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Easing of Covid restrictions

We have now reviewed procedures introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic to protect visitors and staff.

From Monday 22 November 2021, the following restrictions remain in place at Rainsbrook Crematorium and coffin burials at Whinfield, Watts Lane, Croop Hill and Clifton Road cemeteries:

  • no bearer service
  • no hymn books in chapels
  • no open coffins
  • a maximum of six people may view the charge of the coffin at the crematorium
  • all mourners must be seated at the crematorium (no standing room)
  • chairs must not be moved from the waiting rooms to the chapels
  • no additional mourners to stand outside chapel doors
  • no additional mourners to remain in the waiting rooms to view the funeral service
  • no donation boxes available
  • collection of cremated remains by appointment only

We recommend mourners

  • wear face coverings
  • not to attend services of contacted by NHS Test and Trace or self-isolating due to Covid
  • use the provided hand sanitiser on arrival and depature

While we now allow the singing of hymns, we do not recommend this due to the risk of spreading Covid respiratory particles.

Family backfilling of graves can now take place, but we recommend families provide hand sanitiser and shovels.

Rugby Borough Council and West Northamptonshire Council appreciate your support in following these restrictions and recommendations.

All restrictions remain under review in line with the latest guidance issued by Public Health England, government and professional organisations. 

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