Praise for funeral directors’ Covid response12/04/2021 // No Comments
SAIF welcomes a recent article by long-standing member and vice chair of the Westminster All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement Rosie Cooper MP on the work of funeral directors during the pandemic. In the article, the MP states: “The death care industry is often not at the forefront of our minds and many of us may have previously been unaware of the extent of work staff members pour into providing send-offs for our loved ones.”
She goes on to say that “death care staff are essential workers and we need to take this opportunity to recognise their work and dedication”. She called for society and the authorities to support members of the funeral profession by including them in the conversation regarding the provision of PPE at affordable prices and we must prioritise them for vaccination. Crucially, the MP ended the article by saying it was “time that we recognise and protect the importance of this sector and the people within it”. The article can be read in full here.