COVID-19 Information

Funeral Directors Weston Super Mare

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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a very concerning time for everyone right now. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to take the greatest care of our families and arrange funerals in the best possible way. We are keeping up to date with the latest government guidance on funerals and will keep our families informed of any changes.

If someone has passed away at home.

Please contact us at any time, we still cover a 24hr service. We will ask you for the normal information, but we will now also include asking if you know if the deceased or anyone in the property has tested positive for coronavirus. When we arrive, our men will be wearing PPE as a standard precaution, in the event that someone could be asymptomatic. We ask that you follow social distancing whilst our staff are with you.

Arranging the funeral

Where possible we are trying to keep you safe as well as our staff. We will arrange funerals over the phone wherever possible, to minimise contact. Once done we will send the funeral director to your home to hand you the paperwork that has been completed, it will be clearly labelled for you to sign. It is nice for you to meet the funeral director so you know who will be looking after you on the day of the funeral.

If you come to the funeral home to sign the paperwork then you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands.

All paperwork will be laid out ready for you visit and clearly marked for signing.

  • There are gloves if you wish, masks and automatic hand sanitiser are available in reception.
  • No more than 2 clients may visit the home at any time.
  • We regularly clean all surfaces in the funeral home and use a sanitising fogging machine to sanitise the air.

Note:

During this lockdown we are not offering limousines on funerals. We will bring the hearse to an address should family want to follow to the crematorium.
If the deceased has been tested positive for COVID-19 then due to the airborne nature of the virus we cannot permit visiting in the chapel.
We also cannot take fingerprints for jewellery but you do have the option of ashes into glass keepsakes.

We apologise for any additional stress this may cause but we have a duty of care to you our client and also to the health and safety of our staff.

Leading Independent Funeral Directors in Weston Super Mare

Looking for funeral directors in Weston Super Mare?

Here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we understand that this is a difficult time, and our caring and compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way. Although we are independent funeral directors in Bristol, we accommodate the needs of those in the South West. And, we like to think that we do things a little differently to other funeral directors in Weston Super Mare.

At Brunel Funeral Directors, we take on most of the burden of planning the funeral,  following your wishes as closely as possible. However, we will give you and your family time to grieve. We will never rush you. One thing that makes us stand out from funeral directors in Weston Super Mare is our full, compassionate and transparent service.

What we do

Funeral arrangements

When a loved one dies, organising the funeral can add stress and pressure to what is, already, an emotional time. It’s for this reason that many people look to funeral directors in Weston Super Mare for assistance.

We offer an extensive range of funeral services and packages – including fully tailored options to suit everyone’s needs. Our bespoke service is ideal if you would like to personalise the funeral with a specialist hearse and coffin, or if you have any other special requests.

Our most popular package is ‘The Brunel Service’ which starts from £1950 and includes:

  • conveyancing the deceased into our warm and welcoming funeral home
  • preparation for the funeral or cremation (or viewing if you would like to visit your loved one at our tranquil funeral home)
  • all the required paperwork for the cremation or burial
  • doctor and minister fees
  • a coffin
  • a hearse
  • directors and bearers on the day of the funeral

If it was the deceased’s wish for a low-key ceremony, we can offer what’s called a ‘Direct Cremation Service’. This is where there is no minister, music or attendees. Available at a fixed price of £1495, all disbursements (i.e. crematorium fee and doctors fee) are included.

Other services include:

Floral tributes

Whether it be a simple single flower, posy, wreath or a large, bespoke arrangement, Brunel Funeral Directors can arrange floral tributes on your behalf. Alternatively, you can have flowers sent to our funeral home in Bristol where we will care for them before the service.

Compassionate care

As well as helping with the funeral arrangements and flowers, we can offer bereavement support for as long as you need. Even after the funeral.

Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone you love or care for dearly. We understand that it can be overwhelming and it’s not something you can control or fix. Seeking advice or support from funeral directors in Weston Super Mare has been known to help some people – at least until their emotions have settled. As professional and trusted providers, Brunel Funeral Directors may be able to help you to cope with grief too.

Funeral plans

Planning for your funeral, and taking out a funeral plan of your own, is a sensible way to ensure that you have the costs covered in the event of your death.

This is not a service that all funeral directors in Weston Super Mare provide, but we offer pre-paid funeral plans from Golden Leaves – protecting those close to you from the stress and expense of arranging your funeral.

Our funeral plans offer a straightforward, yet affordable, way to plan and pay for the funeral you want. And, the best thing is, it will cover the cost of your service – when the time comes – regardless of inflation.

In terms of paying for the plan, you can either pay in one lump sum – that way it’s done and you can forget about it. Or you can pay in monthly instalments, spreading the cost over a fixed term.

Contact funeral directors in Weston Super Mare

If you have any questions or would like some more information about our funeral services and packages in Weston Super Mare, feel free to get in touch. You can either drop us a message by filling in the online enquiry form, or speak with one of our caring experts on 0117 374 2002.

Brunel Independent Funeral Directors Bristol

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do funeral directors in Weston-Super-Mare charge?

All funeral directors in Weston-Super-Mare charge a fee for the services they provide.

These typically include:

  • Conveyancing the deceased to their funeral home
  • Caring for and preparing the body for the funeral
  • Providing adequate chapel of rest facilities so you can visit your loved one up until the funeral
  • Discussing the requirements for the funeral (both yours and the deceased’s)
  • Coordinating all of the necessary documentation
  • Providing a simple hearse
  • Providing a simple coffin
  • Providing pallbearers to carry the coffin on the day (unless stated otherwise)
  • Overseeing your arrangements before, during and after the funeral service

It’s difficult to provide an exact figure, as it varies depending on which funeral director or package you choose. For example, most funeral directors in Weston-Super-Mare will offer everything you need for a simple service – including the transport, coffin, and a dignified ceremony. Others provide this, as well as floral tributes, memorabilia, scatter tubes and masonry.

Here at Brunel Funeral Directs, we always endeavour to give your loved one the best possible send-off, at the most competitive price. To discuss your requirements with our compassionate team of funeral directors near Weston-Super-Mare, get in touch on 0117 374 2002.

How soon can the funeral take place?

When a loved one passes away, knowing when to have the funeral can be a difficult decision to make for some families.

A funeral is usually held around 1-2 weeks after the death, though it often depends on the availability of your chosen funeral directors and the church or crematorium, as well as religious beliefs and family circumstances.

If you have relatives who aren’t local, they may need to travel to attend the funeral. If this is the case, it’s worth setting a later date for the funeral.

Another thing to consider when making the arrangements is any upcoming events and occasions. For example, if it’s a family member’s birthday or anniversary, perhaps consider choosing a different day.

Our funeral directors close to Weston-Super-Mare would always recommend you avoid arranging a funeral at short notice. This is because people who would like to pay their respects might not be able to rearrange their prior commitments (i.e. work, childcare, etc.).

What’s the best way to get to your funeral home from Weston-Super-Mare?

Though Brunel Funeral Directors are not funeral directors in Weston-Super-Mare, our warm, welcoming funeral home in Westbury on Trym is easily accessible from the coastal town in North Somerset.

To reach us via car, you can either travel along the A5 towards Cribbs Causeway and exit at junction 17 or take the A370 and A4 to Sylvan Way (A4162 in Bristol).

Please note: you can also leave the M5 at junction 19 and take the exit to Portishead/Clifton, but this route has tolls.

Our best advice is to pop BS10 6PZ or 3 Concorde Drive into your sat nav and let that plan the fastest or shortest route for you.

If you’re planning to travel by public transport, you will need to make a few changes, but our funeral home is only a short walk from the nearest bus stop.

The quickest route is to catch the train from Weston-Super-Mare to Bristol Temple Meads. From Temple Meads bus station, you can hop on the number 1 bus towards Cribbs Causeway and exit 18 stops later at Falcondale Walk. Then it’s just a 10-minute walk from here.

For more tips and advice on how to reach our funeral directors near Weston-Super-Mare, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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