Current arrangements in place.
Funeral homes; We are working in all of our funeral homes (our opening hours in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or Dalgety Bay and Rosyth are 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) please telephone us to arrange an appointment to minimise contact with other families.
Funeral arrangements; Can be made in our funeral homes as our rooms permit social distancing (preferably by appointment).
Registration of deaths; Fife Council have closed their Registration offices and deaths will now be registered by telephone. To make an appointment phone 03451 55 00 77. A Registrar will contact you on the day and time of appointment to go through the registration process. This appointment should take around 70 minutes, but you won’t be on the phone the full time – a few phone calls and emails will be required throughout this time.
Limousines; We are back to 7 people allowed to travel in the limousines.
Services at the crematorium; Currently there are no restrictions on attendance numbers at the crematoria (Kirkcaldy seating 170 people). They are offering live streaming (to be watched live, watched later for up to 28 days after the service and the option to download the service) for those who are unable to attend (there is a charge for the live streaming which is £25). We will email the next of kin login details to access the live stream and this can be handed out to family and friends who cannot be there (maximum of 150 people can gain access, if you require more please let us know – additional costs may apply).
The trolley is still being used to carry the coffin into the crematorium (crematorium staff are not allowed to carry the coffin in). Family are allowed to carry in the coffin but a risk assement form will need to be completed. There is an option for the funeral directors to carry the coffin into the chapel (however this will incur a small charge due to more staff members being required).
Services at the graveside; Currently there are no restrictions on attendance numbers at the cemetery. The family are allowed to lower the coffin with grave staff and funeral directors.