Funeral Directors and Memorials

East Port, Melrose TD6 9EE

24-hr attention:

01896 822632 |

COVID 19 Statement update June 2021

2021

 

Current health risks and Government guidlelines are effecting the way we provide our services.

 

From 5th June 2021 100 people are allowed to attend a funeral in Scotland, however this is dependant on if the venue/ location can accomodate 100 people socially distanced

 

Borders Crematorium remain limited to 32 as long as you can comply with socially distanced seating arrangements.

*Please note the external speakers are not permitted to be used. ANYONE TURNING UP WHO IS NOT INVITED TO SIT WITHIN THE CHAPEL SHOULD NOT ENTER THE CREMATORIUM GROUNDS.

100 people are allowed to attend a graveside service

Numbers allowed to attend places of worship vary.

Face masks must be worn by those attending a funeral service at either the crematorium or cemetery. 

Track and trace;- all names and tel. numbers of those attending funeral services are requested to be recorded and kept for 21 days​​​​​​

Cortege routes, dates, times and venues of funerals taking place are not permitted to be published in Newspaper announcements or on Social media.

Other matters 

Funeral receptions can now be held again (numbers at venues are dependant on socially disctancing)

Our limousine has now been fitted with a hygienic screen and can be used on funerals

Restrictions on Ashes interments and Memorial works have been lifted

Arranging a funeral

We would prefer to discuss preliminary arrangements by telephone call and then discuss further matters if we need to meet.

Our office is open  but please make an appointment, the same legislation applies as if you were entering a shop so facemasks should be worn.

We are most willing to collect personal belongings and return ashes to family homes as long as we comply with social distancing.

 

At Thomas Brown & Sons we are complying with all legislation and helping families through this uncertain time, we remain most  willing to adapt our working practices to accomodate your needs and wishes.

 

Robbie & Jacqueline Brown

Thomas Brown & Sons Ltd

 

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