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

“Thank you for your understanding.”