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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 (updated restrictions below come into effect on 26 May):

  • maximum of 16 mourners in the Avon Room and eight mourners in the Drayton Room (we strongly advise younger children do not attend) - please note, additional mourners cannot stand outside the chapels or elsewhere in the crematorium grounds
  • no open coffins permitted
  • no witness viewing of the charge of the coffin into the cremator
  • no shouldering of coffins and no family bearers permitted
  • no bearer service at the crematorium
  • family members should not touch coffins
  • curtains should be closed at the crematorium
  • only funeral directors can collect cremated remains by appointment

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.