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Changes to funeral services in Gloucester

Published
24.03.2020

Following the announcement by Government on Monday 23 March, only five immediate family mourners will be allowed to attend a funeral service.

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After the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday evening (23 March), Gloucester City Council has reviewed the position regarding attendance at services, and can now only allow a maximum of five immediate family mourners to attend a funeral service.

The Council asks mourners to follow the government guidelines when entering the chapel, and social distancing is essential. The chapel will be cleaned between services.

For any mourners that can’t attend the funeral, a webcast will be available.

Cllr Richard Cook, Leader of Gloucester City Council said “We are in unprecedented times and whilst we understand this is a difficult time for mourners, we have had to take drastic measures due to the threats to people's lives and the strict government advice.

“All funeral services will continue to go ahead but only a maximum of five immediate family mourners will be able to attend.  We will be offering a webcast facility to families and will share details with those affected.”

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