Havering Council has announced that the cemeteries at Romford, Hornchurch, Rainham and Upminster are now re-opened as part of new government guidance.

However, the grounds to South Essex Crematorium will remain closed in accordance with Coronvirus Act Legislation until further notice.

The four cemeteries will open from 9am to 7pm – the usual opening hours at this time of year.

Social distancing guidelines around COVID-19 will remain in place on all sites and residents are reminded to follow these rules when visiting the cemeteries.