When someone dies, the whole family and community is affected. For those communities who, because of religious and cultural reasons, need the funeral to be dealt with as soon as possible this distress can be felt more deeply when the death happens at a weekend or a public holiday.
Our out of hours bereavement service aims to help those communities who need assistance in obtaining the necessary paperwork to facilitate a burial.
A registrar is available to assist over weekends and public holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.
If you need to contact a registrar on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday closure day you will need to telephone Coventry City Council out of hours number (024 7683 2222) between 9.00am - 10.00am and they will arrange for a registrar to ring you back.
If a body is to be flown out of England, permission will need to be granted by the Coroner. The registrar will liaise with the Coroner on your behalf to facilitate the issuing of the necessary form(s), however this is likely to be when the office re-opens the following working day.