COVID-19 Statement - Updated 5th May 2021


UPDATE - 19th July 2021 - With regulation changes coming into law on Monday 19th July, Taunton Crematorium will now be allowing mounrers and bereaved families to make an informed decision that is right for them.
Government guidelines dictate that with the easing of COVID-19 regulation across the country restricitons on numbers of mourners attending Funeral Services and Graveside Committals will be removed. Therefore, there is no limit to the number of mourners at a Funeral Service, inside or outside.
We will continue to work with families to ensure the ceremony and those who attend are in line and fitting to the gathering you wish for the Funeral Service. If required, the following can be put into place:
• Additional, limited chairs may be added to the back of the chapel for those wishing to avoid full pews
• The garden has a speaker which we can turn on if anyone wishes to remain outside of the chapel for the duration of the service
• The offer of free webcasting will remain in place until 1st September for those who do not wish to attend
FACE COVERINGS - Although now an individual choice which will be supported by both us and the crematorium, we advise, that if you feel the need to continue to wear a covering, you are more than welcome to do so.
Our staff will carry a face coverings at all times, should you request them to place their face covering on for your peace of mind and personal requirements, we will gladly respect that wish.
All of the staff at Cresent Funeral Services are fully vaccinated and have been for number of months, we have continued providing our colleagues with lateral flow tests on a twice weekly basis throughout the past two months.
Please feel free to contact us at the Funeral Home for any further clarity.
As always, we strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible - we appreciate that having to visit a funeral home is never an easy experience but will work alongside you to make is as bearable as we can.
We continue to offer arrangements over the phone or online and now permitted to visit you in your home, if that is preferable.
The process of registering a death has been temporarily amended at this time and details of this process can be found on our Registrations page - Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further assistance with this.
We are experienced and prepared to take care of people who have died under all circumstances, including with COVID-19. At all times we will look after your loved one in a caring and dignified manner.

All the required paperwork for a cremation can be completed via email.

If you find yourself having to engage our services for someone who has died, we are required to ask you for information regarding their own as well as household members health to ensure we protect both you and our staff.

We continue to maintain the very highest standards of hygiene to ensure we comply with all current legislation and we follow all specific guidance from SAIF and NAFD, our professional bodies, as well as Public Health England.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make any necessary adjustments, communicating anything that may directly affect those using our services. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on 01823 530100 or through our contact page.