Restrictions throughout the coronavirus pandemic have prevented families and friends from coming together in person to grieve and celebrate the life of their loved ones. Instead, many families have chosen funeral live streaming as an alternative.
Many Funeral Directors reported a surge in demand for live streaming early on in the pandemic as people were urged to avoid large gatherings, and the trend has continued.
Although live streaming has grown in popularity during the pandemic, it has been around for many years. Numerous funeral venues are already equipped to stream services to those unable to attend.
Given its increasing popularity, funeral live streaming can be incorporated into your funeral plan for loved ones who don’t live close by or cannot be at the service in person. This can be recorded in your funeral wishes document, which you will receive when you buy a Capital Life Funeral Plan.
A funeral plan allows you to organise and pay for your funeral in advance, and could enable you to customise your funeral live streaming. But there are some things to consider, namely how to stream the service.
If your family and friends aren’t up-to-speed with long-distance video services like Skype or Zoom to stream the service themselves, consider enlisting the help of professionals who will take care of everything on the day.
A growing number of specialists can stream and record the service for those unable to attend. Specifying who should take on the task in your funeral plan gives you peace of mind that your funeral live streaming will be handled with care and sensitivity, and reduces the stress on your family at an already difficult time.
Using a professional also provides additional security; they offer secure web links to ensure only those invited can view your funeral live streaming, and many provide indefinite playback so if your relatives can’t view the service in real time or want to watch parts of the service back later, they can.
If you’d like to know more about including funeral life streaming in your Capital Life funeral plan, or to find out more about how a plan can help cover funeral costs, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call 0800 411 8683.
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