Updates about changes to cemeteries and funerals in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

As of 17th May, limits on attendance to funerals will be determined by each venue's capacity to host groups whilst allowing provision for social distancing.

The following limits will apply to our cemeteries:

Service at The Lawn Chapel:

Services in the chapel will be limited to 20 people.

  • We request that face coverings are worn and that all guests use the hand santiser stationed outside of the chapel door on their way in.
  • We will continue with a strict cleaning regime between each service.


Burials at The Lawn Cemetery and Hatfield Hyde Cemetery:

Burials will be limited to 30 people. Whilst the cemetery is an outside space, there are few open areas set aside from the graveside which are suitable for groups to congregate. We have retained the limit on 30 for the current time to prevent large groups from gathering in a small space around the grave. There is also limited parking at each site.

The toilets at The Lawn cemetery will remain closed to general visitors. They will be opened alongside any chapel bookings.

The cemetery remains open so that families are able to visit their loved one's grave. There are no alterations to our standard opening hours.

Hertfordshire County Council have provided more advice about funerals during this time, as well as some bereavement guides for those who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.


Updated: 20 May 2021