Funerals During Lockdown
On October 31st 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new four-week Lockdown in England to run from November 5th to December 2nd in hope to try and flatten the curve, and reduce the spread of coronavirus, however, with these new measures put in place, what does this mean for Funerals? Is Funerals during Lockdown possible?
Funerals During Lockdown Banned?
As Weddings and Receptions are to be banned under the new Lockdown restrictions in England from Thursday 5th November 2020, it has been confirmed that Funerals can continue throughout the next four weeks of this new Lockdown 2.0.
However, Funeral Director, Paul Young of Paul Young Funeral Directors in Askern mentioned that although Funerals can continue its service, a funeral service must only be attended by a maximum of 30 people – with limited close family members allowed inside the chapel during the memorial.
To help get back to some sort of normality, the Prime Minister urged people to stay at home unless they have a very specific reason to leave, such as work, education, and of course funeral services.
How can I watch a Funeral, if I am not allowed to attend the service in person?
With everyone in the world taking the leap to virtual alternatives, such as Zoom classes, catch up with friends on the ‘Houseparty’ app, etc. Even Funerals are becoming virtual by offering Live Streaming videos to Family members and friends who are unavailable to attend the service to watch Live anywhere in the world.
We can even set up multiple screens outside the chapel for the attendees to watch safely at a 2-metre distance. We understand watching a Funeral via a Live Stream video broadcast may feel a bit strange, but rest assured we have a team of video professionals on hand to give your relative the best send off.