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Coronavirus update

We have closed the chapel and facilities at Roselawn Crematorium to mourners.

We are working with funeral directors, undertakers and faith groups to make sure that bereaved families are aware of these new measures and are given support at this difficult time. We understand that families may want to make alternative arrangements to hold a service or ceremony elsewhere.

Cremations will be carried out but no family or friends can be in attendance.

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to all those who are bereaved in these very difficult circumstances.

Arrangements for collecting cremated remains from Roselawn Cemetery

Cremated remains can be collected following a cremation or by appointment. They can only be collected by the person named on the applicant’s instructions to crematorium form.  Photographic ID is also required.

Please telephone 028 9044 8342 to arrange an appointment.

When you come to collect:

  • Please go to the external entrance door at the Floral Hall and call 028 90 448342. A member of staff will bring the cremated remains to you.
  • Stay by the entrance door and maintain social distancing of two metres while the door is open.  ID can be viewed through the glass.
  • You will not be required to sign anything.  Our crematorium staff will record the name and date within the register.

We have suspended the burial or scattering of cremated remains across all sites. We are contacting families who have booked a burial of cremated remains.

Roselawn Cemetery

From 26 April 2020, Roselawn Cemetery is open to visitors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday. Find out about opening hours.

Burial arrangements

As we continue to review our service delivery in response to COVID-19, we are introducing further measures for burial arrangements at our cemeteries:

  • We are advising funeral directors and families that only single burial plots may be purchased at this time.
  • As per Government guidelines, only immediate family should be present at the burial (limited to 10 people).
  • All those present must follow social distancing guidance – you should not attend if you are symptomatic or self-isolating.
  • Mourners will be asked to stand five metres away from the grave. Cemetery staff will be wearing personal protective equipment in order to protect themselves and others.
  • Commitals will be limited to 15 minutes.
  • Mourners are asked to leave the graveside immediately after the committal, and avoid any contact with each other.
  • If the family wishes to live stream the burial, they may do so provided the funeral director and faith representative is in agreement with this, and it does not cause a delay in the committal. 

We recognise this is a distressing time for anyone who has lost a loved one. These measures are in place to protect staff who are carrying out this critical service and also to protect the public.


Contact us
Reflections Coffee Shop
07832 201 802 or 02890 449 309
Roselawn Cemetery and Crematorium
129-131 Ballygowan Road
Crossnacreevy
Belfast
BT5 7TZ