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Epidemic of grief: the challenge of the UK’s massive loss of life

Many of those bereaved by Covid seek help online, but that won’t be enough for everyone, experts warn

Those mourning loved ones lost in the coronavirus pandemic are increasingly turning to online forums and virtual remembrance websites for support with grief, experts say.

Meanwhile, the national bereavement charity Sue Ryder and a coalition of cross-party MPs, charities and healthcare professionals are calling on the government to introduce a minimum of two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave for UK employees who have lost someone.

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