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Cemeteries and cremations

Temporary arrangements - cemeteries

Important: Please read this page to find out about the temporary arrangements we have in place to support you during this difficult time.

Office and facilities

Our cemeteries will remain open to enable people to visit the graves of their loved ones. To protect yourself, other cemetery visitors and staff, social distancing must be practiced at all times This means that you can stay together with members of your own household, however, when in contact with other visitors please make sure that you keep to the two metre distance regulation.

Our Cemetery Department  is running at full capacity in order for us to be able to allow you to remember and say goodbye to your loved ones with the respect they deserve during this difficult period. For further information, please email call 01784 446379


To support bereaved families, Surrey County Council has produced an Icon for pdf advice leaflet [2.77MB] providing information for the bereaved during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Funeral directors

To protect the safety and wellbeing of those bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues are closely following Government guidelines and the Coronavirus Act 2020.  The funeral should be private and only up to a maximum of 10 people can attend and they can be:

  • members of the person's household
  • close family members
  • if the deceased has neither household nor family members in attendance, then it is possible for a modest number of friends to be there

In addition to the 10 the following are also permitted to attend

  • funeral directors
  • or other people needed to officiate at the service, such as faith/pastoral representative
  • grave diggers


Coronavirus bereavement advice from Surrey County Council

DWP help with funeral costs

Coronavirus - dealing with bereavement and grief

Guidance on registering a death

Charges and Fees 2020-2021

Cemeteries - General conditions
Cemeteries - Interments
Cemeteries - Memorials

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