Updates about changes to cemeteries and funerals in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

In light of the government's guidance on social distancing and travel we have introduced measures to protect people using our facilities and attending services.

Our Lawn Cemetery chapel and toilets are closed until further notice.

Graveside services will still take place, but with the following restrictions:

  • Only immediate family should attend burials and groups of more than ten are not permitted.

  • All those attending should adhere to social distancing guidelines

  • You should not attend if you are symptomatic or self-isolating.

  • Graveside services are limited to 30 minutes.

  • Mourners must remain a 5m distance from the graveside at all times.

  • Mourners must leave the graveside immediately after the committal.


 Hertfordshire County Council have provided more advice about funerals during this time, as well as some bereavement guides for those who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.


Updated: 14 May 2020 (13:30)