CURRENT COVID RULES FOR FUNERALS

Government rules

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People are allowed to attend a funeral or a belief based/ceremonial event that is linked to a funeral (such as a scattering of ashes)

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Up to 30 people are allowed to attend a funeral; this does not include funeral staff

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Up to 15 people are allowed to attend a belief based/ceremonial event (such as a wake or scattering of ashes); this does not include anyone working. Some venues can remain open to host such events. If the event is in a private dwelling (including private gardens), only members of one household or support bubble can attend. You must not break your self-isolation to attend such an event

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Actual maximum numbers that can attend will be dependent on what the venue can safely allow (see details for Yorkshire crematoria below)

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Light refreshments are permitted at events linked to funerals

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Symptomatic people should not attend funerals

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People who are self-isolating should not attend funerals unless they are a close family member of the person that has died. Remote attendance should take place where possible. If after considering the risk you choose to attend in person you must

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Local Crematorium Rules

Cottingley
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14 in chapel and 16 outside

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Professional pallbearers only

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No touching the coffin

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Rope barrier around coffin

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Officiant only at lectern

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Any attendee readings must be done from seats

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Seats have been separated

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Curtains to remain open

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Maximum of 6 for ashes scatterings

Huddersfield
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10 inside chapel and 10 outside

Lawns Wood
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14 in chapel and 16 outside

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Professional pallbearers only

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Rope barrier around coffin

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Officiant only at lectern

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Any attendee readings must be done from seats

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