CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES - 21 June 2021
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, whilst the responsibility for welfare lies solely with us the individual Celebrant, guidelines have
been provided offering a coherent approach to help protect, not only the health and welfare of the bereaved people we serve, but also fellow professionals, our own families and friends, wider society
and ourselves. It is our duty to ensure that we continue to take appropriate measures to protect outselves including taking up the vaccinations and keeping ourselves safe.
As we all know, the situation we face continues to be dynamic and ongoing updates by our Government. The numbers of those attending Funerals, Wakes and Weddings now have unlimited numbers of
attendees, and with social distancing guidance, all venues must take this into account, which can limit how ceremonies or events are undertaken. But fingers cross from Monday 19 July life will look
restriction free - but we must monitor carefully when making plans.
With the continued social distancing in place I primarily conduct family meetings remotely, by phone, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, email, by whatever remote means is appropriate. Hopefully with the
end of lockdown, my ability to meet you face to face will change. Please note that currently there are no hymn books or song sheets in the chapels and singing is still not allowed at funerals
or weddings, including dancing and singing inside a venue.
Wedding ceremonies have been affected across the UK and legal registrations. Please check with Government guidance and local authorities as appropriate. Remember the wedding ceremony
performed by a Celebrant is separate to the legal registration performed through the Register Office and registrar, sometimes referred to by the local authority as a celebrant, which can be
confusing, but they are Registrars.
My promise is to continue to do what I can to help and support you during these times. I will endeavour to keep this area updated but call me or email me if you need to.
In our world today many people are developing their own ideas, values and beliefs about life, religion and philosophy and whilst
traditional ceremonies will continue to play an integral part in community life, more people are seeking alternative approaches. I aim to reflect the wishes and desires of those seeking support and
it is my privilege to bring to individuals and families an alternative but yet still a respectful and memorable occasion.
In addition to my work as a Celebrant, I am also a Master Practitioner in NLP and Hypnosis
and TimeLine Therapy.
Visit my pages to find out more, or just give me a call.