Guidance for Handling Body following Death From COVID-19 Muslim Deaths

This document can also be found on the Official website of the National Burial Council (NBC) at

This leaflet provides a generic guidance for handling the dead body from the time of death to preparing it for the funeral in keeping with the ritual practices of Muslim communities. It includes precautions that are to be followed while performing Ghusl which is the mandatory full-body ritual purification.

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.