J.E. Severs Funeral Service Ltd is a long established family business situated in Little Hale, covering Heckington, Great Hale,
Helpringham, Billingborough, Sleaford and the surrounding area.
Our office is at 26 Main Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 9BA.
There is ample car parking next to the Chapel Of Rest opposite.
Tel: 01529 460339
COVID-19 Important Information.
These are challenging and uncertain times but please be assured we are doing all that we can to continue to
provide the same excellent service whilst at the same time protecting you and our staff.
While funerals have been excluded from the ban on events taking place, changes have been made to reduce the
risk of transmitting COVID-19 between those in attendance. These include how we make arrangements and how the funeral is conducted.
National Association of Funeral Directors Guidelines.
Funeral homes will remain
open, but funerals should be arranged over the phone or via other electronic means, wherever possible. If a funeral must be arranged in person, please respect the social distancing guidance, wash
hands frequently, and cough or sneeze into a tissue/crook of your elbow.
Do not arrange a funeral in
person if anyone involved has symptoms or should be self-isolating, in accordance with government advice. It is vital that we do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and that funeral service
employees (who are key workers) can remain healthy and able to continue supporting bereaved families.
If you wish to view the
deceased person by visiting the Chapel of Rest, please make arrangements with your funeral director for specific times and limit the numbers attending at any one time to those living in the same
household. At-risk groups are strongly urged not to visit.
Webcasting/live streaming of
the funeral service (using professional or personal devices) may still be possible – thereby enabling other mourners to still participate without putting themselves and others at risk of
Please don’t publicly advertise
the funeral details to reduce the risk of other, well-meaning mourners arriving unexpectedly.
During the service, all
mourners should socially distance from anyone not living in their household at all times.
Refrain from making physical
contact with anyone outside of your household.
We understand this
advice may be very difficult for families, and will do everything we can to help you say goodbye – and perhaps plan a celebration of the person’s life in the months to come – but it is vitally
important we respect Government guidance for social distancing, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to the advice above we would like to
add the following.
As of 4th July 2020 the number of mourners
allowed to attend a funeral has increased to a maximum of 30, providing this can be achieved safely. Grantham Crematorium's limit is 30 mourners, South Lincolnshire Crematorium is 28 and Boston
Crematorium's is 24.
Mourners who are clinically vulnerable or in a shielded group should also be
facilitated to attend, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission
Any mourner who is showing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms (a new continuous cough or
a high temperature) should not attend the funeral as they pose a risk to others; remote participation should be considered.
applies to mourners at the graveside and crematorium, apart from those who are from the same household who may sit/stand together.
We politely ask that anyone needing to come to
the office for whatever reason to telephone us on 01529 460339 to make an appointment.
As of the 8th August all visitors to the office
or Chapel of Rest must wear a face mask.
We will not be providing
limousine cars at present.
You may be asked additional
questions about the deceased and yourself regarding the COVID-19.
If you have any questions or concerns please
don’t hesitate to get in touch.
John and Emma Severs