Services have returned to almost business as usual across our crematoria and cemeteries, until further notice.
The singing of hymns, playing of musical instruments, ceremonial guards of honour, family bearing of coffins and outside speakers are permitted.
There are no restrictions on the number of mourners who can attend:
- a witness scatter
- placement in a vault or columbarium outside
- viewings of the Book of Remembrance.
We would encourage all funeral director staff and mourners to continue to wear face coverings wherever possible, however this is not compulsory, and to continue with regular hand cleansing. Hand sanitising stations at all sites will remain in place.
All ceremonial space is to be used for maximum seated attendance as follows:
- Bournemouth East - 98 seated
- Bournemouth West - 38 seated
- Poole - 98 seated
Standing in the aisles or any other open floor space within the enclosed ceremony is discouraged.
Standing outside of Bournemouth East chapel will be permitted with the use of external speakers.
Mourners are permitted to stand outside Poole chapel with the doors to the chapel area remaining open throughout the service.
Live streaming and watch again services continue to be offered to those families if they so wish, at the published price.