Funerals and Coronavirus/ COVID-19
At the present time, we’re arranging funerals as we would normally, but we’re aware that the situation with coronavirus/COVID-19 is changing rapidly. As we tread into unchartered territory, we want to reassure you that we are taking every possible step to ensure funerals can go ahead with the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community as our main concern.
- We are well prepared to take care of people who have died with coronavirus/COVID-19 in line with the official guidance we have received from the government. We will continue to look after everyone in our care in our gentle and sensitive way, but have put procedures in place to ensure we can do this safely. This means that our team may be wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) even when the risk is deemed to be low.
- If you are faced with arranging a funeral and cannot, for whatever reason, have a face-to-face meeting, we can arrange an appointment with you over the phone, email, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp etc. Paperwork can, in most situations, be completed digitally.
- Should you need to arrange a direct cremation or burial with us (this is when a person is cremated or buried without a funeral service and with no mourners in attendance), we can advise on how you can put together a meaningful memorial service at a later date, as well as offering support with your grief.
- We are working closely with our colleagues throughout the funeral profession to ensure we can offer the same high standards you would normally expect from us during this unprecedented time.