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Changes to the cemetery and crematorium during coronavirus

Following the government's advice, we are making changes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Limiting physical contact

The following services are now unavailable:

  • our general enquiries office for face-to-face enquiries
  • the public waiting room for both chapels (with the exception of the toilets)
  • the hall of remembrance
  • witnessed scatterings of ashes within our grounds
  • the sale of new memorials (you can still apply online for the book of remembrance)

You can still get in touch with us by:

Please post any paperwork through our enquiries letterbox.

Funeral attendance

The chapels are open for funeral services. Please do not attend a funeral service if you or anyone in your household has suspected or confirmed COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are classed as a vulnerable person. See detailed information on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable groups.

We ask that attendance be limited to no more than:

  • 1 spouse or partner
  • 2 parents or carers
  • 2 siblings
  • 2 children, each of which can bring 1 spouse or partner (4 people in total)

Every other row of seats or pews is closed off. We recommend no more than 2 people per row. 

Please aim to maintain a distance of 2m between yourself and other mourners at all times unless you are from the same household.

Mourners should also follow government advice on social distancing when travelling to and from the funeral gathering.

Mourners should avoid any direct face-to-face or physical contact, for example, hugging each other unless they are part of the same household.

Webcasts

You may want to consider a webcast as an alternative option, so that family members that cannot attend can view the service. Please speak to your Funeral Director about this option.

Please note that a webcast of every service may not be possible due to the demand on our suppliers.

Access to our grounds

The cemetery grounds and memorial gardens are still open to visitors. If you need to talk to our grounds staff, please keep a 2 metre distance.

Cleaning the chapels

Services are now 30 minutes (rather than 45 minutes) so that we can disinfect the chapels after every service.

Contact information

Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium

Phone: 01344 420314

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