Covid-19 Update 15th April 2020

Caring for the living and the dead through

the Coronavirus pandemic

Losing a loved one is a heart wrenching time for anyone.

As human beings we have a deep need to care for our dead. We need time and space to grieve. We need the love and support of each other. In times  of loss - a personal and relevant funeral experience can a great comfort.

This is why the Government have singled funerals out in their latest guidelines.

We will do all we can to care for you, your family and your loved one through this difficult time – as well as to keep us all safe.

To keep up to date with the latest Government guidelines you can follow this link: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Funerals are continuing to be impacted by the social distancing guidelines from Public Health England.

Essentially, attendance at funerals should be limited to immediate family members in single figures, as follows:

The guidelines from each Crematorium and Church are as follows:

Glynn Valley Crematorium – 10 mourners.

Penmount Crematorium – No fixed number 

but those attending is restricted to

Spouse/Partner

Parents/carers

Brothers/Sisters

Children (and partners)

And social distancing must be adhered to.

Church of Englandclosed for public worship. Funerals with attendance of less than 10 people can go ahead in church, at the crematorium or graveside. No Hymns are to be sung in the Crematorium.

Roman Catholic Churchservices at the graveside or crematorium only with single figure attendance.

Methodist Church closed for public worship.

If a member of your immediate family as defined above is travelling to attend a funeral and requires Proof of Essential Travel, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be pleased to provide you with proof on our headed paper.

We will keep you updated via our website and social media as soon as we have any further updates.