Funeral recommendations aimed to reduce spread of covid 19

The Irish Association of Funeral Directors says it wasn’t their intention to alarm the public after it issued recommendations for dealing with coronavirus fatalities.

The group advised that people who have died from the illness should be buried or cremated immediately and funerals held at a later date.

A spokesperson says that while it makes for uncomfortable reading, it was not their intention to alarm the public or be insensitive.

Sligo based funeral director Sean Feehily says the directives issued are common sense measures to try and prevent the spread of the virus

Another Sligo funeral director says he would be confident for families of people who’ve died from coronavirus to visit the funeral home.

Funeral Director of McGowans funeral homes Sligo, David McGowan, says a funeral is important for loved ones: