printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (German language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (German printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Gujarati language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Gujarati printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Italian language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Italian printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Lithuanian language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Lithuanian printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Polish language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Polish printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Portuguese language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Portuguese printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Punjabi language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Punjabi printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Romanian language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Romanian printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Somali language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Somali printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Spanish language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Spanish printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Sylheti language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Tagalog language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Tamil language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Turkish language version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Turkish printable version)

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What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic (Urdu language version)

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The death of a loved one can be among the most difficult moments that any of us will face in our lives, and it often falls on those closest to the deceased and grieving the most to organise the funeral.

This guidance shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national emergency and explains the next steps, answers some of your questions, and guides you to the extra help and support that is available.

Published 23 April 2020
Last updated 15 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Addition of translated versions of 'What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic'.

  2. Addition of Welsh and Romanian language and printable versions.

  3. Addition of printable pdf, 'What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic'.

  4. First published.