30 March 2020YouTube Channel
Hi everyone - because of the temporary closure of Penlow we have been seeing what we can do to still bring Penlow to everyone that would like to see it.
I am in the process of uploading various videos to YouTube so that this is possible.
Please find the link here
28 March 2020COVID-19 Precautionary Measures - updated 28th March 2020
Please find the updated precautionary measures document here.
27 March 2020Our gates are closed... other than for burials
📣📣 Sadly I have to inform everyone that as of 1pm yesterday (we’ve just learnt this) Penlow is closed to the public other than for burials or ashes interments. 📣📣
Legislation was passed yesterday by Government in response to the global pandemic:
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020
Further restrictions and closures during the emergency period
5. (8) A person who is responsible for a crematorium or burial ground must ensure that, during the emergency period, the crematorium is closed to members of the public, except for funerals or burials.
▪️Therefore we will be taking steps today to close the site until further notice. ▪️
We will update if anything changes as soon as we know.
Please stay safe everyone and rest assured that we will continue to look after your loved ones as we always have 💚
25 March 2020February & March photos...
17 March 2020COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
COVID-19 Precautionary Measures for Atlantic Rest Natural Burial.
As we are all well aware there is a growing concern over the rapidly spreading virus COVID-19.
We do not want to prohibit people from burying their loved ones during this time. There is at present no reason not to continue to bury people as the virus will die with the host. However we must all take great care in precautionary measures to prevent the possible spread of the virus from those attending.
When burials take place:
We will be encouraging gatherings to be as small as practicably possible - larger memorial services can always be held at a later date when it is deemed safe to do so.
We will be offering hand santizer to all attendees of any burials and asking them to use it on entering the site and before leaving the site. (if hand santizer becomes impossible to source we will have to offer hand wipes and disposable nappy sacks for them to be taken home and disposed of, we really hope not to do that due to the non environmental credentials of that but if needs must - safety is paramount).
No contact will take place between staff and attendees of burials - ie hugging or handshaking. Everyone will be expected to keep their distance from one another.
The toilet and the door handles/lock are being cleaned each time I visit Penlow along with the gate latch - however I am not visiting quite as frequently at present with trying to restrict unnecessary journeys.
Lowering webs are always subject to a 60 degree in the washing machine after each use. I will be the only one handling them before and after use with gloves and they will be transported in a sealed plastic bag to and from Penlow.
Paperwork relating to a burial (ie green form or white form) will be placed in a plastic wallet and not opened to be dealt with for 24 hours.
Tours of Penlow are still going ahead if people want them too. Providing that they are fit and well and providing that I am too. Regrettably no hot drinks are not currently being offered with a tour as previously. The windows are being opened throughout the duration of the meeting while in the office.
As burials are outside which minimises risk factors. Please do not attend if you feel unwell with any of the corona virus symptoms. If it is warranted we could look at the possibility of streaming a burial service to anyone that wanted to be there. We have not done this before but there are ways and means no doubt.
These measures are subject to change at any time in line with Public Health England and Government guidelines.
Atlantic Rest Natural Burial
03 February 2020Three new links....
Please take a look over at the links page to find three new links to children's bereavement charities.
- Penhaligon's Friends
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Winston's Wish
More links to come over the following days for various support networks that you might not know are out there.