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Fylde Council has welcomed the Government decision to allow families and friends to pay their respects to loved ones in greater numbers, with numerical limits on funerals to be removed.

The legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, to take place from 17 May at the earliest.

Instead, the number of people who can attend a funeral will be determined by how many the venue, such as the relevant place of worship or funeral home, can safely accommodate with social distancing in place. This includes both indoor and outdoor venues.

Deputy Leader of Fylde Council, Cllr Roger Small, who is also Chairman of the Operational Management Committee, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult time for those losing loved ones and we welcome this move by the government to lift the legal limits for funerals.

“The team at Lytham Park Crematorium would like to remind people that any mourners unable to sit inside are welcome to pay their respects outside the building, where they will be able to listen to the funeral service relayed through speakers.

“This is another promising step towards normality and means family and friends can be together and support each other at a time when they need it the most.”

Limits for other life or commemorative events at Step 3, such as weddings and wakes, are expected to remain as originally set out in the roadmap.

For up-to-date information regarding services at Lytham Park Cemetery & Crematorium please click here

 


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