The move is in line with the latest advice from the Government and Public Health England as part of widespread measures to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Flowers will be taken out of the Chapel and placed on stands outside the building.
The Teesside Crematorium Online Book of Remembrance can be viewed at http://Teesside.bookofremembrance.eu
The closure will remain in place until further notice.
For the latest local updates and information, visit www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/covid19
The latest advice from Government and Public Health England can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response