Video from the UK shows a worker at a crematorium scolding mourners during a funeral because they moved their chairs to be closer to each other during the service.
Under draconian covid rules, funerals services are limited to 30 people, and they must all wear masks and sit 2 metres apart from each other.
The Daily Mail reports that Craig Bicknell, attending his father’s funeral last week, was chided during the ceremony for attempting to comfort his mother.
Video footage shows Mr Bicknell and his brother moving their chairs and putting their arms around their distraught mother, prompting a member of staff to come pacing over waving his arms and warning the family to “move the chairs back,” saying “you were told”.
Writing on Facebook Mr Bicknell pointed out the idiocy of the action.
“I can sit in a restaurant, I can sit in a pub, I can live at her house, I can travel in a limousine to the crematorium with 6. But when I want to give my mum a cuddle at dads funeral, a man flies out mid service shouting stop the service and makes us split… A devastating day made even worse.”
It is this kind of lunacy that is causing people’s patience to wear extremely thin when it comes to everything covid.
“It scared my daughter and shocked everyone in the room,” Mr Bicknell continued, adding “This is not how funerals should be and with the guidelines in place for pubs, bars, public transport etc, how this can carry on at funerals is beyond belief.”
The video has since gone viral, with people on social media voicing their disgust.
“Although I do not know them, my condolences to the family involved. I am absolutely f***ing incensed,” one person wrote.
“The way in which the service was interrupted and the manner in which they were spoken to are beyond forgiveness. I think I would have got up and walked out in disgust,” another added.
“It is shocking, you should not separate family members who live together when attending a funeral.