12th May 2020
We are delighted to announce that our grounds will be open to the general public & all visitors at the Weekends and Bank holiday with effect from 16 May 2020 for the next two weeks, after which this will be further reviewed.
Please observe social distancing rules.
All buildings remain closed.
The general public will be able to attend funerals only.
Funerals can be attended by immediate family only and no more than 10 mourners.
As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to develop, I want to reassure you The London Cremation Company’s priority is to continue to provide the very highest quality of service to our clients while protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. As you would expect, we have taken a number of proactive steps in both regards.
We are making decisions based on official advice from Government and health authorities for our crematoria at: London – Golders Green and St Marylebone, East Finchley; Surrey – Woking; Oxfordshire – Banbury; Kent – Sittingbourne and Gravesend and have gone further where we believe it is the responsible thing to do.
No staff have recently travelled to any high risk countries or have knowingly been in direct contact with anyone who has. Additionally, all staff members are required to follow recently issued Government guidelines and if they are showing any symptoms to identify themselves and self-isolate.
We have prepared extensively to ensure we can maintain service levels should, as increasingly seems likely, our people and teams need to work remotely or become ill in the coming weeks and months.
I want to reassure you that the plans we have put in place are designed to minimise the impact on our clients and staff while continuing to conduct business as usual.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this difficult and unprecedented time.
The London Cremation Company plc
The London Cremation Company plc is Great Britain’s oldest cremation authority and its principal activities are carrying out cremations and providing memorials at its crematoria.
It owns and operates crematoria at Woking, Surrey, Great Britain’s first crematorium, its most famous at Golders Green in London, St Marylebone in London, Banbury in North Oxfordshire, Garden of England in Sittingbourne, Kent, and Thames View Crematoria and Cemetery in Gravesend Kent.
The ultimate parent undertaking is The Cremation Society of Great Britain (a registered charity no. 209978) which is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. The Cremation Society of Great Britain is this Company’s controlling party.