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What to do after someone dies

There are 3 things that you need to do in the first few days after someone dies:

  1. Get a medical certificate from a doctor or hospital. You'll need this to register the death.
  2. Register the death within 5 days. Once registered, you'll then get the documents you need for the funeral.
  3. Arrange the funeral. You can do this yourself or ask a funeral director to help.

You can find more information about what to do after someone dies on the Gov.uk website.