Published 30 March
The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23 March that all social events must now be stopped, excluding funerals (which can only be attended by a maximum of six mourners, from the immediate family), in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Cemetery grounds are now closed with immediate effect (30 March) – only the six mourners from the immediate family attending the funeral are permitted to visit the grave during the funeral. Waiting rooms, Book of Remembrance rooms and memorial rooms are also closed..
Memorial sales, memorial headstone permitting, buying graves in reserve, scatterings and cremated remains interments are all suspended until further notice.