Re: Covid

The country as a whole is facing unprecedented times. If social distancing and the effect it is having on our retail industry is not bad enough funerals are unfortunately affected as well.

Acting on guidelines set by our Funeral Trades Associations, the National SAIF and the NAFD, and the government we are having to sadly introduce the following measures:

  1. We would ask you to contact us on 0800 174 220 to make an appointment to attend one of our offices.
  2. We would ask that only 2 people attend our offices at one time.
  3. Those attending the office are to wear a face covering or show an exemption notice.
  4. You will be encouraged to scan and complete the NHS Track and Track QR Code displayed in our premises.
  5. Limousines are now available, but the occupants will be expected to wear face masks with no exception.
  6. Services are now possible in Church.
  7. Up to 30 people may now attend a funeral however this number varies between facilities so our Funeral Arrangers will advise you accordingly.

I appreciate how upsetting these guidelines are and as a funeral director for nearly 26 years it is alien to me to not be able to provide the level of service and personal care that has been expected from J J Burgess & sons. We are entering uncharted waters and I would ask that you work with us and be respectful of our staff who are trying like the staff within the NHS to continue to work under extreme conditions.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: 

t: 0800 174 220

Pleased be rest assured, that our car for your loved one is not diminished in any way.

Justin J Burgess
6th Generation Proprietor

Providing a professional, caring funeral service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to the people of Hertfordshire since 1839

We provide exceptional value and support from your initial contact and for as long as you need our help. As a local family run independent funeral directors in Hertfordshire we have built our reputation by providing a friendly personal service. As a family business we have had to come to terms with our own family bereavements, so we feel that we are aware of peoples needs when they come into one of our offices.

We are proud to have been part of the local community for over 178 years. We offer a high-quality service with caring staff and compassion for those who need it. If a death occurs please contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – call 0800 174220.

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My brother and I would like to thank you and all your staff for the most professional way in which you dealt with our mothers funeral.

- Wendy Davies and Robin Oakley

We just wanted to thank you for all you did to make the funeral arrangements and the funeral run smoothly. An excellent service.

- Steve and Jane Fletcher

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01707 262122

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01438 815656

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01438 815656

London Colney
01727 568194

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01727 899066

Welwyn Garden City
01707 391808