Posted: Mon 30th Mar 2020

Crematorium service attendance limit reduced further to help prevent virus spread for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 30th, 2020

Wrexham Council have announced there is now a further reduction in the limit of those attending a service at the crematorium.

Last week – to support social distancing – the council introduced a limit of 30 people at services at the crematorium in Pentrebychan.

Today they have announced they are now reducing that limit to 20 attendees who are immediate relatives of the deceased.

Wrexham Council have said, “We know this is a difficult time for families wishing to say goodbye to loved ones, and hope people understand that we’re bringing in these measures to help keep them safe and reduce opportunities for the virus to spread.”

In the update the council have also issued a reminder for those going out to do their one exercise time of the day, asking people to “please remember to adhere to social distancing in parks and public open spaces.”

They add, “However, you should only use your local parks (you shouldn’t be jumping in a car to drive to parks in other parts of the county borough) and you must adhere to social distancing – staying at least two metres away from anyone you don’t live with.”

“We’ve also asked dog-owners to keep their pets on leads to reduce the chances of people having to get close to each other (for example, if two dogs start playing or fighting, and the owners have to get close to separate them). So please keep your dog on a lead.”

“Finally, remember that all council-managed play areas are shut, so please don’t use them.”

Clarity has also been given on allotments, with it noted “Our gardening allotments remain open, but the same message applies, please stick to social distancing. So if you own an allotment, stay at least two metres away from other gardeners when you visit your plot. Also, please be responsible in how you dispose of any gardening waste at your allotment.”

Ian Bancroft, the Council’s Chief Executive along with Council Leader Mark Pritchard said, “We’ve made a lot of the big changes we need to make, and – as we all settle into this new way of life for the time-being – we might have less to tell you each day, and we’ll only issue these updates when they’re needed.”

“But rest assured we will keep you informed about any changes to council services that might affect you.”

You can read the full council update for today here.

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