Coronavirus (COVID-19): transfer of medical certificates of cause of death - guidance for doctors

Guidance for medical practitioners on the electronic transfer of medical certificates of cause of death (MCCD) from health services to registrars and next of kin during the COVID-19 pandemic

On 26 March 2020, provisions on remote registration of deaths and still-births in the UK Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force, to prevent unnecessary in-person contact at registration offices. This means that doctors providing the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD), or the Certificate of Still-birth, will be expected to ask the person who will be making funeral arrangements which registration office they intend to deal with.

The doctor will then send a copy of the certificate to the specified registrar electronically, also copying in the person making the funeral arrangements. This is to ensure that the registrar receives a copy of the MCCD, without which the death cannot be registered.

To read the full guidance, click here.

For registration, or any login issues, please visit our login page.