Families and friends will shortly be able to pay their respects to loved ones in greater numbers, with numerical limits on funerals to be removed.
The legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, to take place from 17 May at the earliest.
Instead, the number of people who can attend a funeral will be determined by how many people the venue, such as the relevant place of worship or funeral home, can safely accommodate with social distancing. This includes both indoor and outdoor venues. Capacities of venues will vary, but many will allow significantly more than 30 people to attend.
Limits for other life or commemorative events at Step 3, such as weddings and wakes, are expected to remain as set out in the roadmap.