Given the number of people in supermarkets or in each other’s gardens please urgently increase the number who can attend funerals to at least 20. They could easily sit separately if it was different families and long term
This grief process is hugely important

Why the contribution is important

For the grief process, for support to get through the early stages, there is so much
Loss not death already but when death comes families need to be together
If bubbles are being considered then surely funeral bubbles need to be allowed. Families separated are struggling but they will be back together. Families who lose a loved one will only ever get once change to participate in the ritual of a funeral and that chance
Won’t come around again

by Lornap on May 06, 2020 at 08:26PM

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  • Posted by Debrastorr May 06, 2020 at 23:47

    This is a tough one. My fathers funeral was on 14 April with 6 attendees and webcasting to others.
    It’s not just the funeral but the travel : I decided that 16 hours travel for funeral wasn’t appropriate. I’m grateful to those who represented us all.
  • Posted by BUTEMACS May 07, 2020 at 03:08

    Yes I agree mourner numbers allowed do need to be increased, not sure on actual number but this could be dictated by size of place it is held and as long as some social distancing for non immediate family.
  • Posted by JohnHarvey May 07, 2020 at 06:39

    I partially agree with your idea. Yes the grieving process is a hugh factor & obviously funerals are key to aiding in this however I believe this should only be for direct bloodline family members.
    Due to distances some people would have to travel this could cause serious problems for tracking of viral infections.
    If I maybe so bold as to suggest that in this case an email receipt from funeral director is sent to those whom are travelling an distance that they then forward to police Scotland along with their vehicles registration so as to aid track & trace also to show as necessary travel.
    For those who cannot attend then virtual funerals via Skype or equivalent apps, tho this is not ideal it still would allow so sort of closure in a very difficult time.
  • Posted by acaringchap May 08, 2020 at 20:28

    I do feel this situation needs to be explored as a priority for deceased loved ones. Some funeral directors are charging a lot of money to individuals who want to watch service through undertakers virtual apps. People are paying already high funeral costs without the added pressure of members having to pay to watch a family member service.
    Certainly at grave sides this can be easily managed by social distancing and at least people can pay their respects this way and also provides some comfort for their loss. Crematoriums can certainly limit the numbers and again have social distancing with measures in place to avoid immediate family lining up at exterior doorway to thank people for attending. Service rooms are more challenging for social distancing due to smaller rooms within some funeral homes and can understand limited numbers.
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