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Funerals and cremation in Loughborough

Our Customer Service Centre on Southfield Road is now open for essential enquiries by appointment only. Please be aware that it is mandatory for face coverings to be worn on the premises. More information, including how to make an appointment, can be found in this news story.

Loughborough Cemetery is managed by Charnwood Borough Council and is located on Leicester Road, Loughborough LE11 2AF. The Crematorium at Loughborough is managed by a private company, Dignity Funeral Service, who can be contacted at 01530 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 restricted to office opening 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

Arranging a funeral, burial or cremation is a difficult thing to do at any time, and under the current circumstances even more so. We are working to minimise the impact of the coronavirus on bereavement services. Our cemeteries remain open and we have introduced the following temporary changes:

Further information

All mourners who are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) Should not attend any gatherings in any circumstances.

Anyone showing symptoms of COVID- 19 should immediately self – isolate at home for at least 10 days and request a test online, or by contacting NHS 119 via telephone if they do not have internet access.

In many situations the household members of the deceased person will be the next of kin; they may be having to self-isolate in line with household guidance. Where the funeral is scheduled to take place before the period of household isolation has been completed (14 days from the first case in that household), there should be no mixing between mourners who are self-isolating .

Mourners who are self- isolating with no symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) may attend. 

Mourners who are self-isolating due to someone in their household or support bubble being unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 or as advised by NHS Test and Trace, but are not symptomatic themselves, should be facilitated to attend the funeral in person should they wish to do so, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission. The mourner can only leave their place of self- isolation when attending the funeral and is otherwise expected to self- isolate for the remainder of the 14 day period unless another exemption applies.

Mourners who have travelled to England from countries that are not exempt from the requirements to self-isolate (in the last 14 days) may attend the funeral.

The full guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic can be found at the Government website.

We are happy to give guidance on these matters please do not hesitate to contact us on 01509 634704.

Muslim Burials

Numbers to attend burial

We know stating the number of individuals who should be allowed to attend a burial is confusing for many but due to government guidelines on social distancing the maximum number of 20 people to attend, in addition to the Imam and a volunteer. 

This is in conformity with other cities for the safety of everyone. For additional information please refer to the Government website or MBCOL

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:


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Last updated: Thu 20th August, 2020 @ 12:38