• Covid -19 Coronavirus Statement

     Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground Covid 19 precautionary guidelines April 2020. Firstly, we wish to reassure people that we will continue to lay to rest your loved ones with the same care and dignity...

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 Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground Covid 19 precautionary guidelines April 2020.

Firstly, we wish to reassure people that we will continue to lay to rest your loved ones with the same care and dignity as always. Our guidelines are based on government advice and a "safety first" and a "safety for all" policy. We must take all necessary precautions to prevent the risk of possible spread of the virus to families, their friends, the funeral directors and our own staff attending a burial.

we must consider 

  • Those organising and attending a funeral at the grounds
  • Those wishing to visit the grounds

Organising and Attending a Funeral at Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground

As per government guidelines our team are happy to help you arrange a simple funeral / burial at Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground

  • Services can be conducted at the graveside - graveside services are common place at Woodbrook
  • We can help you get a local priest, minister or celebrant where required
  • Travel to the burial grounds should be in your household unit only
  • It is advised that a maximum of 10 people attend funerals (the immediate family only)
  • Stay 2 + meters apart 
  • Please avoid handshaking and any contact with other individuals
  • please bring your own hand sanitiser to the burial ground
  • Please do not attend a service or burial if you feel unwell with any of the COVID-19 virus symptoms.
  • All paperwork to be handled electronically (application form emailed - payments by bank transfer - booking confirmations via email)
  • These measures are subject to change at any time in line with Government guidelines.

Specific guidelines for Covid -19 Cases or suspected Covid -19 Cases

  • Any type of coffin (except metal) may be used - we normally insist on an eco coffin www.greencoffinsireland.com 
  • we expect smaller than the permitted 10 people funerals

Visiting the Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground

With regret to inform you that due to the current government public travel ban / restrictions we are obliged to keep Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground closed to all non-essential visits during the current Covid -19 crisis. Visiting a loved one's grave is not regarded as essential travel. This is not something that we want to enforce - but we have to follow government advice / guidelines on this matter. 

Additional Guidelines

Private Burials – we can provide additional staff to convey the deceased from the car park to the graveside and for the lowering the coffin. This will enable the busy Funeral Director to simply transport the deceased to the burial ground prior to the burial without any additional staff required.
 
We can also arrange transport from the greater Dublin area if the funeral directors are unable to commit the time to attend the burial ground - more information upon request,
 
The burials may take place with or without members of the family being present.
 
Our recommended celebrant is also able to meet with families via video conferencing in cases of self-isolating.
 
Delayed graveside funeral / memorial services may be arranged on a later date when it is advised safe to do this.

For more information please contact Colin on 0749152172