Funerals are exempted from the government prohibition on social gatherings, and services are continuing to be held in our funeral chapels. In light of the seriousness of the situation, we are asking that you limit the number of immediate family attending to as few as possible with no more than ten. We have been advised that 'immediate family' means:
- Spouse or partner
- Parents and carers
- Brothers and sisters
- Children and their partners.
These provisions are to help ensure social distancing and limit the risk of infection to our staff, funeral directors, those conducting funeral services and others attending the funeral.
To further reduce the risk, regular additional cleaning is also being carried out of high contact areas including doors, face plates, door handles, taps, loo flush handles, reception counters, desk and table tops.
Please DO NOT attend a funeral if you have any of the well-publicised symptoms of Coronavirus.
Please note that the processing of memorial applications and other non-essential matters are temporarily suspended. We are receiving a large number of enquiries at present, so please avoid calling us about non-urgent matters for the time being.
We apologise for these restrictions to our usual services during this difficult time, and thank you for your support and cooperation.