Funeral Services During COVID-19 In Hinckley

Funeral Services During COVID-19 In Hinckley

We want to assure you that we will still look after you and your loved one as if you are part of our family.

We are doing everything we can to work within national guidelines relating to Coronavirus, to keep yourselves and our team safe, whilst still looking after you to the highest standard.

Talk To Us

If you are unsure about anything at any time, whether it is related to Covid-19 or not, please call or contact your funeral director.

We can arrange your loved ones funeral over the phone, so everything can still be put in place if you are self-isolating or displaying any symptoms of Coronavirus.

Caring For Your Loved One During Coronavirus

We will look after your loved one in a dignified and respectful manner, whether they have passed away from Covid-19 or not.

G. Seller Chapel Of Rest

Coming to spend time with your loved one in the Chapel of Rest is still possible during the Coronavirus pandemic. We ask for a maximum of 2 people in the Chapel of Rest at any one time, so we can respect the 2 metre Social Distancing laws.

If it has been confirmed that your loved one had Covid-19, then Chapel of Rest visits can only take place with a closed coffin. We’d just ask that any family members that have come into contact with your loved one will need to self-isolate, once the self-isolation period has elapsed and you aren’t displaying any symptoms, then we can arrange this visit

If it is suspected that your loved one had Covid-19, then we have to do all of the above until we receive the confirmed results.

If your loved one has passed away from other causes, then you have the choice to have an open coffin.

G. Seller Funeral Advice during Coronavirus

Our recommendation is to have your loved one’s funeral service in our onsite Service Chapel, allowing you to still have a personal and befitting farewell. It allows you to have options and flexibility of when you’d like the service to take place, a pictoral slideshow, music choices and not feeling like you are in a queue of funerals about to take place; it is personal and befitting.

If family members or friends can’t attend, we can either professionally record or live stream the service and send on to them as soon after the service as possible.

Local crematoriums and burial grounds working practices are constantly changing, with little or no notice.

As of Monday 19th July there will be no limit on the numbers attending our Service Chapel.

We ask that anyone displaying any symptoms to not attend the funeral, our premises and contact us immediately. It is possible to postpone the funeral service due to COVID-19.

Answering your questions

Yes you can, this can be done in person at either of our offices or conducted over the phone. We ask that the minimum amount of people attend (maximum of 3 people).

If you are self-isolating due to Covid-19 or displaying symptoms with no access to email, we can drop any documentation off at your doorstep, wait in the car while you sign and then collect back from your doorstep.
There is no specific delays at present.
It all depends on how long you’d like the funeral delayed for. Please speak to one of our funeral directors to discuss.
Choices of music, slideshows, coffin choices, funeral stationery (orders of service, bookmarks, memorial cards), announcements in the paper, online obituaries, raising donations and a limited supply of floral tributes.
The guidelines say family and friends can attend the funeral service, numbers will vary venue to venue. People can stay overnight at other addresses if you are not symptomatic and in certain numbers.

More information can be found on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

As of Monday 19th July, there are currently no restrictions on numbers attending at the following venues, although each venue may change their protocol without notice:

Barsby Service Chapel, G. Seller – No Restrictions (45 seated)
Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton – No Restrictions (98 seated)
Countesthorpe Crematorium – No Restrictions (100 seated with entrance foyer for more people)
Burial Grounds differ, please speak to us to get the most up to date information.

Memorial Services during Coronavirus

With only a very limited number of people being able to attend and a number of restrictions at present, it may be a good idea for you to have a memorial service for your loved one at a later date. This could take place on a poignant date that means something to you and your family, and when there are no restrictions on social gatherings.

Please let your funeral director know if this is something you’d like to consider and we can contact you after things go back to normal to put this in place.

We are now looking after receptions following your loved one’s funeral. As of Monday 19th July, there are no restrictions on who can attend.
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