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Bournemouth and Poole council have updated new regulations regarding Witness Scatters and Interments which will be implemented at Bournemouth and Poole Crematorium:

  • From Tuesday 26 May, bookings for witness scatter or interment ceremonies at both Bournemouth Crematorium and Poole Crematorium will be accepted.
  • No more than 5 people in attendance for each ceremony with social distancing measures to be complied with at all times.

What has not changed:

Attendance Restrictions

  • Attendance numbers at funeral services are to currently remain at 10 + celebrant + funeral director until further notice.  This will be reviewed again at the beginning of June.

Streaming of Services

  • Live streaming of services at Poole continue to be made available free of charge to families.
  • Visual tributes continue to be available at Poole Crematorium.
  • Visual tributes at Bournemouth Crematorium is no longer facilitated until further notice. 
  • Services at Bournemouth Crematorium are being recorded with a downloadable link provided to funeral directors up to 5 working days following a service.

Book of Remembrance

  • The Book of Remembrance Room at Bournemouth and Poole remain closed until further notice.

Admin Offices

  • The admin and support office at Bournemouth and Poole Crematorium remain closed to public access with restricted access provided to funeral directors as and when necessary.
  • Wherever possible, contact should be restricted to telephone or email communication.


You can read the full COVID-19 regulations for funeral arrangements set by BCP and Dorset Council here.