Funeral restrictions to be eased in Bradford from Monday

Changes to funeral restrictions in Bradford come into effect from Monday (8 June) the city's council has announced.

As part of the new rules, up to 20 mourners can attend each funeral either at the crematoria or at graveside burials. However, only 10 mourners will be allowed to enter the crematorium building with 10 more allowed outside, who will be able to listen to the service through speakers.

All mourners, whether at the graveside or at the crematoria, are reminded that they must ensure social distancing at all times and remain at least two metres away from everyone else attending from another household.

The council say they hope that the increase in the number of mourners will lead to fewer bereaved families having to make the difficult choice of which family members are able to attend the funeral.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council said:

We know it is difficult in a highly emotional situation like a funeral to keep your distance from those sharing your grief, but it is vital for everyone’s safety.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby