As part of our phased reopening plan we’re pleased to announce that from Thursday 18th June 2020 we will also be opening the Cemetery Road and park gate for all visitors from 9.30am – 4pm on weekdays. The buildings and toilets remain closed.
Currently the site is closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.
To ensure that we are operating safely, we have been working behind the scenes for many weeks to put in place new cleaning regimes, produced risk assessments, socially distant signage at gates and created new ways of working for the team.
When you are on site please remember that your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods. Keep 2m apart and avoid our narrow paths. Here is the guidance about staying safe outside your home. It’s worth mentioning that we are an active cemetery and funerals may be taking place when you visit.
Despite this news, we are certainly not ‘out of the water’ and we are taking every day, very much, one step at a time. In recent years, Arnos Vale has grown stronger and stronger, with support from you all. Through your support we were able to be entrepreneurial and create 54 different income streams, all of which were put back directly into preserving and enhancing Arnos Vale. We are extremely proud of what has been achieved to keep this magical, special place alive. Unfortunately only 4 of these streams are currently operational. The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our income and there is no doubt that we will continue to feel the impact for months, if not years to come.
We’re going to need everyone’s help to ensure that when Arnos Vale fully reopens it does so with confidence and hope. Every donation – no matter how big or small – will help us to achieve this. If you can, please make a donation here.
For previous Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust statements on coronavirus (COVID-19) click here