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Changes imminent for funerals in Solihull


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Solihull Council will remove the limit on mourners at gravesides in its cemeteries from 17 May. This follows the government’s announcement, on Monday 3 May, that the legal limit on numbers of mourners at funerals will be removed at the next stage of the roadmap.

However, due to the size of its chapels, the current limit of 30 mourners will remain in place for funeral services conducted inside. This is to ensure sufficient space for social distancing and keeping venues COVID secure.

The council has decided to clarify how the new rules will be interpreted locally as soon as possible. Still, all the changes outlined above are subject to the next stage of the government’s roadmap going ahead. 

Mourners should wear face coverings, observe social distancing and use hand sanitiser. Nobody should attend funerals if they have COVID symptoms, have tested positive or are self-isolating.

For more information about the government’s announcement on Monday, see – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/limit-on-mourners-at-funerals-to-be-removed?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=05e0d367-3798-4b2a-bcd6-ce422c98abce&utm_content=immediately.


Written by: David Watkins

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