Update on funerals and cemeteries 21 April

Cemeteries in Solihull
COVID-19 update
Update on funerals and cemeteries 21 April
The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23 March that, excluding funerals, all social events must now be stopped in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Following discussions across the region, Solihull Council along with most councils in the West Midlands, will be permitting up to ten mourners to attend a funeral. In accordance with the government’s guidelines this should usually be from the deceased’s household or close family.
In response to the Secretary of State’s announcement on 18 April, the three cemeteries in Solihull will be open at weekends from 9.00am to 6.00pm. This will allow for personal visits to graves and memorials. Social distancing guidance should be followed and visitors should not gather at a cemetery.
There has been a significant increase in the number of funerals recently. To ensure the safety of mourners, cemeteries will remain closed from Monday to Friday, other than for those attending a funeral. Waiting rooms, Book of Remembrance rooms and memorial rooms remain closed at all times.
Mourners are welcome to use mobile phones to film and share funeral services with those not able to attend, using media platforms such as Facebook Live provided they have permission from the funeral applicant and the officiant/minister.
Memorial sales, memorial headstone permitting, buying graves in reserve, scatterings and cremated remains interments are all suspended until further notice.

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