We know families may have many questions when it comes to arranging or attending a funeral in these challenging times.

Please find below some information to help to give you some clarity.

The Cemeteries Office

The office is still closed but phone lines are now open 9am to 3pm weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays).


Since Monday 30th March attendance at funerals at Nottingham City Council cemeteries and Wilford Hill Crematorium have been restricted.

The limits on attendance for the safety of visitors and staff are as follows:

Since 10 August 2020 masks for visitors in all our chapels and other buildings are mandatory. Social distancing applies at all times.

Wilford Hill Crematorium:

  • Main Chapel, maximum 30 visitors
  • West Chapel, maximum 24 visitors

Northern Cemetery:

  • Northern chapel, maximum 30 visitors

All cemeteries – attendance limited to 30 mourners per burial whilst graveside. Outdoors, masks are optional but social distancing still applies.

Disposal of cremated remains

Scatterings of cremated remains are now possible at either  9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm on weekdays with a minimum of 7 days’ notice. A maximum of 6 people are permitted to attend.

Burials of cremated remains are also permitted now with a maximum of 6 people attending. Please contact the Cemeteries Office for more information or to make a booking.

Please be aware that collection of cremated remains from the Cemeteries Office -- where requested - is strictly by appointment only.

Please call 0115 8761922 between 9am and 3pm weekdays or email cemeteries@nottinghamcity.gov.uk with your contact number to request we call you back to make an appointment.

For more information about funerals please click here. 

For updates on Covid-19 from the Government please click here.