Skip to content

Coronavirus information for births, marriages and deaths

We are working to minimise the impact of the coronavirus on bereavement and registration services. For that reason, we have introduced temporary changes to continue to reduce the risk of transmission.

Funerals, burials and cremations

Arranging a funeral, burial or cremation is a difficult thing to do at any time, and under the current circumstances even more so. Our cemeteries and crematorium remain open and we have introduced the following temporary changes:

Our office at Gilroes Crematorium remains open for appointments only. To make an appointment please phone 0116 373 7327.

Other guidelines

  • We recommend the wearing of face masks in crematorium and cemetery chapels
  • All visitors should continue to use the available hand sanitisers and/or hand washing facilities.
  • Singing is permitted, however Hymn books will not be available to reduce the risk of contact transmission between mourners.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place between chapel services.
Additional Government guidance on attending a funeral during the pandemic is available at GOV.UK.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Registering a still birth


Registering a death


Marriages and civil partnerships

You are recommended to wear face coverings when attending the Town Hall. We also encourage attendees to take a lateral flow test prior to attending the ceremony. To help keep everyone safe, our staff will be wearing face coverings and will maintain social distancing in our buildings.