After what’s been a very busy year for us at Lamb’s Funeral Service, we are excited to have finally been able to update our website with new pictures and more information for families to be able to easily navigate. We are so proud to have been a family run business for over 150 years being a part of such a lovely local community and we hope to continue to help supporting bereaved families for many years to come. It’s been such a difficult time for so many people over the last year and would again just like to reiterate our thanks to all of the families we have had the privilege to meet through our work. It has always been a motto within our business that we treat families and their loved ones as if they were our own. And so, we will of course continue to strive to offer the best personal and professional service to all of our bereaved families.
The below information is being provided to ensure that we can follow the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) recent Covid-19 guidance regarding use of Limousines. Where possible passengers should be from the same household. Our Limousines have been fitted with a suitable dividing screen to provide a barrier between yourself and the driver. There is a maximum of 6 passengers per limousine as the front passenger seat is no longer suitable to use. Between each use both the interior and exterior of the Limousines are cleaned using disinfectant and a specialist sanitation fogging machine for our families safety.
All passengers are recommended to wear face coverings regardless of whether they are from the same household. The driver of the vehicle can provide you with disposable gloves and masks if you do not have your own. The driver will also provide access to handsanitiser and a waste disposal bag for the appropriate disposal of any used masks, gloves or tissues.
Upon arrival at the collection point, the driver will open the doors for the passengers and then stand back to allow them to enter. Once seated, the driver will close the doors and proceed with the journey. This process is to be repeated upon arrival at the funeral service venue and for any return journeys. Please allow the driver to open the doors and allow time for the driver to then stand back before entering or exiting the vehicle. All passengers should pay full attention to the driver and follow any instructions given.
If passengers are not from the same household and are required to travel together in the absence of alternative separate transport, the following guidance should be observed.
- The number of people in each limousine should be kept as low as possible.
- Face coverings must be worn, and windows should be opened to allow good ventilation.
- If possible, keep at least 2 metres distance between passengers, maximising the distance through appropriate seating positions.
- Passengers should face away from each other.
- Passengers should wash their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds before and after each journey.
- Passengers should avoid touching their faces and if they cough, use a tissue and immediately dispose of the used tissue in a bin/bag provided by the funeral director. If no tissue is available, they should use the crook of their sleeved arm.
Due to the new NHS Test and Trace please write a list of any passengers names and contact numbers on the back of this information sheet. Please keep this list for at least 21 days after the funeral.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the use of a Funeral Limousine please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification or advice.
Due to the unprecedented pandemic that we are all currently facing our family business has had to make changes to the way in which we work to help keep our families, the public and ourselves safe.
We are continuing to serve and support the community in the best way we are able, given these new government restrictions. We are currently working with our families over the phone to make all funeral arrangements and we are working closely with the Registrar’s Office, the Coroner’s Office and local councils to continue to provide a caring and compassionate service during these difficult times.
We are available 24/7 over the phone on 0191 526 1846 or 07990996210
Thank you for your understanding, we would also like to say a big Thank You to all of our Country’s NHS staff, Carers and to all Key Workers.
As we try to move forward into the technological modern era Lamb’s Funeral Service made a decision to start offering families a social media funeral announcement alongside our usual offer to help facilitate a Press Notice to be placed in a local newspaper. Covid has affected so many areas of our work as a Funeral Service and Press Notices have been one of these areas. We were initially advised at the start of the pandemic to stop all press notices so that we were not encouraging large amounts of people to be gathering at a funeral service when only limited immediate family were able to attend. However, we understand that many loved ones wish to have a funeral announcement in some shape or form and so we were continuing to offer Press Notices that announced a death with an obituary that didn’t contain the date and time of the funeral. We have also begun to offer families the option of having this obituary published on our public Facebook page. We appreciate that this may not be something that is right for all families and so we will continue to have individual conversations and only post social media obituaries if appropriate.