23 March 2020 – Prohibited certain funeral practices

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The French government required that bodies of people who die from COVID-19 be immediately placed in a coffin and sealed. Certain funeral practices, such as cleaning the body or displaying it in an open casket, are prohibited to prevent the spread of the virus from the deceased to their family members.
Full details here: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000041746694&categorieLien=cid