COVID 19 INFORMATION

OPENING TIMES

- North Watford and Vicarage Road cemeteries reopen to the public with normal opening times (9am - 7pm) - visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines. 

 

- Toilet facilities are open from 9am to 5pm (they are restricted opening hours due to COVID 19 regulations to allow cleaning).

 

- Due to recent changes to government guidance burials at our cemeteries can only accommodate a maximum of 30 mourners at graveside who must practice safe distancing at all times during the ceremony.

 

- Our chapel remains closed at this time.

 

- The guidance will also only permit up to six people to attend the interment of cremated remains.

Streaming a Funeral (Need Accounts for All)

Mind Network Support

• Crisis Helpline

• Online Wellbeing through Learning Courses (HAFLS)

 • Online Meeting Places 

• Children and Young People – Online Groups & Courses

Information For The Bereaved Coronavirus (Covid 19)

This leaflet shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national emergency and explains the next steps, answers some of your questions, and guides you to the extra help and support that is available.

Funeral Costs: Help available

When a loved one dies it is the responsibility of the next of kin / family or friends of the deceased to organise and pay for the funeral. It can be a worrying and stressful time, this guide gives you some help with what help may be available with the costs.

  • Firstly check if the deceased had a pre-paid funeral plan. Pre-paid plans mean the funeral costs are paid in advance. Click here www.funeralplanningauthority.co.uk to confirm if the deceased had a funeral plan.

  • If the deceased has an estate (money, investments, property or assets) the funeral can be paid from these. If there is money in their bank account, this can be used to pay for the funeral. Banks will allow you to access any money to cover the funeral costs or may be able to pay the Funeral Director directly.

  • If the deceased had life insurance this can be used to cover funeral costs. Some employers or trade unions offer death in service payments when someone dies.

  • Contact your local Funeral Director who may be able to offer a funeral that you can afford. Funeral payment plans and finance is available with some Funeral Directors. There are also various funeral options to keep costs to a minimum.

  • If you have explored the above options and are struggling to meet the costs of the funeral, further help and options are available. Please click here.

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