Although coronavirus restrictions have ended, the government is urging everyone to stay cautious. So we have a number of recommendations to help keep everyone safe.
If you need help or have any questions, you can contact Bereavement Services staff between 9:30am and 12pm, and 1pm and 3:30pm. Call us on 01642 817725.
Changes from Monday 19 July
Coronavirus restrictions have ended, but the government is urging everyone to stay cautious.
We're recommending the following maximum number of attendees at services:
- St Bede's Chapel - 60 attendees
- St Hilda's Chapel - 30 attendees
In the interests of safety, we also recommend:
- wearing face coverings inside the chapels
- social distancing inside the chapels
- using the hand sanitiser provided
- no singing by mourners
If you do not want to follow our Covid-secure recommendations, please let us know via your funeral director.
We reserve the right to change these recommendations, or put in place restrictions or limitations, based on local public health guidance.
Visiting the Chapel of Remembrance
The Chapel of Remembrance is still closed until further notice. You can still view the Book of Remembrance online at any time.
Memorials and remembrance
Appointments must still be made to:
- collect ashes
- scatter ashes in the Garden of Remembrance
- place ashes into an above-ground vault
To keep you and our staff safe, we'll be doing things a bit differently. For example, you can book appointments in advance, but you will need to call us back 48 hours before your booked date to confirm your to time to attend. We'll explain all these things when you contact us.