Because of the Covid -19 pandemic funerals are changing daily.

Being at the funeral of a loved one we know is very important to families and not being able to attend can be devastating.

The Government has made it clear that it wants bereaved people to still have that opportunity,  and gatherings for funerals can continue – but only if they take place within

strict social distancing guidelines and through the limiting of numbers attending. ( for Doncaster council this is 10 people)


Each council has different rules regarding how cremations or Burials should happen.


  • Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees councils have said families will no longer be able to attend services at crematoria. Instead the councils will offer “direct cremations”, in which there is no ceremony and mourners are not present; and burial services at gravesides, with a maximum of 10 mourners observing physical distancing guidelines.
  • Doncaster Crematorium is allowing 10 people attending a cremation service and there's a 20 minute time limit (you could also choose the direct cremation option as above)


we remain absolutely committed to supporting all bereaved people at this very difficult time, but are rightly concerned about increasing the risk of infection to both

at-risk groups of mourners and to all those in key worker roles. we have a vitally important and sensitive job to do and so it is critical we are able to do it safely,

by being able to stay within the social distancing rules.


If you wish to view the deceased person by visiting the Chapel of Rest, please make arrangements with us. this will at a specific time and only

2 members from the same household at any one time.

Those who at an increased risk of serious illness due to Corona-virus (as defined by government guidance) are strongly urged not to visit.


Limousines should only be used if there is no alternative option. Some funeral firms have now withdrawn them from use, because of the risk of infection spreading inside the vehicle.

If used, each vehicle should only be used to carry those living in the same household (in line with social distancing guidance).

The driver must be able to abide by social distancing guidelines too, keeping glass screens up and limiting the number

travelling to ensure they can sit as far back as possible.


There are no church or cemetery chapel services at the moment and the crematorium only allow 10 people for each funeral.

These have been also cut down to a 20 minute service to allow proper cleaning measures between services.



For Doncaster Funeral Directors

K.Dixon Doncaster Funerals

210 Warmsworth Road




01302 560641 24hr