Since restrictions were lifted – arrange a ‘normal’ funeral

Posted by formed on 20 October 2021

Since restrictions were lifted – arrange a ‘normal’ funeral

Arranging a funeral at the height of the pandemic was a harrowing experience for many, with restrictions making the planning process exceptionally difficult. Challenges included frequently changing rules and strict attendance limits. Even when some rules were lifted, people were advised to only invite close friends and family to funerals, and there was a strict limit of 30 attendees. This was the case regardless of whether the event was held indoors or outdoors.

Fortunately, most restrictions on funerals have now been lifted, making it possible to arrange the service your loved one would really want. Here at Carroll & Carroll, we can help you to make it happen, with our team going the extra mile to meet your needs.

How many people can attend a funeral?

Since all restrictions were lifted in 2021, people have had much more freedom when it comes to arranging funerals. Now, only the capacity of the venue determines how many mourners can attend. Rules regarding funerals changed on Monday 19th July 2021, although venue operators can still set their own rules and limits if they wish to do so.

The Government is no longer asking funeral guests to stay more than two metres apart from people from other households, and venues don’t need to impose social distancing rules if they don’t want to. Nonetheless, those attending funerals are still advised to keep their distance from others and limit close contact to weaken the risk of transmitting or catching COVID-19.

Can self-isolating individuals attend a funeral?

Those that have been instructed to quarantine or are currently self-isolating after a holiday may still be able to attend a funeral if they are legally exempt. However, it’s important that they keep a two-metre distance from others if possible.

There are now no restrictions on singing, chanting or dancing at funeral services and other events, and table service restrictions are no longer in place. Although face coverings are no longer required by law, the Government still recommends that they are worn in crowded settings.

How Carroll & Carroll can help

At Carroll & Carroll, we are fully equipped to help you arrange a ‘normal’ funeral in Leeds. We offer a 24-hour service, which means we are always here for you whenever you need our help. We can create a fully bespoke, personalised service that’s tailored directly towards you and your loved one’s requirements.

Whether you require a simple, elaborate, religious, spiritual or non-religious service, we can assist. Our team can also provide support once the funeral has taken place, providing an exceptional standard of aftercare. We can do this either at our own business premises or at your own home.

Get all the support you need

Planning a funeral for a loved one can seem daunting even outside of a pandemic. We can guide you through each step of the process and answer any questions that you might have about planning, costs, burials, cremations, readings, vehicles, caskets, coffins, urns and flowers. We are here to ensure each aspect of the funeral service complies with your requirements.

If you do need to arrange a ‘normal’ funeral in Leeds, talk to us today. You can reach us by calling us on 0113 345 3160 or by sending a message to