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Burial Services – Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency measures

Weymouth Town Council has made the very difficult decision to introduce restrictions to the number of people attending burials at Weymouth, Melcombe and Wyke cemeteries.

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 25 March 2020.

The attendance of family and friends at burial services will be restricted to 10 people, plus Funeral Director staff and officiant.  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.

For any queries, please contact juliegordon@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk or 01305 239839.