Covid-19 Update May 2020- Continuing our Care
The Natural Burial Company wishes to assure our clients and the general public that your safety, and the safety of our staff is paramount at this very challenging time.
Whilst we will of course continue to provide an essential service to our communities, it is also our duty to try and protect the health, safety and welfare of our clients, our staff and visitors to our burial grounds.
We are pleased to announce that we are now able to relax restrictions regarding visiting graves and our burial grounds are now open to visitors. Unfortunately, we are unable to open the car parks at present though. Please accept our assurance that we will fully open at the earliest, safe, opportunity.
We can also further confirm the following:
Information and Arranging Services
We remain available at all times, by telephone and email, also Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp if required. However, we do request that general enquiries are made by emailing us at [email protected], which will leave our telephone lines free for the arranging of burial services.
All required documents can be downloaded from the Forms and Leaflets area of our website
We can now meet at our burial grounds if you wish to choose a plot. For those who are unable to visit due to distance or self-isolating we can provide photographs of available areas to help.
The Funeral or Burial Service
We can now allow up to 24 to attend a burial service, as long as social distancing is maintained. We request that sufficient notice is provided to us if expected numbers are to exceed 15. This will allow us to prepare car parking and mark out clear areas to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe.
We can now conduct burials and scatterings of ashes again. The same restrictions apply as above for full burials. We hope that this will help those who have had to arrange a direct cremation to be able to have a more appropriate goodbye.
To help further, for all services we have removed our Weekend and Bank Holiday surcharges until further notice.
You can still also arrange advanced purchase plots. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to meet a member of our team at the burial ground.
Unfortunately, given the obvious health risks involved, until further notice we will not be providing refreshments, nor will we be conducting any separate tree planting ceremonies.
All of the above remains subject to change at any time. Whenever possible, further information will be provided on our website www.thenaturalburialcompany.co.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/naturalburialco
Thank you for your understanding at this time and please be assured that we are doing, and will do everything possible to respect your wishes and those of your loved ones, within the confines of the Government regulations and guidance that has been handed down to us.