Central England Co-op Funeralcare has put in place new safety measures to allow families to travel to services in limousines.
Previously, restrictions meant that families had to travel to and from services using their own vehicles to keep them and funeralcare colleagues safe during these uncertain times.
However, plastic screens have now been installed and a variety other measures put in place to allow families the option once again.
Hazel Moss, head of funeral, said: “As a society, we continue to work with the guidelines issued and operate to a Covid-19 secure environment.
“In line with government advice we will be monitoring the position as the relaxation of controls takes place and we will take a pragmatic view of when and how to re-open our homes to the general public.”
She added: “We have fitted plastic screens and put in place enhanced safety measures in our limousines so we can offer this service to our families once again.We are doing this in the interests of keeping everyone safe and well, both for our colleagues and the communities in which we work.”
The following measures, which are now in place include, restrict passengers to those from the same household only and with a maximum of six people. Staff will also be following social distancing guidelines and will not be able to assist people getting in and out of the vehicle and all people will be asked to use hand sanitiser prior to getting into the limousine.
Other measures include the driver wearing PPE (gloves, mask) whilst driving, the front windows open partially to ensure fresh air flow into the vehicle, and the funeral vehicle cleaned after every use.