To reflect recent changes announced by the government, East Herringthorpe Crematorium has revised attendee numbers and services times. Weekday service times are now available from 9 am to 4.15 pm. In addition, the length of crematorium services provided will now be 45 minutes and the fee has been increased to reflect the increase in service time.
Graveside burials can now be attended by 30 mourners provided two metres social distancing is applied throughout by those not in the same household or support bubble as defined in government guidance which can be found here Coronavirus outbreak faqs what you can and cant do.
During these difficult times, it is helpful if families can work closely with funeral directors to use all of the times being offered for services, allowing families to continue to be able to grieve for their loved ones in the way that they wish.
We know how difficult it can be to not attend a loved one’s service. This may be because a person is shielding or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or the maximum 30 persons has been reached. To enable as many people as possible to be part of the service, a live recording (webcast) of the service is being offered, please request this through your funeral director.
It is usual for people to be unsure of what to do following a bereavement. Bereavement Services in Rotherham are delivered on the Council's behalf by Dignity Funeral Services, who can take you through the initial steps and provide advice on other things you may need to think about when someone you know dies.