Funeral directors have stepped up efforts to help the NHS keep track of coronavirus, by bringing in Test And Protect measures at services.
Scottish Government restrictions on funerals were eased slightly earlier in the week, as other parts of life such as eating out, getting a haircut or going shopping.
But with the freedom to have as many as 20 people attending funerals, councils have now been tasked with ensuring local undertakers now take the names of those there.
In Aberdeen, contact details for individuals or a so-called lead member of a household attending any one of the city’s cemeteries or the crematorium are being collected to help contact tracing efforts.
The latest government revision of the rules on Wednesday allowed local authorities to take up all services in addition to funerals, for example, allowing ashes to be collected by individuals.
Funeral services were previously limited to close family only but have been opened up as long as 6.5ft distancing is maintained.
Aberdeenshire Council is understood to be continuing to work with funeral directors to ensure the new rules are being met.
Further north, Highland Council expected to have contacted all its funeral directors by email outlining the new expectations.
It follows the local authority seeking additional advice from the Scottish Bereavement Benchmark group and the government, as to the requirements.
The Test And Protect scheme was brought in at Inverness Crematorium on Wednesday and after the extra advice, the practice will soon be rolled out to all northern burial grounds.