Those invited to attend a service inside Salford crematoria chapels are now required to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt under government guidelines. Exemptions include children aged under 11 and those not able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability.
All crematoria in Salford have been reviewed and seating plans have been designed for each chapel to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
It’s now possible to have 25 people seated in the chapel at Peel Green and Agecroft crematoria. Services taking place at the graveside can now have 30 people attending.
All mourners should social distance from others at funeral services and should take special care to protect themselves, fellow mourners and staff providing the service.
Funerals should still only include members of the person’s household, close family members, or if these people are unable to attend, close friends, and a celebrant if this has been asked for.
Live webcasting and recording of funeral services is available at both Agecroft and Peel Green Crematoria for those who are unable to attend.
Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can continue but with up to a maximum 15 people in attendance.
Funerals will also keep other coronavirus related restrictions:
This page was last updated on 6 November 2020