Viewers of A Day in the Life of Coronavirus Britain were left in floods of tears last night after a funeral director revealed how the ceremonies had changed in the midst of the crisis.
The unnamed woman from Marsden appeared on the Channel 4 program, which was filmed entirely on April 3 from footage filmed by more than 3,000 members of the public to show how the UK was coping with the pandemic.
She said she would normally have 12 to 15 coffins “in stock” in her funeral home, but added that she now has 40 to 45 coffins, adding, “They’re going to be used, we think, very quickly.”
She went on to say that she would be the only one to accompany her relatives to the crematorium because no mourning was to be present, explaining: “These will be very lonely trips for all of us.
Many who watched were devastated by his soft voice and frank discussion of the pandemic, one of whom said: “#InADay is warm and emotional. The funeral director speaking about the cremation of the dead without mourners got me.
The unnamed funeral director, Marsden, left viewers of A Day In The Life Of Coronavirus Britain in tears as he opened up about ceremonial changes during the crisis
Another added, “I was doing so well not to cry until the funeral director started speaking. “
Speaking from the funeral home where she works in Marsden, the funeral director said, “We know that next week we will be bringing our first people who died from coronaviruses to hospitals.
“The dates for the funeral are set for these now, and we know it for ourselves, this is the start of our journey with the coronavirus. “
Sighing with emotion, she continued, “We had to increase the amount of coffins we had to order.
Many who watched gathered on social media, where they revealed how his frank and honest comments left them in tears
“We would normally have between 12 and 15 in stock. We currently have between 40 and 45. ”
“And we know they’re going to be used, it’s the sad thing. They will be used, we think, very quickly.
She went on to explain that the impact of the lockout rules on the funeral would have a profound emotional effect on her.
She said, “Many of the services we organize can hold hundreds of mourners.”
The unnamed woman revealed how funeral directors would accompany loved ones to the crematorium
“Starting Monday, they say there will be no mourning to be present. This means that the loved one is accompanied to the crematorium by us. Just by us.
She sighed heavily, saying, “We’ve never had to do this before. These will be very lonely journeys for all of us.
The unnamed funeral director continued, “So I will always wear my hat and my tail and always walk in front of this hearse.
“Because this is the last thing we can do for this person who left. “
She revealed that although the company normally has 10 to 12 corffins in stock, they currently have four times
Viewers were left in tears over his frank and honest approach to the crisis, one of whom said, “The funeral director left me in tears.
“Thinking about all these unaccompanied funerals is heartbreaking. If it was someone you loved, how would you feel …
Another added, “Even … so sad,” while another shared the crying emoji, saying, “Yep, I get it. “
A number of boards have banned funeral ceremonies due to the coronavirus crisis, including Leeds, Kirklees and Bradford.
The funeral director added that she would continue walking in front of the hearse with her top hat and tail as a sign of respect for the deceased, and said the trip to the crematorium would be “very lonely”
Rather than the usual ceremonies, the councils now offer “direct cremations”, without ceremony or mourning.
The Church of England has banned the funeral of the church, claiming that the immediate family can only attend graves.
Heads of government have already spoken to religious leaders and funeral directors, asking them to limit the number of mourners who attend the funeral, so that a “safe distance of at least three steps can be maintained between people”.
The government also recommends that only members of the deceased’s household or members of their immediate family attend the funeral.
What is the government’s advice for a funeral for a coronavirus?
Religious leaders and Public Health England worked together to create funeral boards during the current cornavirus crisis.
The orientation aims to protect communities, the funeral industry and the NHS during the pandemic.
Funerals are a concern because Covid-19 is an infectious disease and can be transmitted when large groups of people congregate.
However, with the government saying that with certain precautions, the funeral should continue to take place.
The advice includes restricting the number of mourners who attend the funeral, so that a safety distance of at least three steps can be maintained between individuals.
Only members of the deceased person’s household or close family members should attend the funeral, while anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend.
Those who attend must respect social distance at all times, including when they go to or from the funeral.
Mourners are also strongly recommended not to participate in any ritual or practice that puts them in close contact with the body of a deceased person or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.