Covid-19 Information July 2021

From Monday 19 July 2021, there will be no legal limits on the number of people who can attend funerals or commemorative events.  

  • From 19 July, mourners will not need to stay two metres apart from people they do not live with, and venues are not required to follow social distancing rules
  • People who are self-isolating or who are in quarantine following international travel may be present at a funeral where a legal exemption applies.
  • Keeping a distance of two metres remains strongly advised for those attending a funeral during their self-isolation or quarantine period following international travel. 
  • COVID-secure rules, including table service requirements and restrictions on singing, chanting and dancing, will no longer apply.

Face coverings will no longer be required by law in any setting. However the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.

Please do not visit any of our sites if you are experiencing Covid symptoms, have received a positive test or have been instructed to self-isolate.

There will be no legal obligation for mourners to wear masks but we echo the government advice that masks should still be worn when mixing with people outside your household in an indoor setting such as the Crematorium chapels and our premises.

Services at the crematoriums can be web-cast so that people who are unable to attend can still experience the service. Please contact us for details of specific crematoriums.

Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable Cemeteries have closed their chapels until further notice. All funerals in the cemeteries will be graveside services.

Burial and strewing of Ashes are available at all relevant sites.

Funeral services are now available at most churches. There may be certain restrictions at some of the smaller churches. We will be able to advise you at the time of need.

We would like to thank all our clients and families that we have met throughout the last 16 months for showing an unprecedented level of patience and understanding.

Thank you for your continued support.