Updated 19/07/2021 11:45
From 19th July 2021, full seating capacity of the chapel will be allowed – that is 94 downstairs and 36 upstairs – 130 in total.
If more people attend than we can be seated in our chapel, they will be able to gather outside the chapel, and listen to the service from the speakers, or if a webcast had been ordered, they may choose to watch it from personal devices (many may like to do this from their cars).
We are asking that people wear a mask in the chapel and other rooms in the crematorium such as Remembrance Rooms, Waiting Rooms, toilets and office.
There is sanitiser available as you go into the chapel and in other places around the building.
As numbers of people contracting COVID is currently very high we will expect people to:
- Wear masks in the chapel
- Maintain Social distancing when possible.
- Not attend if they are feeling unwell
- Take a test before coming and mixing with others that may be vulnerable
- Sanitise hands before entering the chapel
- Take away any of their used tissues from the chapel
It is still recommended that people sit in their household/bubbles in the chapel. If someone coming is vulnerable or anxious, please let your Funeral Director and us know so they can be seated safely.
Picnics, tables being set up for refreshments, food and drink are not allowed on the premises. To avoid contact with other families attending other services, please leave the crematorium shortly after the service.
Services from 10.00am will take place at 40 minute intervals, the actual service time is 30 minutes. This allows time for people to enter and leave the chapel ensuring social distance is maintained. It also allows time Crematorium staff to clean the chapel in between each service. The 9.00 and 9.30 services have an actual service time of 20 minutes.
The family member arranging a funeral can order a webcast of the service via their funeral director, which helps those who are self-isolating, can’t travel, ill or are in a high risk group.
We hope these measures help to keep our staff, you and the wider community safe.
In these very difficult times it is important that bereaved people get help – please go the the Good Grief Trust for further information Link to the Good Grief Trust