The Crematorium at Loughborough is managed by a private company, Dignity Funeral Service, who can be contacted at 01509 230240. Any enquiries regarding crematorium services should be directed to them.

Opening times

The Cemetery grounds are always open for public access through the Leicester Road entrance, however, the pedestrian access from Epinal Way is closed at all times.

For general help and advice about dealing with a death or bereavement please use the link to DirectGov below in Related Links or one of the other links provided.

Coronavirus information for funerals, burials and interments of cremated remains

Numbers to attend a burial of any faith

From 17 May 2021, in line with the Government guidance for step 3 of the roadmap, the number of attendees at a funeral will be determined by how many people the venue can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place. There will no longer be a maximum number of attendees defined in regulations. You should establish the safe capacity of the venue with the venue manager whilst organising the funeral as this will define the maximum number of people who will be able to attend. All reasonable measures should be put in place to maintain social distancing and keep those attending safe.

This approach applies only to funerals and not to any linked commemorative events, where the maximum number of people permitted to attend is 30.

For further guidance please visit the Government website.

Personal care of deceased people

Mourners are advised not to take part in rituals or practices that bring them into close contact with the deceased. Where there are aspects of faith which include close contact with the deceased, that contact should be restricted to those who are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) under the supervision of someone who is trained in appropriate use of PPE. Detailed guidance on care of the deceased is available and should be followed, regardless of the setting in which personal care of the deceased is provided.

Given the very significant risk for vulnerable and extremely vulnerable people who come into contact with coronavirus (Covid-19), it is strongly advised that they have no contact with the body of the deceased. This includes washing, preparing or dressing the body.

Bereavement support leaflet

Please see the document below for guidance to support the bereaved during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Last updated: Mon 17th May, 2021 @ 11:39