During the current problems with Covid-19 funerals have still been taking place but under several restrictions. Although, in some areas, attendance has not been allowed, in our area there has been no such restriction.
There are, however, restrictions placed on the number of people who can attend, and each venue is different, depending on how many people they can safely accommodate whilst still abiding by the government guidelines. It is, therefore, vital that you know what restrictions are in place for your venue.
There are other ways around the problem. Most crematoria nowadays have a webcast service, whereby, people can view the funeral live, via the internet, at home. It is also often possible to have an audio or visual recording of the service.
For burials there are, again, various restrictions on which buildings can or cannot be used but many people have opted for graveside services. I am able to provide music for such services and carry on, again under restrictions for numbers and social distancing.
Many people are opting to have smaller services at the moment and, looking ahead, to the possibility of memorial services for larger groups when we are able to.
Whatever the circumstances, I am happy to help and advise you, to be able to provide the best service possible at this difficult time.
I am able to provide music, via a Bluetooth speaker, record the service on my voice recorder and, in the future, with my lectern (with built in mic and amp) able to set up memorial services in different venues.
For up to date information on the restrictions currently in place, visit the government website. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic