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Carin Hunt

Coroners and COVID-19 – the guidance and the process

The Chief Coroner has recently published a series of guidance notes to advise coroners on dealing with COVID-19 related deaths. Carin Hunt summarises the advice and the process to be followed by medical practitioners where a death has been caused by this coronavirus. On 26 March 2020, the Chief Coroner published guidance (no 34) for all coroners in England and Wales on the approach to be taken to COVID-19. This was followed on 27 March 2020 by guidance (no 35) which deals specifically with hearings during COVID-19. In guidance (no 36), published on 30 March 2020, the Chief Coroner summarised the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which are relevant to coroners, including those which modify statutory provisions relating to…

Covid-19, News 29 Apr, 2020

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