All the changes to arrangements at Grimsby Crematorium as lockdown restrictions eased

Grimsby crematorium

All the changes to arrangements at Grimsby Crematorium as lockdown restrictions eased

As more Covid-19 restrictions are eased from today as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, North East Lincolnshire Council is introducing some changes at Grimsby Crematorium.

As of today, the number of mourners who can attend an indoor service will remain at 30 – but more people will be permitted to stand outside.

In addition, the outdoor speaker system will start being used again for mourners gathering outside.

For mourners who cannot attend the service in person, live webcasts of the funeral are still available, with recordings also available for up to 28 days after the date of the service.

For the scattering and interments of cremated remains, the maximum number of mourners allowed to attend has been reduced to 15.

According to a statement on the North East Lincolnshire Council website, the crematorium office, book room, crematorium grounds and cemeteries are open to the public as normal.

Social distancing requirements remain in place for all services.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our bereavement services staff work hard to balance the needs of mourners while also limiting the spread of COVID-19.

“We must make sure bereaved people are treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect at such a difficult time.

“At the same time, it’s vital that mourners and workers involved in the management of funerals are protected from the avoidable risk of infection.”

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