Coronavirus Act – Excess Death Provisions: Information and Guidance for Medical Practitioners

This document can also be found on the Official website of the National Health Service (NHS) at

Provides guidance and information on clauses relating to documentation of deaths related to COVID-19. This includes guidance for Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) and Medical Certificates for Cremation.

This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19: Management of the Dead", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to Covid-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.