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Coronavirus Update – Important Information 31-03-2020

At Knapman Family Funeral Directors, we are working hard during these unprecedented times to maintain our high standards whilst observing our duty of care to staff and families. In order to meet these competing needs we are required to respond promptly to government guidance and instruction and, we must regrettably make some changes to the way we operate our business. We will do everything we can to ensure that we maintain our exemplary levels of service and we ask that you are as understanding as possible of any issues in this difficult time.

An update from the Government regarding Funerals:

Currently, Funerals should continue, however, a number of steps have to be taken to minimise the transmission of covid19.

In line with Government guidance:
– anyone advised to self-isolate cannot come to the office (including staff and suppliers)
– anyone advised to self-isolate cannot attend a Funeral
– only immediate family, partner, child or siblings should attend a Funeral
– Funerals can have a maximum of 10 attendees. (This may vary depending on the service selected, please discuss this with our team if you have any concerns).

Please feel free to discuss the alternative methods of committal that are available to you with your Funeral Director.

Further Considerations:

– Our hearse will still be able to drive to your house, you are able to follow it in your own cars, however;
– we are not able to provide our cars to you for the funeral due to the Government Guidelines.

(Please note that in response to the pandemic and in line with guidance, our Chapel of Rest has been turned into a sterile environment as part of our Duty of Care towards our staff).

– Knapman Family Funeral Directors have a Flower Library from which you can select a floral tribute. All we ask is a donation to a local charity.(florists are closed as deemed non- essential)

– we are unable to accept cash donations but can advise you on setting up online charity donations

– any contact with Knapman Family Funeral Directors and your Funeral Director should be done by phone, Skype or email, this includes the Funeral Arrangement itself. We will drive to you for any signatures whilst adhering to social distancing and ask for you to have your own pen ready.

We are following all protocols and guidelines as they happen and are taking our Duty of Care very seriously during these times.

Keep safe, stay home.

The Knapman Family

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