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Request from the Registrars – please help them to help us

Dear all, Thank you for adjusting to the new way of working so well. I know it is difficult, we are feeling it from a registration perspective and naturally this will trickle down the chain. There is no doubt that the number of deaths in Leicester is rising. I have limited registrars with some off […]

  • April 1, 2020 | 
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  • Revised guidance “The Green”

    LEICESTER REGISTER OFFICE DEATH REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOLLOWING EMERGENCY BILL (COVID -19) URGENT INFORMATION The Emergency Bill, in response to the current situation, has granted legislation to remove the need for face to face death and still birth registrations. If you have are dealing with the funeral of a death which has occurred in the City […]

  • March 31, 2020 | 
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  • Numbers to attend burial

    We know stating the number of individuals who should be allowed to attend a burial is confusing for many. We can only strongly recommend a maximum number of 10 people to attend, which includes immediate family members, the Imam and volunteers. This is in conformity with other cities and for the safety of everyone including […]

  • March 30, 2020 | 
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  • New temporary measures with regards to the registration of death

    On 28 Mar 2020, at 11:22 am, Alan Brown <Alan.Brown@leicester.gov.uk> wrote: Dear Suleman,   The Coronavirus Bill has introduced new temporary measures with regards to the registration of deaths. This includes the use of telephone appointments for registration. As the informant will not now be making a registration in person they will not be issued […]

  • March 28, 2020 | 
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  • Coronvirus – further guidance on social gatherings

    MBCOL Ltd Further to my previous email, the Government has now published further guidance on social gatherings. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others With regards to funerals this is clear and unequivocal: Places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families are closed for social gatherings. Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the […]

  • March 24, 2020 | 
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  • Coronvirus – measures that are been implemented by LCC

    Please ask for: Alan Brown Direct line: (0116) 454 4925 Email: alan.brown@leicester.gov.uk Date: 18th March 2020 Dear Funeral Director, Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus I am writing to confirm our approach to managing the current Coronavirus pandemic and how this affects burial and cremation services provided by the council. Firstly I would like to reassure you that […]

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  • MBCOL Dear Suleman, I hope you are well. Unfortunately I have had to make further changes as detailed below. Due to the constant changes with the coronavirus situation, government guidelines and ever reducing staffing numbers within the registration service we are no longer able to offer the out of hours service at weekends to issue […]

  • March 23, 2020 | 
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  • Advice attending funerals – Leicester City Council

    Morning Suleman, I’m happy for you to share. As per the Government’s advice, people should stay at home where possible and should not be attending funerals unless absolutely necessary. Anyone showing any symptoms (fever/new persistent cough) should be in self-isolation and should not attend. If attending the importance of regular hand washing and social distancing […]

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  • Some views on ghusl to consider – Coronavirus

    This communication from MBCOL comes after extensive meetings we have held over the past couple of weeks with scientists, medical professionals, biologists and national organisations dealing with the handling of those who have died from Coronavirus. MBCOL is and has always been a non-sectarian body. The views we are about to express are not universally […]

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  • Message from Leicester City Council

    MBCOL Hi Suleman, I don’t believe that is the intention of the Bill. You are correct that we don’t believe this will be an issue in Leicester as we have well developed plans in place to manage excess deaths locally, and I’m confident we can meet any demand for burials arising from Covid-19. It might […]

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