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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breath. Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading.
There’s no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover. It’s not known exactly how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, but similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
How will COVID-19 affect funeral services?
Far & Beyond Funeral Services in addition to other funeral care providers have a vital role to play in society and are often called upon to care for the most vulnerable – whether that’s by physical health or mental health. Conducting a funeral service is a difficult task in usual circumstances and COVID-19 is regrettably making funerals more difficult.
COVID-19 is already starting to affect the way in which funeral services are conducted. Far & Beyond Funeral Services in addition to other funeral care providers are doing everything possible in order to conduct our business in a dignified, safe and stress free manner, however, below are some of the restrictions you should expect.
(a) – Many crematoriums are now restricting the number of mourners able to attend the service itself, averaging between 10-20 attendees.
(b) – Many funeral care providers are unwilling to supply family limousines in order to protect their clients and staff.
(c) – Many crematoriums are placing restrictions on floral tributes entering the crematorium.
(d) – Many crematoriums and funeral care providers are restricting mourners and staff from bearing the coffin.
(e) – Many funeral care providers and crematoriums are not allowing the general public (clients) to attend their funeral homes and/or offices.
(f) – Many funeral care providers are not allowing chapel visits at their funeral homes.
(g) – Many crematoriums and funeral care providers are not allowing order of service booklets.
We understand that the above may sound alarming – however, we’d strongly encourage you not to panic. At this stage it is still possible to deliver a beautiful and meaningful funeral service and we will do everything within our power to provide our usual outstanding service.
Please note: The above restrictions are not necessarily in force at every location. Restrictions vary based on the venue and other relevant risk factors. For further information please contact a member of our team on 0800 368 7722.
Together, we will tackle this.