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Temporary extension to Funeral Directors' facilities

Our first priority is ensuring that the deceased are treated with dignity and respect, as their families will rightly expect.

Perth & Kinross Council has worked with partners, including Police Scotland, the other Tayside Councils and NHS Tayside, to plan for the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. As part of this 'reasonable worst case scenario' contingency planning, we have been asked to provide a discreet, secure premises for use as an extension of Funeral Directors' facilities, if required. We have provided such a facility and, of course, we very much  hope it will not be needed.

We hope that the media will understand the sensitive nature of the topic and take steps to ensure their reporting is responsible and does not intrude upon anyone's grief.