Information and Advice about COVID-19

Last updated: 23rd August 2021

COVID-19 is affecting all of our lives, below is some useful information about the impact of COVID-19 on funerals and funeral planning. For additional help and advice please contact us on 0800 689 1060 (this is a free phone number available 24 hours a day). It is very apparent to all of us that the rules regarding COVID-19 are changing on a regular basis, whilst our aim is to keep the information on this page as up to date as possible we cannot guarantee its accuracy so please do Contact Us should you require.

Attending a Funeral

The majority of restrictions have now been removed and as such there is no limitation on attendees at funerals and face coverings are no longer required.

Please do not attend a funeral if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days, have COVID-19 symptoms or are legally required to self-isolate, due to COVID-19.

Should you need to arrange a funeral for a person that has passed away please contact us on 0800 689 1060 or Click Here

Travel to a funeral

Travel to funerals including overnight stays is permitted.

Wakes

For any religious, belief-based or commemorative events following a person’s death, such as stone setting ceremonies, the scattering of ashes or a wake, the majority of COVID-19 restrictions have now been removed; however please check with the venue you are using who may have restrictions and requirements in place for their employees and guests.

Pre Paid Funeral Plans

Purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan is not affected by the COVID pandemic. Pre-paid funeral plans can be set up in the same way as before the pandemic. When you purchase a pre-paid funeral plan hopefully it will not need to be used for some time and the rules for attending funerals will be as they are at the time of death (not at the time of purchase). To compare pre-paid funeral plans to find the right plan for you at the best price please Click Here.

Direct Cremation

An unattended cremation without a service, also known as a Direct Cremation, has increased in popularity over recent years and even more so during the COVID pandemic. This is a lower cost option and provides the opportunity for family and friends to celebrate the life of the deceased in their own way, such as arranging a Memorial service or an informal gathering at a given location such as home, a place special to the deceased or hospitality venue. For more information regarding the direct cremation option please contact us on 0800 689 1060 or Click Here

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