Book of Remembrance at Woodlands crematorium in Scarborough off-limits during coronavirus outbreak

The book of remembrance at Scarborough’s crematorium will be off-limits during the Covid-19 coronavirus crises, it has been confirmed.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 1:14 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 1:14 pm

Scarborough Council has announced that it will close the remembrance chapel in order to stop the spread of the virus.

In a statement, the authority said: “As part of our efforts to help keep people safe during the coronavirus outbreak, we are continuing to review the use of facilities at Woodlands Crematorium that are subject to a high level of touch by the public.

“We have therefore taken the difficult decision to close the book of remembrance chapel until further notice.

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Woodlands crematorium. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

“We appreciate not being able to access the printed book in person will be a concern to some, but we have seen a drop off in people coming to view the book since the government’s stay at home message began and you can still access the online version of the book at scribesplus.co.uk/scarborough.

“Thank you for your understanding.”