The job of a celebrant is always challenging emotionally. Conducting a service under these Coronavirus restrictions is so much harder. The family needs to have a funeral as part of the grieving process and to be able to share grief with other people. Not being able to do that is heartbreaking.
As a professional celebrant it’s about delivering a celebration of life under really difficult circumstances because people aren’t enjoying these restrictions – But we have no choice.
We have to stick to the rules or risk funerals being banned, as has happened in some other parts of the world..
To not have a funeral is unthinkable and i cant t even begin to imagine how awful that would be for a family not be able to say a proper goodbye.
But if people flout the rules, it will push it to the next level of non-attended funerals which I cannot even begin to imagine how hard that would be.