The Scottish Government has issued new guidance about the need to wear a face covering at a funeral.

From Monday the 4th of April 2022 it will no longer be necessary to wear a face mask when attending a funeral service.

Government advice states that “The legal requirement to wear a face covering in places of worship and at marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations, funeral services and commemorative events, such as a memorial service, has been lifted. This includes those ceremonies that take place in venues other than places of worship.”

Please be aware that wearing a face covering or mask helps keep you and others safe from COVID-19. You can still catch and pass on the virus even if you have been vaccinated, so wearing a face covering helps to reduce the spread.

The current rules state that, unless exempt, the places you do still need to wear a face covering include:

  • at work (including tradespeople working in people’s homes)
  • shops
  • bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs
  • public transport, including stations and bus stops

At Woodside Funeral Directors we will continue to wear a face covering when meeting with families and team members. We will ensure that our premises and vehicles have the highest standard of cleanliness and continue to follow the government guidelines, ensuring we keep our customers and staff as safe as possible.

For more information on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 please click this link to the Scottish Government website .