Irish Association of Funeral Directors recommended that no handshaking take place at funeral homes.
An Offaly funeral director says grieving families are sitting on their hands or keeping them in their pockets to observe temporary restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak.
Ten new cases of the disease have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland - bringing the total number to 34.
Irish Association of Funeral Directors recommended that no handshaking take place at funeral homes and that if there is a death due to Covid-19 that the deceased should be buried or cremated immediately.
Phil O'Reilly of O'Reilly Funeral Directors in Tullamore says the IAFD wouldn't put the recommendations in place lightly: