Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Milton Keynes along with the rest of England is learning to live with Covid-19

We are doing everything possible to maintain a full service for bereaved families. From the time of death to the funeral date, we are working hard to make sure that our services are available as always. If you suffer a bereavement, and need us to attend, this service is available 24 hours.

We are pleased to be able to welcome families back into our office to make arrangements. Should you wish to not visit us in person, we have made it possible to do all arrangements remotely. Please ask us if this is what you would like to do. 

We are now using our limousines for families again, with a maximum of six people per car. 

We are able to offer dressing and viewing of deceased, assuming their death is not COVID-19 related, or tested positive shortly prior to their death. 

Please do not attempt to enter our building if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or think you may have a chance of having or spreading the virus.

FAQs

How many people are allowed to attend the service?

Crownhill Crematorium permit an unlimited amount of mourners in the Oak Chapel and Willow chapel. Webcasting is an option for many crematoria, so people can follow the service online if they cannot attend. For burials, unlimited numbers are able to attend also.

Are services different due to social distancing?

Services are mostly back to how they were before.

Are you dressing deceased?

We are still dressing deceased for viewings as normal should you wish to come and spend time with your loved one.

Unfortunately we cannot dress people where COVID-19 has contributed to their death.

Please do not arrange to visit us if you have had a positive test or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Are we able to use a limousine?

From the 12th April 2021 we are now offering the use of our limousines to families. There is a maximum of six mourners per car.

Do I have to come into the building to make arrangements?

You are not required to visit us in person to make arrangements. We have made it possible to do the full arrangements remotely if you don't wish to visit us in person either due to health reasons or preference. 

Is the death registration process different?

The registration process is changing from the 25th March 2022. You will now have to register in person at the register office. Below is an extract from the register office's website. You can find their website attached below:

"Government legislation that allowed us to take death registrations by phone is changing, therefore appointments taking place on or after 25 March 2022 will need to be in person at our offices.  If, however, you struggle to get to us in Milton Keynes, you can make an appointment at a register office closer to where you live.

We will no longer be able to register a death by telephone after 25 March 2022."

Attached below is the register office of Milton Keynes' website:

(https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/births-marriages-and-deaths/registering-a-death)

-If you have any more questions, please get in touch. Every situation is different and we aim to help you however we can.