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Coronavirus (COVID-19): local death management, statutory guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): local death management, statutory guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): local death management, statutory guidance

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Statutory guidance for local authorities in England on Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus Act, which provides powers to support local and national death management.

Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus Act 2020 introduced new powers for local authorities and government to support the resilience of local death management systems, and step in if they become overwhelmed.

This guidance sets out how and when the powers should be used by local authorities.

Category: Central Government Guidance