We are closely monitoring the developing situation, this information is accurate as of 6/7/2020
We have been advised by the relevant governing bodies to act upon the following:
1.) We will be discussing funeral arrangements either socially distanced in person or over the phone.
2.) People who suspect they may have the virus in particular will be able to make telephone calls or online communications with us. (email or skype hctownsend@aol.com).
3.) Some churches remain closed. Some Church Of England churches are assessing their capacity and opening for funerals and private prayer.
4.) STONEFALL CREMATORIUM, HARROGATE are limiting attendees of services to 20 people. Live streaming of funerals is currently free of charge to families and is being encouraged to allow others to participate from home. Scattering and Interment of ashes are now available. Graveside burials also limited to 20.
5.) LEEDS BASED CREMATORIA are open to 20 attendees (only 10 allowed in chapel) for funerals as of 6/7/2020. 20 attendees are permitted for a graveside burial as of 6/7/2020
6.) YORK CREMATORIUM are open to 18 attendees in the large chapel and 5 in the small chapel for funerals as of 6/7/2020.
7.) Limousines may be used. We have ordered a perspex screen to be fitted for the safety of drivers and passengers.
8.) We may begin carrying the coffin rather than using wheels
We are taking necessary precaution and measures to ensure that our funerals can still be carried out as safely as possible, our working hours are unaffected currently.
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