COVID-19Gallagher Funeral Services Ltd Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On behalf of Gallagher Funeral Services Ltd, we want to extend our sincere condolences to your family in the passing of your loved one. We want to thank you for trusting us with their care. We realize we face challenging times in the midst of the current public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Your safety and the safety of our staff are the number one priority
Please be assured that your safety and the safety of our staff are the number one priority at Gallagher Funeral Services Ltd. We would ask that consideration is given as to whether a face to face meeting is necessary during the current situation. Our phones will continue to be answered
24 /7 by our staff and we are still able to meet with you by appointment if required. If it is necessary to meet face to face, then we suggest that only one member of the family attends the arrangement.
In an effort to bring as many members of your family, friend, co-workers, and the community together to participate as they would in normal times, we will be providing live streaming of the funeral services (when available) to provide access to anyone who wants to feel and be a part of the service.
It is critically important that the families be allowed to share their loss with others through a traditional family gathering. Gallagher Funeral Services Ltd are willing to help you plan a more traditional service once the public health circumstances have improved. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information and guidance changes frequently. We will continue to update you with new or relevant information as the need arises.
How we are arranging funerals
We are more than hapy to arrange with you via Skype or Zoom. Again sending the required documents out for signatures
Over the Telephone
We can discuss all of the arrangements over the telephone and email or post the required documents that need signing
Consider the following points in regards to the service
Whether limousines are required or if families could use their own transport.
Who should attend the funeral with a consideration being toward family members only?
If a webcasting system could be used to allow people to remotely access the service.
Many of the Crematoria have their own webcasting services
If our tribute site could be used to allow family and friends to light candles, post messages,
upload photographs and make donations without attending the service.
Whether viewing in the Chapel of Rest is necessary.
Need To Talk?
We are available to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have in these difficult times
We will bring updates as they develop to this area,
New funeral bookings in Leeds will be ‘cremation only’ with no attendees
Leeds City Council has announced no new bookings will be taken for chapel funeral services
due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that any arrangements booked from now on
would be cremation-only services with no attendees.
20.3.2020 Update from Leeds City Council
Today Leeds City Council have brought in new regulations regarding funerals in Leeds. Any new funeral booked will now be a non attended funeral only.
At Gallagher Funeral Services Ltd, we will work with you through these difficult times. We will arrange with you as normal, giving you choice of coffin, floral tributes, newspaper notice, a listing on our tribute site.
Should you wish to hold a traditional funeral service. Our Service chapel has the abilty to cater for immediate family members (upto 10 people) to hold a funeral service at a date and time that is convient to you, this will be followed by a private cremation.
Cremations are still being held at the following crematoria ( restrictions may apply )
Harrogate, York, Wakefield, Pontefract, Skipton, Desbury, Bradford
Withdrawl of Face to face arrangements
Gallagher Funeral Ltd has now withdrawn its face to face arrangements. All our arrangememnts will now be carried out over the telephone or via video link.