Corona Virus (Covid 19) Update – Burial Grounds & Churchyards

Corona Virus (Covid 19) Update - Burial Grounds & Churchyards

Churchyards and Burial Grounds to reopen

Further to the notice issued on Thursday 9 April 2020 regarding the closure of all burial grounds and cemeteries the Diocese has now advised all local church burial authorities that they may reopen from Friday 24 April 2020 in line with the guidelines issued by the Isle of Man Government.

The Diocese ask that people still continue to practice appropriate social distancing and respect other people who may also be visiting churchyards and burial grounds whilst being mindful that burials continue to take place and that contractors may also be carrying out works in preparation for funerals and maintenance of the grounds.

Further general information can be found on the Isle of Man Government website.