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Important information concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have introduced the following restrictions at funeral services at Rainsbrook Crematorium and burial services at all council cemeteries:

  • maximum of six members of the immediate family to attend (no under18s)
  • all scatterings and interments of cremated remains have been suspended until further notice
  • no open coffins permitted
  • no shouldering of coffins and no family bearers permitted
  • no bearer service at the crematorium
  • coffins must be lowered into graves immediately, with no family backfilling of graves. Grave diggers to backfill graves with no family present
  • family members must not touch coffins
  • collection of cremated remains from the crematorium has been suspended until further notice

Please note, we're currently offering webcasts of funeral services in the Avon Chapel at the reduced cost of £35.

Call or email the bereavement services team to arrange.

Failure to comply with all of the above restrictions will result in services being subject to further restrictions or cancelled without notice.

We understand the impact of imposing these restrictions, but stress the safety and welfare of both our visitors and staff remain our priority.

All restrictions have been introduced in accordance with advice issued by the Government and the National Association of Funeral Directors.