COVID-19: guidance for care of the deceased

COVID-19: guidance for care of the deceased


Published 31 March 2020

Last updated 14 December 2020
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  1. Updated self-isolation period to 10 days.

  2. Changed stay at home period from 7 to 10 days.

  3. Added a loss of, or change in, the normal sense of taste or smell as a COVID-19 symptom.

  4. Added clarification on guidance and legislation.

  5. Updated guidance on sharing information with others, residual risk of infection from the deceased and the use of body bags, and the use of PPE for those who are responsible for care of the deceased.

  6. Added translated versions of guidance.

  7. First published.



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