Liverpool City Council has announced new COVID-19 guidelines that have been put in place for gatherings at funerals.
Funeral services at the city’s three public crematoria (Springwood, Anfield and Myrtle) will only be able to accommodate a maximum of ten people at the ceremony.
The city council’s Register Office will continue to honour religious observances for funerals.
The Register Office has also ceased conducting weddings and civil ceremonies until further notice to comply with restrictions announced by the Prime Minister, last night.
Couples who need to cancel or rearrange the date of their ceremony should do so online at: https://liverpool.gov.uk/contactregisteroffice or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their names, date and place of the ceremony and contact telephone number.
General enquiries should be sent to email@example.com with name, telephone number and and email address.
Liverpool City Council has introduced a wide range measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, closing all leisure centres, one stop shops, libraries and casual markets and is urging people to use council services by going online at www.liverpool.gov.uk or by calling 0151 233 3001.
The council is also coordinating 50 school hubs across the city to support people identified as key workers, so that their children can continue to go to school.
Liverpool Mayor, Joe Anderson, has today welcomed the response for his call to create a community army of volunteers to help the most vulnerable during the crisis. A volunteer hotline was created last Thursday and more than 2,000 people have now registered to help with tasks ranging from delivering medicines to helping at the city’s foodbanks.
People can call the volunteer hotline on 0151 233 3068 or can sign up online via Liverpool City Council’s website: www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus