The COVID-19 pandemic has effected every part of our lives, with restrictions placed on us and new considerations to how we go about our lives.
All funerals can only have a maximum of 30 mourners in attendance, with varying other rules to consider depending on the type of service.
An NHS Test and Trace document needs to be completed by the arranging client and kept for 3 weeks after the service, we will assist with this.
At the North Devon Crematorium the current restrictions imposed on us are:
However you are currently permitted:
Burials can take place, with graveside services being permitted in all cemeteries and churchyards. At the graveside service we can still have a full service, with a minister or celebrant of your choice, service sheets, readings & music. We have our own P.A. system, so those speaking can be heard, and music can be played.
Some Churches are now open again for services. However it is the individual church's decision whether they will open again yet or not.
This is due to each church many reasons, the main ones being the variety of sizes & the ability to open in a COVID Secure manor (which is required by law).
Where a church is open, the maximum number of mourners will be set by the individual church, but will not exceed 30. Singing is also not permitted within any church.
Once the restrictions currently placed upon us, have been eased sufficiently we will able to assist the arrangement of memorial services to be held at your chosen location. We will arrange all aspects of this for you, as we would have done already for the funeral service.
The information above is accurate as of 30th September 2020, and is subject to change at short notice, as guidelines and regulation changes for the government, local authority, or local crematoria and churches.