CPJ Field funerals during the pandemic

Losing a loved one is a heart wrenching time for anyone.

As human beings we have a deep need to care for our dead. We need time and space to grieve. We need the love and support of each other. In times acute loss - a personal and relevant funeral experience can be of great comfort.
This is why the government have singled out funerals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will do all we can to care for you, your family and your loved one through this difficult time – as well as doing all we can to help everyone stay safe.

  • If you’d like to come in and see us you can. Please call to make an appointment and keep it to 1 or 2 people, preferably from the same household. As per Government guidance, we ask that a face covering is worn when visiting by people entering our funeral homes.
  • If you’d rather stay in your own home we can organise a video call using Zoom or we can just talk on the phone. If there is sufficient space to allow for social distancing and you’re comfortable with it we can arrange a home visit. This is subject to constant review and may change as government guidance changes.
  • All of the paperwork can be sorted out electronically and we’ll help with that.
  • If you’d like to come and see your loved one you can. Let us know in advance and please keep it to 1 or 2 people preferably from the same household at a time.
  • We continue to ensure that everyone in our care is afforded every dignity including washing and dressing in their own clothes as required.
  • We offer a wide range of coffins from traditional wood to willow and beyond.
  • If you’d like the funeral cars to come to your home before the funeral or take a special route to the venue we can. Maybe you’d like to use a special vehicle, horse drawn hearse for example, we can make that happen.
  • Funerals are exempt from the current restrictions on gatherings but attendance is limited to 30 maximum. Ask us about the rules at the cemetery or crematorium you’re thinking of using.
  • If you’d like us to stream or record the funeral service for others to see we can.
  • It's important to support each other after a funeral. We can organise an ashes scattering, ashes internment or stone setting for up to 15 people after the funeral. Alternatively we can help you sort out a virtual reception after the funeral using Zoom. It's not a hug but it is one way to be with friends and family when you need them most.
  • If you’re organising a remembrance event after the restrictions on gatherings are lifted we can help.
  • Whether you want to sort a headstone for a grave, scattering ashes or a choose a memorial keepsake we can help.

For our most recent FAQs* – please read on

  1. Getting in contact with us
  2. Caring for your loved one
  3. Making funeral arrangements
  4. The funeral
  5. Ongoing care
  6. Health and safety through the Coronavirus pandemic

To keep up to date with the latest Government guidelines you can follow this link: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

To find out how we can support you - you can call, email or text us

*In this fast moving situation, it is necessary to frequently update this advice so please check it regularly ahead of a funeral.