Taking account of Government guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the public and our team operating this critical service, the following measures will apply from 31st March 2020. Heathfield Cemetery, in Old Road North Petherton, will be closed to the public. It will, however, remain available for burials and interments. The attendance of immediate family and close friends at burial services will be restricted to 10 people, plus Funeral Director staff and officiant, and social distancing MUST be applied at all times. We appreciate that this will be distressing for the bereaved so we will keep the restrictions under active review. When the situation improves, the bereaved affected by this restriction, will have the opportunity to hold another service at the graveside should they wish. Funeral Directors have been advised of this action and will be in touch with families to help make necessary arrangements.