Funeral services streamed online during pandemic restrictions - The Leamington Observer

Funeral services streamed online during pandemic restrictions

Leamington Editorial 29th Apr, 2020   0

FUNERAL services are now being streamed online during pandemic restrictions.

With social distancing restrictions allowing no more than six mourners to attend a funeral, it has been the staff based at Oakley Wood Crematorium near Leamington who have been at the forefront in helping the mourners come to terms with being unable to give their loved-ones the service or arrangements they had planned or hoped for.

Warwick District Council’s IT Services has now installed guest wifi at Oakley Wood allowing those unable to attend a cremation service to see it streamed online.

District council Bereavement Services manager Pamela Chilvers said: “I would like to thank the public for the understanding, goodwill and respect they have shown to our staff at an extremely difficult time.

“I very much hope that that providing remote access to ceremonies will bring some comfort to those who are grieving and that in time they will have the opportunity to celebrate the lives of all those who have passed during this tragic period.”

District neighbourhood services spokeswoman Coun Moira-Ann Grainger added: “The Bereavement Services team have been truly on the frontline during this crisis and are amongst the forgotten heroes in our community.

“I want to thank them all for their ongoing commitment and compassion they have shown to our residents in the most challenging circumstances “

Information on arrangements for funeral services during the coronavirus pandemic can be found on the the council’s website. Click here for details.



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