Covid-19 Guidance

We are the lead organisation working with Public Health England to represent the interests of the Muslim community with regards to burials due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please download our latest guidance documents below. 


Latest Covid-19 documents

Guidance for funeral and burial providers


What to do when someone dies from Covid-19


 Ghusl Guidelines for practioners



Useful references

Government financial support for funerals

The government can provide (i) a £2500 lump sum payment plus an ongoing amount of £100 per month for 18 months or (ii) 60% reimbursement for the cost of the funeral, for those who are on certain benefits and have to arrange for the funeral of someone close to them. The application process is simple and money can be transferred within 48 hours. It is applicable for all funerals in the last 6 months. Eligibility criteria apply - please click here or call the Bereavement Support Line who can do the application for you on the phone 08007310139 or 08001214433

Government report on disparities in Covid-19 risks and outcomes (02/06/2020)

'The way Covid deaths are being reported are a national scandal' - The Spectator (30/05/2020)

Government guidance for care of the deceased with suspected/confirmed Covid-19 (12/05/2020)

Government guidance for verification of death during Covid-19 (05/05/2020)

General government guidance on what to do when someone dies

Government guidance for managing a funeral during the Covid-19 pandemic (18/05/2020)

Public Health England ruling on Covid-19 and transmission for deceased persons (31/03/2020)

General Register Office - Modification to registration process for Covid-19 (27/03/2020)

Chief Coroner's Office Guidance for Covid-19 (26/03/2020)

Transmission-based precautions and guidance for care of deceased during Covid-19 (19/03/2020)

World Health Organisation guidance on how to wear PPE

World Health Organisation guidance on how to remove PPE


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