Mayors proposal for waiving of burial fees during COVID19 gets unanimous backing

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed the news that a proposal by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Michaela Boyle to waive burial fees during the COVID-19 crisis was unanimously passed at the monthly council today.

Sandra Duffy said “I very much welcome the news that this proposal by the Mayor Michaela Boyle was unanimously passed at today’s monthly council meeting.

“These are very stressful times for anyone who loses a love one during this coronavirus pandemic with restrictions being placed  on funerals and wakes.

“This move will go some way to ease the financial burden on families in these very trying times.