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Crematorium Funerals

  • Facemasks required on entering and must keep it on until you leave unless you are exempt
  • Limiting close contact reduces the risk of catching or passing on COVID-19
  • Wash your hands more often than usual with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitiser. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and cover your mouth and nose with a tissue that is thrown away after coughing or sneezing, or use the crook of your elbow (not hands) to cough or sneeze into
  • It is advised to take a lateral flow test before attending regardless of whether or not you have any symptoms (proof of test is not required). Do not attend if the result is positive
  • We ask people to continue to wear face coverings in the chapel and when it is crowded outside 
  • The number of mourners remains unchanged at this time – 162 in Rowan (44 more if Aspen booked as an overflow)
  • Because remote attendance can be arranged, mourners who are self-isolating or have symptoms should not attend
  • Attending during the self-isolation period following a positive PCR test is not permitted, regardless of any exemption permitting travel to the funeral of a close relative
  • If attending a funeral within 10-days of returning from foreign travel please consult the guidance and ensure that, where attendance is permitted, extra care is taken to wear a face covering and avoid close contact with others
  • Anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable should consider attending the service remotely if this option has been booked, particularly if the attendance is likely to be large enough that distancing will be difficult
  • Singing is permitted
  • Changes in legislation or the local/national infection levels may require amendments (particularly in respect of numbers and singing), but we will try to maintain the current level of service as much as we can within those constraints
  • You must not attend a funeral if you have been advised to self-isolate, have symptoms of or have tested positive for Covid-19

Crematorium Office

  • Is open to ‘drop-in’ visitors 9am – 4.30pm, though appointments will be encouraged. Entry will be controlled by a video access system
  • A face covering must be worn when entering any North Devon Crematorium Building as a visitor (unless an exemption applies)


  • 2-metre social distancing from North Devon Council and funeral staff should be maintained wherever possible
  • Restrictions on mourner numbers (outside) are lifted
  • The cemetery chapels will remain closed