Unfortunately, family and friends may not be able to attend a funeral as normal. Funerals are currently for immediate family members only and some family members may be self-isolating. Your funeral director will let you know the restrictions in place and may have some arrangements for those that cannot attend the funeral.
Help with the cost of a funeral
Funeral Support Payment helps pay for funeral costs if you live in Scotland. You can use the payment towards funeral costs for a baby, child or adult. This includes babies who were stillborn.
It usually will not cover the full cost of the funeral but it should help pay for some costs. It can be paid either to you or the funeral director who's helping you plan the funeral.
Only one person can get Funeral Support Payment for the funeral and that can be the next of kin or another eligible family member. Further information can be found: https://www.mygov.scot/funeral-support-payment/