Guide East Devon Residents Coronavirus update w/e March 27, 2020

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16. Cemeteries and burials

Funeral Services

Currently there is no guidance on preventing gatherings. Funerals can still take place in line with the government’s request for social distancing and protection of those in high risk groups. A risk based approach to attendance is encouraged.

Booking burials and interments

Funeral directors are now encouraged to use online electronic burial bookings. The offices are now closed to the public and interment notices should be sent by email rather than taken into the office and to avoid delays in the postal service.

Funeral directors are encouraged to email forms to: and we will check they have been received. All bookings remain provisional until confirmed. During normal working office hours you will receive a response to all online booking and email requests. Please visit our cemeteries information pages for more information.