During these very difficult times, we have taken steps to follow the government guidelines, so we can work with families and our team in a protective way. Funerals for our loved ones are still able to be organized with certain restrictions as follows:-
- Services can take place either at gravesides or in a crematorium and/or in a place of worship (Churches, Mandir’s, Gurdwara’s, Mosques).
- Currently only up to 30 people (this varies from venue to venue) are allowed to attend the burial or cremation. Although this is very restrictive, this is in line with Government guidelines and attendees should be limited to those who are not in any of the high-risk categories and are not self-isolating. All must be distanced 2m apart for the duration of the service.
We know at such a time of huge loss this is very difficult for you, however will are still able to make the arrangements for you but are having to change our approach due to social distancing.
We can still take your loved one to the funeral destination in a hearse but are only able to offer limousines to members of the same household. We can discuss other options with you, as families are encouraged to follow the hearse in their own vehicles.
We are still able to provide a memorable procession to honor your loved one, perhaps bypassing some of their favorite places on the way to the service and may be asking family and friends who are not able to attend to stand outside their doors as the procession passes allowing them to pay their respects.
Whilst regulations limit attendance, there are still many things we can help you to arrange to personalize your loved one’s service and celebrate their life. Funerals are currently being held 1-3 weeks after the person passing and most crematoriums now have the capability of playing your pre-arranged choice of music and hymns and many have the option of a live webcast of the service enabling those who cannot attend to watch the service online.
We will guide you through all the restrictions and options that are currently in place when we discuss your individual plans. We will also update you on any changes to the current Government guidance.