Covid-19 Update 5th January 2021 – Continuing our Care
The Natural Burial Company wishes to assure our clients and the general public that we continue to provide comprehensive care and all of our services. However, your safety, and that of our team 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, staff and visitors to our burial grounds. As such, with the recent changes within the areas we serve, it is appropriate to provide an update on the services we are able to provide.
You are able to visit each of our burial grounds to pay respects. Please maintain social distancing with other visitors and do not visit if you, or a member of your household, have Covid symptoms or are self isolating.
We can also further confirm the following. All are also subject to the national and local guidelines appropriate at the time of attending the burial ground:
Information and Arranging Services
We can 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 30 to attend a burial service, as long as social distancing is maintained. We request that a track and trace form is completed for all attending. We can provide this if required. We will prepare car parking and mark out clear areas to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe.
We can now allow up to 6 to attend burials and scatterings of ashes. We hope that this will help those who have had to arrange a direct cremation to be able to have a more appropriate goodbye.
Direct Natural Burial is an environmentally friendly alternative to direct cremation, which also allows for a beautiful place to visit and remember. Direct Natural Burial is also extremely cost effective.
We can not at present arrange meetings to select pre-need burial plots. You can, however, pay for plots in advance, securing plots at todays price, and then visit us to select the exact plots when it’s safer to do so. Please contact us if you wish to further discuss, we are here to help you.
Unfortunately, given the obvious health risks involved, until further notice we will not be providing refreshments.
Tree planting will next be conducted in the Spring. Whilst we sincerely hope that the situation will have improved by then, we do realise that this may not be the case. As such, for those self-isolating we can either postpone the planting until a later date, or conduct the planting and send you photographs.
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.