Update from Mears Family Funerals 16th July 2021

Update from Mears Family Funerals

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From Monday 19 July 2021, there will be no legal limits on the number of people who can attend funerals or commemorative events, although venues such as crematoria, cemeteries and churches may choose to set their own limits.


From 19 July, you will not need to stay two metres apart from people you do not live with, and venues are not required to follow social distancing rules. However, keeping your distance and limiting close contact can help reduce the risk of catching or passing on COVID-19. People who are self-isolating or who are in quarantine following international travel may be present at a funeral where a legal exemption applies. Keeping a distance of two metres is strongly advised for those attending a funeral during their self-isolation or quarantine period following international travel.


COVID-secure rules, including restrictions on singing, will no longer apply.


Face coverings will no longer be required by law in any setting. However the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.


As we have done so since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we strive to provide our funeral services as normal, but always in line with Government advice to protect the health and safety of the families we serve and our members of staff. As a result of the lifting of all legal restrictions we will be making the following changes from 19th July:


  • You will no longer be required to wear a mask when visiting our branches, although you may do so should you wish. Our staff may wear a mask at their discretion. We will continue to have hand sanitiser available at all our branches.
  • Our limousines will carry up to six mourners from any number of different households. The temporary screens between the driver and the passenger compartment will remain in place for the time being. Mourners may wear masks at their discretion and we will continue to make hand sanitiser when entering the vehicle. Our drivers may wear a mask at their discretion.
  • Families will no longer need to make and appointment to visit a loved one in our chapel of rests and restrictions on households mixing whilst visiting have been lifted. Visitors may wear masks at their discretion.

Please rest assured that my team and I are here to help you and we remain available 24 hours a day - if you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.


Lisa McDermott 

Managing Director


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