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Remove exemptions allowing funeral attendance by people who are self-isolating

Submitted by Johanna Williamson on Saturday 10th October 2020

Published on Thursday 12th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Current Signatures: 55
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Remove exemptions allowing funeral attendance by people who are self-isolating

Petition Details

The current exemption that allows close family member who are self-isolating to attend funerals puts funeral professionals and mourners at risk and flies in the face of all the work the sector has done to keep mourners and staff safe throughout the pandemic.

Additional Information

The current rules could mean that the entire staff of small funeral companies and venues could be required to self-isolate. This would have a knock on effect on other funerals, and impact businesses.

The legislation does not detail what constitutes a ‘close relative’, and is therefore open to interpretation and potentially abuse.


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