Faced with current Coronavirus pandemic concerns, the free web streaming service available for all funerals held in the TS Burstow Chapel could relieve stress for many mourners.
Burstows Funerals co-director Don Burstow said web streaming is available for all services, but could be particularly helpful at present to those most at risk from Coronavirus – the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
All you require is a standard internet connection and a basic understanding of computers to be able to stream a live video of your friend or loved one’s service in your home.
“We appreciate that people want to be at the service in person but sometimes, no matter how hard you try, circumstances mean you just can't be there,” Mr Burstow said.
“In the present health environment, whether to attend a funeral can be a very difficult decision for many people to make, but it is not worth risking your own health or those of others to do so.”
Mr Burstow said while the current health crisis was the perfect example, web streaming was valuable at any time to those who may not be able to attend a service in person to say their farewells due to work or family commitments, illness, mobility problems, distance etc.
For families wishing to use the web streaming service, the funeral is recorded inside the TS Burstow Chapel and edited live within the chapel by our professional audiovisual technician.
The video is then uploaded in real time so that anyone, anywhere in the world, who has been provided with a secure password and link is able to see and hear that particular service as it proceeds.
“We understand the importance of the funeral and the part it plays in the mourner’s healing journey and this is a practical way to help everyone who wants to be a part of that special time to do so,” Mr Burstow said.