Funerals & Covid-19

I would just like to take a moment to thank everybody that works in the funeral industry. It seems that no matter the situation, storms, snow and now Coronavirus, the employees working in this tough yet vital industry are always overlooked. 

I do thank the NHS, fire service, police etc – (they are amazing) but also we need to remember our funeral staff.

They are ensuring that funerals are still arranged and conducted, chapel of rest visits go ahead, out of hours services are maintained professionally, embalming still takes place. The list of their duties is endless, and they complete them all with unwavering efficiency and dedication. 

The government today has spoken about keyworkers in relation to the Coronavirus, but I have not heard mention of funeral employees, and I need everybody to understand that they are keyworkers. 

They are not immune to Covid-19, they are out everyday looking after the community, looking after the deceased and the bereaved, face to face. 

Please do thank them, they have earnt it, and continue to do so day in day out, no matter the situation.

Please do leave a comment, let me know what you think. look forward to hearing from you ❤️

20.03.2020 – Update – 

The UK government have now added to their keyworkers list as follows:

Key public services… 

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DECEASED, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Definitely a step in the right direction. 

I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone that has shared my blog. It has so far been read over 40,000 times across the world and is still going up!
Which is 40,000 more people that know how great you all are! 😍

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  1. Thank you for recognising these unsung heroes of our communities. My daughter is an embalmer and cares deeply about those in her care and their families. It’s most definitely a caring profession, it just happens to be at the end of our journey

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  2. Thankyou for bringing the important people in the background to our attention It must be an even more difficult task with all the need to protect themselves

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  3. Some professions don’t get mentioned and I’m glad to see that at last they are being recognised….I needed their services recently and I truly admire them all for the kindness and how they went above and beyond to help me through the saddest time of my life….. I cannot imagine the extra pressure they are under just now …it’s bad enough having to get through this …massive thanks to you all …be proud of what you do ❤️

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  4. I’m so pleased this industry has got a mention , they all do an amazing job . Take care and keep safe all of you , and thank you for what you do especially under such difficult circumstances . Xx

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  5. So very proud of my daughter who works in this profession. I fully understand the stress that you are placed under every day. You all provide an amazing service to the public, the most terrible time all families have to go through. Keep doing what you do, your amazing. Hopefully the government will see sense and amend the list.

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  6. I really appreciate that someone has finally taken notice of the funeral staff that get the work done no matter what, whether its limited staff or limited hours we get things done. being a personal funeral assistant myself and spotting that the government have not put us in the key working category is frustrating, unfortunately death is inevitable and it happens every day, who will do it if we cant because we aren’t able to go to work due to childcare, myself being a single parent has really struggled with the fact we aren’t noticed as key workers

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      1. It’s brilliant news!! I updated the post yesterday with the excerpt from the Gov website 😊 Doing a great job guys and gals! #beproud


  7. It’s what we do I’m a undertaker I care about people I would not be in the job if I didn’t I love my job and the team I work with.

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  8. Its who we are, its what we do – we are priviledged and it is a priviledge x Lady Funeral Director now in my 24th year of service.

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  9. its annoying that funeral directors have no policies to follow then admonish funeral staff for refusing to do certain protocols within the industry as happened to a friend of mine in Wigan by a private funeral service

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    1. God bless you all for the wonderful selfless work you’re doing too help those who are suffering loss of their loved ones.

      Thank you

      Rev Ann Laidlow

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