As lockdown restrictions are starting to be eased and our High Streets are opening up again, I wanted to update you on what this means for families arranging a funeral of a loved one.
The latest advice now means:
Funeral services are now permitted in places of worship in England. Attendance is determined in accordance with social distancing guidelines and is limited by law to a maximum of 30 mourners.
Many crematoria and cemeteries have increased the number of mourners that are permitted to attend chapel and graveside services. Please speak to your local branch for the latest advice.
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:
Our limousines have been fitted with temporary screens between the driver and passenger compartment. This means we are now able to carry five passengers (over the age of 13). Social distancing must be observed by the limousine occupants prior to, during and after the funeral service - failure to maintain social distancing will result in the limousine(s) being withdrawn from service and alternative transport arrangements will need to be made.
Embalming is available for loved ones that have passed away as a result of COVID-19 as our team of specialist embalmers are professionally qualified and highly experienced.
Our chapels of rest are available for families to view their loved ones, although this is on an appointment basis and limited to two or three people from the same household per appointment.
As guidelines from Government, local authorities and individual crematoria and cemeteries are being regularly updated please speak to your local branch for the latest advice.
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.
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