Urgent Guidance

Updated 5th December 2021 – this page will be updated regularly

The following update has been issued by the Jewish Joint Burial Society (JJBS): In accordance with Jewish practice, the health of the living is most important.

Both the Woodland and the Western cemetery at Cheshunt are open to visitors.

The National Lockdown effective from Wednesday 6th January 2021, requires people to STAY AT HOME. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. Although the cemetery will remain open to visitors, we strongly urge people to think carefully before making the journey.

Funeral services are limited to a maximum of 9 people plus the Rabbi or other officiant. We ask for your cooperation as these restrictions will be enforced. Attendees are required to remain within their family groups and these groups are not permitted to mingle.

The numbers of attendees at stone settings is also limited to 6 people plus the Rabbi or other officiant. The same rules as set out above apply.

All visitors are required to wear masks or other face coverings at all times. We expect everyone to strictly follow the government rules on self-isolation and quarantine when either symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms, having had a positive test, or having recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Any person in one of these categories should not visit the cemetery in any circumstances.

The cemetery office and prayer hall are closed but our toilets are open.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience during these challenging times.

To view this guidance in PDF form please click here.