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Latest Changes to Burial Arrangements in Hailsham

Council News & Services

Hailsham Cemetery 

As the Town Council continues to review its service delivery for residents in response to COVID-19, new measures in relation to burial arrangements at Hailsham Cemetery have been introduced to protect the local community.

Hailsham Cemetery in Ersham Road will remain open for graveside and ashes burials and, in line with the latest Government guidance, the maximum number of mourners/attendees allowed at graveside burial services is 30.

Cemetery grounds are open as usual from dawn to dusk.

All restrictions have been put in place to conform to the Government guidance that no more than six people from multiple households are allowed to meet (outside and inside), in an attempt to combat the rising number of COVID-19 infections.

While Hailsham Cemetery remains open for burials and to visitors, people are encouraged to follow the latest Government advice relating to social distancing:

  • Restrict the number of mourners to a maximum of 30 people
  • Stay 2 metres apart from people outside of your household where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place
  • Minimise contact with each other, e.g. no hand-shaking
  • Refrain from attending the cemetery if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow all government guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during and after use of the cemetery

Town Clerk John Harrison said: “We recognise this is a distressing time for anyone who has lost a loved one. But we cannot emphasise enough the importance of sticking to these measures and restrictions on service. They are all being put in place to protect not only members of staff who helping to carry out this critical service, but also to protect the public.”

Members of the public can still get in touch with the burial services team by calling Hailsham Town Council on 01323 841702 or emailing

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: