Following the recent changes in Coronavirus restrictions from 26th December, the position regarding funerals is set out below.
We are continuing to carry out funerals as required. However, we are generally arranging funerals either by phone or skype rather than meeting with you in person.
You can contact us by phone on 01825 760601 or 01273 488121
We are open to personal callers by appointment only at the current time.
From 26th December, all of East and West Sussex including Brighton & Hove, and all of Kent and Medway are in Tier 4.
In Tier 4 : You cannot leave, or be outside of, the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse. Reasonable excuses include to see someone who is dying, and to attend a funeral.
Funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 6 people can attend linked commemorative events such as stone settings.
Hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed. If you are travelling from outside the area to attend a funeral you must abide by the Tier 4 regulations whilst there.
At the funeral service, those living within the same household or support bubble may sit together, but a distance of at least 2 metres must be kept between all other people.
At the Crematorium, the coffin will generally be carried in before the mourners enter the chapel. It is not permitted for mourners to touch or kiss the coffin, or to place flowers upon it. Floral tributes delivered to our office in advance will still be allowed, but crematoriums are requesting that these are limited to one or two.
Crematorium can generally offer a webcast of the funeral to allow family and friends to watch the service either live, or at a later time. We will arrange this for you, and advise you of the crematorium fees depending on the options chosen.
If you have any queries do please get in touch and we will be glad to help you.