Firstly, we would like to reassure our families that we are following the current guidelines from SAIF & NAFD, our professional bodies, Government and Public Health England.
They all confirm that Funerals can continue to going ahead but the latest advice is to reduce the number of attendees.
We want to still work with you during this time of uncertainty, so in addition to a face to face visit at one of our branches, we will be offering the option to make arrangements over the telephone or through Skype/Video Calling. If this is something you would be interested in doing, then please let our staff know in advance. We are also advising that no-more than 2 family members should attend the appointments, to limit any potential risks and comply with social distancing.
As time goes on and COVID-19 comes more widespread, we will update our families and the public as best we can. It is important to keep everyone updated with any new information and this will be achieved through our social media on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, which can be found here above.
We can also offer families the option of direct cremations or unattended burials followed on by memorial services in our Chapels once we are back to normal.
If families still want to attend then crematoriums can offer webcasting or recordings of services.
If anyone has concerns or would like to make arrangements with us, then please call us and we will guide your family in making the right decision for your loved one. – 19th March 2020