Following this week’s Government guidance on social distancing in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Rugby Borough Council and Daventry District Council have taken the difficult decision to restrict attendance at Rainsbrook Crematorium funeral services to immediate family.
The decision, which came into effect on Wednesday 18 March, aims to safeguard the health of visitors and minimise the risk to staff in order for the crematorium to remain operational. In addition, immediate family attending funeral services have been requested to follow the hygiene advice issued by the Government, particularly in relation to the washing of hands.
Any immediate family members with symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19) should not attend funeral services and follow the latest NHS guidance with regards to self-isolation.
Both Rugby Borough Council and Daventry District Council appreciate the impact of this decision on both the friends and family of loved ones who have died, but stress it has been taken in accordance with advice issued by both the Government and the National Association of Funeral Directors.