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The Independent

Queen’s funeral sees cemeteries shut, supermarkets shut and driving exams cancelled

Most cancers surgical procedure and cardiology appointments due on Monday have been cancelled after the Queen’s funeral day was declared a financial institution vacation, leaving sufferers distressed and bewildered.

However public providers which can be being cancelled transcend the NHS.

Some councils are forcing grieving households to postpone their family members’ funerals whereas driving exams are additionally being postpone.

Members of the general public file previous the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II mendacity in state on the catafalque in Westminster Corridor (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Bin collections face widespread disruption, and leisure and sport amenities will shut as workers are given the time off.

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Many retailers, together with the large supermarkets, cafes and cinemas will even shut for the day and public transport can be diminished, as on different financial institution holidays.

Bin collectors in swathes of locations from Cornwall to Wolverhampton, and from London to Sheffield, Leeds and Yorkshire can be given the time off.

And recycling centres and suggestions are additionally more likely to be shut on Monday.

The queue by the London Eye


Funerals can be cancelled in additional than half a dozen areas, together with in Watford, Preston and Luton, as a result of crematoriums won’t be open.

There isn’t a formal requirement for funerals, burials or cremations to be cancelled on the day of the Queen’s funeral, however some providers are being cancelled on the request of particular person households.

Caerphilly council in Wales mentioned all funerals deliberate for Monday could be rescheduled, nevertheless it mentioned graveyards would keep open.

Belfast Metropolis Council says its cemeteries can be open though there can be no cremations or burials. Ultimate farewells will even be cancelled in Belfast and Ards and North Down, Northern Eire.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

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Birmingham Metropolis mentioned its cemeteries and crematoria would stay open however warned the general public of a diminished service.

Many councils are honouring bookings, and others are providing to let households change the dates of ceremonies.

The federal government says disruption to providers similar to weddings and funerals must be minimised the place doable.

However the Driver and Automobile Requirements Company mentioned it could droop all however “important providers” in recognition of the state funeral and financial institution vacation.

It means all sensible and principle driving exams can be cancelled. The company mentioned it could contact all learners affected.

Anybody with a sensible check appointment can have their check mechanically rebooked for the primary out there date after that.

King Charles III arrives to face vigil beside the coffin of his mom

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Bus providers are because of change to Sunday timetables, which means fewer providers as workers take the time off.

Roadworks, road cleansing, social providers and housing repairs will all even be disrupted.

Public toilets are more likely to shut, as are council buildings the place the general public can view planning functions.

A spokesperson for the Native Authorities Affiliation, which represents greater than 350 councils throughout England and Wales, mentioned: “Councils are having to consider quite a few components earlier than making any selections about what providers and occasions proceed on the financial institution vacation.”

The queue for Westminster Corridor to see the Queen’s mendacity in state stretched for 5 miles on Friday afternoon and is ready to develop forward of Monday’s funeral.

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