Covid Update Parkwood Crematorium

As we move forwards with the relaxation of restrictions, we shall be posting updates as we get information from the various organisations.

Parkwood Crematorium have today announced the changes they are making from the 19th July 2021 which are as follows.

Numbers of mourners who can attend increased to 56
Chairs will be arranged 4 to a row which may not be moved
Family bearers are now allowed, however, once the coffin is placed at the front of the crematorium the barrier will still be put back across with no more contact allowed.

Face coverings are still expected to be worn whilst inside the building.

The waiting room will now be reopened and for anyone wishing to look at the book of remembrance appointments are to be made available at the weekend to view.

Covid Update 23rd February 2021

We have received the following guidelines from the Society of Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

Numbers attending local crematoriums remain unchanged
Huddersfield Crematorium 16 people may attend
Parkwood Crematorium 28 people may attend

Government sets out route out of lockdown for England

All restrictions placed upon funerals could be lifted on or after 21st June, according to HM Government’s Covid-19 Response – Spring 2021 document published today and announced in Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The paper outlines a four-step process which begins on 8th March, with the reopening of schools and outdoor exercise and recreation permitted. During this period, funerals will continue to be subject to the 30 mourners at services and six at wakes or commemorative events rules.

It is only during the second step, which is targeted for no earlier than 12th April, that the limit for wakes and commemorative events will be lifted – to 15 people. Step three is expected to be implemented no earlier than 17th May and the limit for all life events will continue to be 30 people, but this will now apply to wakes and commemorative events. The final step, step four, is when all legal limits affecting funerals will be lifted and this is planned for no earlier than 21st June.

All of the above steps are subject to coronavirus infection rates and will be reviewed at five-weekly intervals. The assessment will be based on four tests:

The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully
Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated
Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS
Our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new Variants of Concern
There will be a minimum of five weeks between each step: four weeks for the data to reflect changes in restrictions; followed by seven days’ notice of the restrictions to be eased.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
01484 844289

Covid 19 Update 4th January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tonight announced a new lockdown for England. Funerals in our area are still continuing with numbers unchanged. These are:-

Funerals in a Covid secure church up to 30,
Huddersfield Crematorium 16
Parkwood Crematorium 20 in the chapel, 8 in the entrance.

Mourners are permitted to stay away overnight should they be traveling some distance. Anyone traveling from another area to one of our funerals should contact us for a “Travel Letter”

Ash Scatterings will also continue with 6 people in attendance.

Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a bubble.

If anyone has any questions or requires any advice please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Motorbike Hearse

When choosing transport for a funeral there are many options you can take. As one of those options we can provide a motorbike hearse to take your loved one to their final resting place.

Free Bereavement Support

As a local family firm we are proud to be part of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). As part of our membership we are able to offer free bereavement support to the families we serve. For more information visit

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