North East Lincolnshire Council

COVID-19: Crematorium update

Changes have been made to some of the coronavirus restrictions brought in at Grimsby Crematorium.

From 4 July, the scattering and burial of ashes will resume but with a maximum of six people present.

These services were suspended in March as part of the measures introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Scartho Road and Cleethorpes cemeteries are now open as per the seasonal opening hours.

The crematorium grounds are also now open as usual but the crematorium building still remains closed to the public with exception to those who are attending a funeral.

The crematorium offices are closed to the public. Please call or email instead email bereavementservices@nelincs.gov.uk or telephone 01472 324869.

The current regulations and guidance remain in place:

  • Crematoria must be closed except for funerals; this means that buildings should remain closed, but crematoria grounds and cemeteries can be open
  • Authorities should provide hand washing/sanitising facilities for those attending funerals
  • Numbers attending a funeral should be restricted to as few as possible, and should only include members of the deceased’s household and close family, or friends if there is nobody from these groups
  • Any activity that is not part of a funeral is subject to social distancing requirements, for example in England a witnessed scattering or burial of ashes should only take place with a maximum of six people involved, in line with current Government guidance on social gatherings.
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