Revised procedures for Declaration of Deaths, Medical Certificates of Causes of Deaths and Applications for Cremations

For the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Law Officers of the Crown will be following public health guidance and invoking their business continuity processes. The majority of services can be delivered remotely and we are coordinating with the Royal Courts and the corporate approach of the States of Guernsey where activities are not currently suited to remote working. Any disruption to our service will be communicated to our clients with as much notice as possible and prioritisation of tasks will be agreed with them. For now, we would ask that clients consider virtual meetings as the first choice, and if visiting St James Chambers, follow the infection control measures that are in place.

These procedures are intended to minimise physical contact between undertakers, members of the public, medical staff and employees of the States of Guernsey where it can reasonably be avoided and to enable the usual authorisation, approval, or granting of relevant documentation relating to deaths, to be given electronically.

The procedure and forms are given on the Coroner page.