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COVID-19 updates - cemeteries

Our cemeteries remain open to the public. However, please do not visit the cemetery if you are displaying any symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) which include:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • More advice can be found on the NHS website: 


Funeral restrictions

As of 19th July 2021, there will be no restrictions on the maximum number of people attending full coffin burials, burials of cremated remains or ash scattering ceremonies within NBBC owned cemeteries. 

Social distancing will no longer be mandatory, however it is recommended that face coverings are still worn in crowded public places. 

Further information and guidance can be found on the government website

Book of Remembrance (Oaston Road Cemetery)

The Book Room at Oaston Road Cemetery is currently closed due to difficulties with effective hygiene management. This means that the Book of Remembrance is unavailable to view at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience and distress this may cause.

Contacting the cemeteries office

If contacting the cemetery office and we are unable to answer, please leave a message or send an email about your request and we will aim to respond as quickly as possible.

  • Further information and application forms are available on our cemetery website pages.

Last updated Thursday, 15th July 2021

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