As you are all aware, the UK is currently experiencing a crisis that we have never experienced before. The government, have implemented lockdown measures for the entire UK. Bridgwater Town Council has made the very difficult decision to introduce restrictions to the number of people attending burials at Quantock Road and St John’s Cemetery at Bristol Road. We are also closing the chapel at Quantock Road and both cemeteries to the public for the foreseeable future.
Taking account of Government guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the public and our staff operating this critical service, the following measures will apply from 30 March 2020.
The attendance of immediate family and close friends at burial services will be restricted to 10 people, plus Funeral Director staff and officiant, and social distancing MUST be applied at all times. We appreciate that this will be distressing for the bereaved so we will keep the restrictions under active review.
When the situation improves, the bereaved affected by this restriction will have the opportunity to hold another service at the graveside should they wish.
Funeral Directors have been advised of this action and will be in touch with families to help make necessary arrangements.
Restrictions may change dependent upon future Government guidance.
The bereaved should contact their Funeral Director for further advice.
David Mears (Town Clerk) [email protected] 01278 427692