Face Masks At Funerals

As from the 8th August 2020 it will be mandatory to wear a face mask when attending funerals at the crematorium, any places of worship and chapels of rest. This also applies to anyone visiting our offices.

We always carry spare masks on funerals, so should you arrive without one please speak to a member of staff who will be able to supply one. If you have any questions on these latest updates please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Covid 19 Funeral Update 31st July 2020

As we wake up this morning to the news of localised lockdown restrictions we thought we would update you on what is happening with funerals in our area.

Huddersfield Crematorium – Funerals are taking place with only 10 mourners allowed in the chapel. Due to ongoing problems with cremators, bereavement services are only offering a limited amount of times through the day. Only two pieces of music are allowed in the service. Face masks are not mandatory.

Parkwood Crematorium – Funerals are taking place with 20 mourners allowed in the chapel with a further 8 standing in the entrance lobby. Three pieces of music are allowed in the service. Face masks are not mandatory.

Church – Not all churches are open for funerals, the ones that are have numbers limited to the size of the building. In some churches face masks are required to be worn whilst in the building. When arranging a funeral in a church we will be able to advise on the numbers allowed.

On entering and leaving all services, hand sanitiser which is provided must be used.

Limousines – We can still offer limousines, on entering the vehicle everyone will be provided with hand sanitation and face masks must be worn whilst traveling.

Colne Valley Churches Re-open

After announcements from Leeds Diocese we are pleased to say that the churches of St. Bartholomew’s Marsden and St. Jame’s Slaithwaite are now allowed to hold services. No singing is able to take place, but pre-recorded music can be played and social distancing is in place with limited numbers and strict sanitisation procedures being followed.

Huddersfield Crematorium Update

Huddersfield Crematorium are still only allowing 10 mourners inside the chapel. The live stream still remains free and music is limited to entry and exit music only. Due to problems with Dewsbury Crematorium a more limited time schedule has been put in place at Huddersfield until further notice.

Parkwood Crematorium Update

Park Wood Crematorium, Elland are now permitting up to 28 mourners to attend funerals in their building;
20 in the service chapel and 8 in the vestibule area with the speakers and screens now active. Three pieces of music are now permitted and a small charge for live streaming has been re-instated.

The book of remembrance room is now open by appointment only, however, items such as flowers and cards are still not allowed to be left.
Hand sanitiser must be used and is available both on entry and exit from the crematorium.

The chapel is sanitised between each service helping to ensure your safety at all times.

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