This is a checklist on key considerations to keep in mind for the management of the dead from COVID-19. As a hospital director, you must make plans to deal with an increase in deaths, including establishing decontamination procedures. Your staff must have the means and training to handle the dead, whatever their role. Untrained or ill-equipped staff should not be asked to carry out this work. If you are a practitioner, you must understand the need for health and safety and how to take the necessary precautions.