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.
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 Some funeral firms have now withdrawn them from use, because of the risk of infection spreading inside the vehicle.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