Creative solutions to storing COVID-19 deceased around the world

What started in Wuhan as an outbreak, has now grown to a pandemic of an unprecedented scale. Worldwide outbreaks are causing healthcare systems to become overloaded and the body count is rising faster than funeral homes are able to handle.…

How the coronavirus spreads at funerals

Funerals around the world are being limited or banned due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Grieving relatives of the deceased might not always understand why they are being forced to change their traditions, but it’s important to protect…

UK funeral workers desperately waiting for official COVID-19 Guidelines

In an official letter, the entire UK funeral sector urges the Chief Executive of Public Health England to provide the desperately needed guidelines for handling COVID-19 victims. As the pandemic is taking its toll on many human lives, funeral directors…

UK government simplifies documents needed to register deaths

The UK government has introduced a coronavirus bill  to manage the deceased with respect and dignity. The changes in the bill will decrease the amount of paperwork needed in order to register a deceased helping death care providers stay safe…

Philippines private crematoriums refusing to take COVID-19 victims

The Philippines government mandates that no COVID-19 deceased, or any deceased suspected of dying from it, can be denied by funeral homes.  The Filipino government was forced to take action regarding the disposition of coronavirus bodies after the first victim…

Governments using the public’s fear of death to keep them isolated

Governments with high concentrations of inhabitants are fearful about the virus quickly spreading and creating havoc, if they cannot convince their citizens to stay home. A quick approach has been to create marketing campaigns geared towards one of people’s worst…

Funeral workers receive heartwarming support thanks to a Facebook frame

In an effort to show support for those working through the difficulties of coronavirus, individuals with big hearts who want to show their appreciation have created facebook profile frames specific for death care professionals to add on their main Facebook…

Policies for funeral directors on safely dealing with the coronavirus and COVID-19
Different guidelines have been published by both funeral directors associations and governmental health organisations. Please find below guidelines for funeral directors on how to safely deal with COVID-19 from different countries. World Health Organisation Link to official WHO guidelines Belgium…
Madrid’s contingency morgue is a local ice rink

Spain is now the second worst affected country in Europe. With the country struggling to contain the outbreak and new deaths. There are 64,059 infected and 4,858 dead as of today. Madrid is the most populated city in Spain and…

Private video streaming solutions for virtual funerals and memorials

As the coronavirus continues to spread, virtual memorials are becoming a solution for families who want to witness the departed’s service. While there are free ways to live stream, which work fine for normal marketing efforts, protecting families’ privacy with…