Wednesday 13 May, 9am
When someone passes away, particularly when their death is unexpected, it can be very emotionally challenging.
Funerals are taking place but a maximum of 12 close family members are allowed to attend. We ask at this time, that families work together with funeral service providers in order to follow the guidelines to keep everyone safe.
All visitors must abide by social distancing rules at all times to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Further information is available in our leaflet; Funerals in North Lincolnshire, minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Tuesday 12 May, 10am
The Help Project is a service that supports residents over the age of 50 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The service, a partnership between the council, Age UK Lindsey and Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire, aims to prevent social isolation by creating a friendly support network. Read more about the Help Project in North Lincolnshire.
Thursday 23 April, 11am
Woodlands Cemetery to reopen
The grounds at Woodlands Cemetery are to reopen today following changes in Government regulations. People visiting the grounds are asked to follow Government advice on social distancing.
Funerals are still going ahead with staff working hard to ensure people’s safety. Only close family members (spouse/partner, parents, brother, sister and children) can attend cremations and burials and they must keep two metres apart. Mourners are being asked to wait in their car until the funeral car arrive.
The Crematorium building remains closed to the general public.
Tuesday 7 April, 11.30am
Woodlands Cemetery grounds close
The grounds at Woodlands Cemetery are closed to the public apart from attending funerals as new government regulations come into force. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 requires the council to close cemeteries where they have a crematorium within them. Please see the map of the grounds at Woodlands crematorium [PDF, 948Kb]to show where access is allowed. Everything outside the area marked yellow will be closed to the general public. Cemeteries across the county remain open as usual.
Staff are working hard to ensure people’s safety at funerals. Only close family members (spouse/partner, parents, brother, sister and children) can attend cremations and burials and they must keep two metres apart.
The council understands how difficult this will be for many, but we’ve taken this step to ensure the safety of our residents and comply with national regulations
Tuesday 24 March, 2.45pm
In line with the latest Government advice on social distancing, North Lincolnshire Council will be limiting funeral services to close family members only.
Hand sanitiser will be provided at all funeral services and cleaning regimes have been increased to protect those family members attending.
For people unable to attend the funeral service due to the current restrictions, the service can be made available online but this will need to be arranged via your chosen funeral director.
From Tuesday 24 March, all witnessed scatterings are being suspended until further notice.
The collection of ashes may be made but this must be by prior appointment and can only be collected by one person or your nominated funeral director.
The council Bereavement Services office has closed to the general public, but we understand this is a very difficult time for families and will do all we can to support you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01724 747555, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 20 March, 9.55am
Bereavement Services update: In line with the guidance from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management and The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authority, and government guidance on social distancing to reduce exposure to our staff in this critical service, the public office at Woodlands Crematorium will be temporarily closed to the public from Monday 23 March and will provide secure post boxes.
There is currently no ban on gatherings, so funerals can still take place. Where funeral ceremonies are to take place, families should be advised to consider restricting attendance to close family and friends only to minimise the number of people in a relatively small place.
Families are also encouraged to follow the government’s advice to stay at home for 14 days if they show symptoms. People over 70, with an underlying health problem or pregnant women are particularly encouraged to heed this advice.
Family and friends who are unable to attend a funeral can watch the service online. Please contact your funeral director for further details. We will keep this under review in light of web capacity.
Where possible, hand sanitiser will be provided at funeral services and our cleaning regime has been increased to protect the public.
We will suspend witnessed scattering services for the time-being.
Collection of ashes may be made by prior appointment by one person to minimise unnecessary contact.
We understand this is a very difficult time for families and we will do all we can to support you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01724 747555 or email at email@example.com.
Please be aware that the situation is ever evolving and guidance may need to be updated in line with government guidance as and when it is issued.