We’re constantly following the Government and Public Health England advice and hopefully will answer many funeral related questions below
UPDATED 5th AUGUST 20
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What aspects of funeral services have changed as a result of Covid-19?
A. Now that churches and places of worship have reopened very little has changed apart from the social distancing rules.
All options are available including the choice of burial or cremation. Although any ashes ceremonies may have to wait until after the restrictions are lifted.
Face coverings must be worn for all indoor services.
Q. Can I still visit the person who has died in the chapel of rest.
A. Yes, even if your loved one’s death was related to Coronavirus, your loved one will be professionally cared for as usual enabling you to spend time with them in our chapels of rest at the funeral home. We feel this is most important to give families the closure they may have been denied in these difficult times, however we must ask that chapel visits are by appointment and limited to 2 people at a time.
Q. Can we still visit the funeral home to discuss funeral arrangements.
A. Yes of course, however, we do ask that you limit the number of family members to two people. If you are self isolating we can also discuss funeral arrangements via telephone, webcam or email
Q. How many people can attend a funeral?
A. Updated government guidance for funerals in England, released on 9 July:
Currently numbers are restricted to 30 attending all services at Wirral Cemeteries and Crematoria.
Q. Can we delay the funeral until after the lockdown?
A. No- the government guidance is that the funeral takes place in the usual timely manner, however there are many options for celebrating their life once the restrictions are lifted.
Q. Can we use funeral limousines
A. Limousines can be used as usual, however, if used, each vehicle should only carry those living in the same household or in the same support bubble (in line with social distancing guidance).
Q. Can we have floral tributes
A. Yes – many florists are still offering funeral tributes.
Q. What if I cannot attend the funeral
A. There is now the facility to offer a webcast of the funeral service in the chapels at Landican, this does need to be pre-booked and you will be given an individual access code for the service. It is also worth considering options for a celebration of life service after restrictions are lifted and this might perhaps include a scattering or burial of ashes.
Further information can be found by visiting the National Association Of Funeral Directors dedicated Covid-19 webpage here