Changes to our services in the pandemic

With the changes in funeral guidelines and our crematoriums refusing to allow families into chapels to say goodbye. Over the past month we have been pleased with the feedback on the changes we have made to allow friends and family to say goodbye. Some of these have included:-
Working with the family to plan a special route for the hearse to travel so friends and family can stand on their doorsteps and pay their last respects. This journey takes as long as it takes with no time restrictions so that everyone feels they have been included in some way.
Services in the Chapel of Rest have also been of great comfort to our families. Each individual service is planned with again, no restriction on how long this needs to be. Family and friends who are unable to attend can still feel part of the farewell through our facility of live streaming.

Keeping up our hygiene standards

At Pearson Funeral Service we have always been very proud of our hygiene standards to reduce the risk of infection for our staff and people visiting the premises. A new addition to our cleaning regime has been the purchase of a machine which can sanitise a whole room within minutes. By pumping a mist into the whole area we can ensure that no surface is left not disinfected and when people attend a funeral they are entering a fully sanitised area.

Funeral Services Still Taking Place In The Colne Valley

With the local crematoriums now not allowing families to attend, we have altered the layout in our chapel removing the majority of the chairs so that services can still take place. The maximum number of people able to attend are 10 from the immediate family. Families are able to have their services recorded so friends and family can watch the service if they wish to.

Stay Safe

When passing our Meltham office you may have noticed the brightly coloured rainbow pictures in the front window which have been made by Clive’s children.

Unattended Funerals at Huddersfield Crematorium

We have been notified today by our local authority regarding Huddersfield Crematorium:-
Funerals already planned can go ahead with 10 people attending.
Funerals Booked after today family will no longer be able to attend.

We would like to assure everyone that services with no more than 10 people can still take place in our chapel of rest. The eulogy can be recorded so anyone who can not attend the service can still watch it. The coffin will then be taken to the crematorium in the Hearse with our staff. Music can still be played at the crematorium and a live link used so you can watch the coffin as it enters the chapel.

Our nearest crematoriums still allowing immediate family to attend are Oldham and Grenoside Crematoriums. Should anyone have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.