We’ve been asked many times if the singing of hymns or other songs at a funeral service is allowed. Today the Government has revised and published it guidance regarding funerals:

Activities such as singing, chanting, requiring raised voices or playing of instruments that are blown into should be specifically avoided. This is because these activities pose a possible additional risk of infection even if social distancing is being observed or face coverings are used.

This would suggest that, for the time being at least, there will be no singing of hymns or songs at funerals. You can still listen to recorded music.

We’re sorry that this is the case. We are here to help as much as we can.

The full guidance (which is a little bit contradictory in places) can be found here:

For the benefit of your own safety, that of others and ours, and in spite of the information given. We respectfully ask that if you have or are experiencing any of the symptoms of Coronavirus or live with or are in a ‘bubble’ with someone who has or is experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not attend a funeral service.

As always, be safe.