Burials and cremations during Coronavirus
As part of our efforts to protect you, our staff, and others during the pandemic, practices for burials and cremations have changed.
These changes are designed to reduce safety risks to everyone.
There is currently no limit on the number of people that can attend funerals, which includes full burials in cemeteries & memorial events such as cremated remains burials.
This means that:
- An unlimited number of people can attend full burials at cemeteries
- An unlimited number of people can attend funerals at Redditch Crematorium
- An unlimited number of people can attend a memorial event (cremated remains burial).
Covid security measures at Redditch Crematorium
We recommend continuing to wear a mask and socially distancing where possible during your visit.
Attendees are requested to check in with NHS Test and Trace.
Additional cleaning is taking place between services, and hand sanitizer stations are available.
The borough council continues to pay for webcasting services, which enable people to view and 'virtually' attend funerals at Redditch Crematorium from a distance. Those services remain available to everyone for free at this time.
Why these changes have been made
We must regularly update our arrangements based on the latest national restrictions from the Government, and the latest Public Health England guidance for managing a funeral during the pandemic and industry standards, and in the context of the layout of the crematorium building.
Please consider the risk to yourself and your family of choosing to attend funerals in person. Although safety measures are in place, the more people who turn up, the greater the likelihood of Coronavirus spreading.
This advice remains subject to further change at short notice.