In the light of the Government’s measures we are aware of the guidance recommended for your funeral arrangements. We are working closely with the National Association of Funeral Directors and implementing their policies to ensure everyone is protected.
Losing a family member or friend is never easy. We are fully aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. We would therefore like to reassure our clients and bereaved families, that we are here to provide support and help begin the healing process.
For those who wish to make funeral arrangements we would advise you to telephone the branch beforehand.
While the Covid-19 virus requires all of us to be more mindful, the safety and wellbeing of our clients, their families, friends and our staff, so our doors are locked to enable safe social distancing. For those wishing to visit us we are asking all people entering our premises to observe the following:
• Only 2 people will be allowed to enter
• Please observe a safety distance from our staff of at least 2 metres.
• Please advise us if you or any of your family have been diagnosed or are showing symptoms of coronavirus
• Please use hand sanitiser provided.
Making Funeral Arrangements
Firstly, due to the regulated numbers allowed at cemetery and crematoriums, we can assist in organising webcasting or video services for your funeral enabling other mourners to participate from afar. Please ask your funeral arranger for more details.
Secondly, if you are unable to get floral tributes may we suggest you bring a token flower from your garden and/or use our free online obituary plan which helps others to easily donate to a charity in memory. Guests will be able to leave messages easily and post photographs to share within a closed group or via social media if wished.
Lastly, as an ongoing service we continue to offer you help in organising a celebration of life or memorial service at a later date. We can liaise with the Minister or Celebrant to take the memorial service, we can offer free venue finding service and find you a suitable place, organise a home catering service, printing of your order of service and recommend appropriate music entertainment. Garner’s Funeral Service staff are here to assist and take the time to help you remember that special person.
Should you have any questions are concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org