Scottish funerals and wakes exempt from new restrictions

October 12, 2020   //   No Comments

News from the Scottish Government Funeral Industry News

The First Minister announced on 7 October some tightening of restrictions including for bars and restaurants across Scotland.

In specific areas of Scotland: Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Lothian and Forth Valley, those measures are even more restrictive.

A funeral service, as well as a funeral reception/ wake are exempt from the new restrictions. Funerals can continue to take place with up to 20 people attending, and licensed venues, such as restaurants, are permitted to open and take bookings for the purpose of holding a funeral reception/ wake for a maximum of 20 people.

Please let your clients know that receptions/ wakes can still be booked at a licenced venue, should a venue choose to take bookings.

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