We know this will be difficult for some, but it’s vital we help limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We thank people for their patience and understanding.
Christmas Services for 2020 have been cancelled due to he COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately as a result of the current restrictions in place we will not be putting the Christmas trees in the waiting rooms this year, as a result no stars will be sent out or issued to families.
The Book Room
All visitors are requested to wear face coverings / masks and disposable gloves on entry, hand sanitiser will be made available. We respectfully request visitors refrain from touching the book cabinet or any other hard surfaces whilst visiting (cut flowers are permitted to be placed in the displays provided). The door is to remain open at all times for ventilation purposes.
Revised arrangements for burials and cremations
In light of the current situation around COVID-19 and Government advice on social distancing, Coventry City Council has restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend burials and cremations.
Cremation or memorial service in either of the chapels:
A maximum of 30 mourners to attend and be seated in the chapels for both cremation and burial services (chairs are placed adhering to 1 metre social distancing guidance). It is not permitted for additional mourners to stand outside of the chapel doors during the service, any individuals not entering the chapel are required to clear the area.
There is no age restriction for children attending, however they must be of an age permitting them to be seated on their own chair for the duration of the service.
No singing or chanting is permitted in the chapel during the service.
It is not permitted for the family to carry or wheel the coffin in to the chapel, touch the coffin upon arrival at the chapel or to witness the charging of the coffin in to the cremator.
The applicant of the cremation will be required to supply to the Funeral Director a list of mourners attending the service detailing names and telephone numbers for the purposes of the NHS Test & Trace Service.
All individuals attending services in an enclosed environment are advised to wear a face mask/covering for the duration of the service. From 8 Augustall mourners are required by law to wear face coverings when in the chapel for a service
Graveside service / interment – Number directly around the grave remains limited to 6. However an appropriate area in the wider cemetery is made available for up to 24 additional mourners to socially distance.
We apologise for any distress this may cause at what we know is a difficult time for family members, however, the decision has been taken in line with the latest Government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect family members, clergy, funeral directors and Council staff.
Family members are allowed to ‘live stream’ the service via tablets or mobile phones.
Families will be able to coordinate live streaming of chapel services through the Obitus system via their Funeral Director. This service will be free of charge during the current COVID-19 pandemic.