*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS*
We are closely monitoring the developing situation, this information is accurate as of 4/12/2020
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 coronavirus symptoms will be able to make telephone calls or online communications with us. (email or skype hctownsend@aol.com).
3.) Some churches remain closed. Some churches are assessing their capacity and opening for funerals a maximum of 30 in the largest churches.
4.) STONEFALL CREMATORIUM, HARROGATE are limiting attendees of services to 20 people. Face coverings must be worn inside the chapel from 8/8/2020. Scattering and Interment of ashes are now available. Graveside burials also limited to 30, burials with use of the chapel are limited to 20. Booking availabilities are slightly fewer over the coming weeks whilst works are carried out on the crematorium. People are not to enter the crematorium grounds to see the funeral procession pass by as of 14/9/2020. Scattering and interment of ashes are limited to 6 people as of 1/10/2020.
5.) LEEDS BASED CREMATORIA are open to 18 at Rawdon, 14 at Cottingley and Lawnswood, and 20 at Armley and Hunslet for attendees (extra 10 allowed outside chapel) for funerals as of 20/7/2020. 30 attendees are permitted for a graveside burial as of 20/7/2020. Face coverings must be worn inside the chapel from 8/8/2020. Extra people up to the total maximum attendees of 30 may listen to the service from outside the chapel. Scattering and interment of ashes are limited to 6 people as of 1/10/2020.
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. Face coverings must be worn inside the chapel from 8/8/2020. Scattering and interment of ashes are limited to 6 people as of 1/10/2020.
7.) Limousines may be used. We have installed a perspex screen to be fitted for the safety of drivers and passengers.
8.) We may begin carrying the coffin rather than using wheels where possible. Assessments must be carried out for the funerals of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus.
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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