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.

Helping You In Your Time Of Need

With a century of experience, Pearson Funeral Service has an excellent and trusted reputation in the communities we serve. With our long history in the funeral world, Pearson Funeral Service is dedicated to offering the highest standard of care and professionalism for our local communities. Wherever you are, we are always here to help, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

What To Do When Someone Dies

With 100 Years of experience, here at Pearson’s we understand how difficult it can be when someone dies, especially if you’re arranging the funeral. Our family is committed to providing the highest standard of service and will take care of everything for you from the first call.

Many people ask us what they should do when someone has passed away. Below is a brief guide which tells you what to do in different circumstances.

When a death happens at home or in a nursing home

Inform the doctor
As soon as possible inform the doctor that death has occurred. He/she may write out the Medical Certificate of Death when they visits the house, or may request you attend the surgery for this purpose.

When death occurs in hospital
When death happens in hospital the procedure is very similar. Apply to the hospital for the Medical Certificate of Death and not your family doctor.

The Coroner

In cases where the death has been reported to the Coroner the procedure is somewhat different. The Coroner and his officers are working in your interest. No doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. This will be sent by the Coroner to the Registrar’s Office in the district where the death occurred, after contact has been made with the Coroner’s office.

Digital Autopsy

Digital autopsy eliminates the need for a traditional post mortem. This is a non invasive body scan taken to determine the cause of death. On the rare occasion when the cause of death can not be determined, a traditional post mortem would then take place.

Support For The Bereaved At Christmas

As Christmas approaches, many people struggle over the festive period to cope with the loss of a loved one. This could be either because of a recent bereavement or a reminder of losing someone at this time of year.

At Pearson’s, we provide free bereavement care for everyone we look after. Should you require any support please get in touch with our bereavement providers Saif Care where a member of their team will be happy to listen to your experiences, answer any questions you may have about bereavement or bereavement support and share information about services and other organisations that you may find helpful.

Call us on 0800 917 7224 Email us at help@saifcare.org.uk