THE NUMBER of mourners attending funerals across Solihull is set to change in line with government guidance.
From May 17 Solihull Council will remove the limit on mourners at gravesides in its cemeteries.
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 keep venues Covid secure.
From 17 May, Solihull will also allow mourners to backfill graves – as this is outside – and up to two mourners to witness the cremator being charged inside.
Backfilliing graves and witnessing the cremator being charged have both been restricted during lockdown.
Mourners should wear face coverings, observe social distancing and use hand sanitizer. Nobody should attend funerals if they have Covid symptoms, have tested positive or are self-isolating.