ALERT LEVEL 2
Gatherings of up to 100 people indoors, for example an indoor funeral or tangi at a marae are permitted.
Gatherings of up to 100 people outdoors, for example a burial or internment are permitted.
Physical distancing requirements of two metres is required.
Face covering are mandatory by those attending a funeral or tangihanga and staff.
Infection control measures must be in place during the funeral or tangihanga to protect people from COVID-19.
It is mandatory for funeral directors to display an official NZ COVID Tracer QR code.
Funeral directors are also required to keep a register of all persons entering the funeral home for the purposes of any viewing or religious/cultural rituals which take place.
The duration of indoor gatherings should be minimised – less than two hours is recommended.
A two metre distance is required between household bubbles. It is recommended you avoid hariru, hongi, kissing, and hugging.
We are here to assist you during this difficult time with the planning and preparation of a funeral or tangihanga.
We want to reassure you, we follow all the advice and systems put in place by New Zealand Medical/Health Authorities.
And your health and the health of our staff is our top priority!
Rest assured as Professionals, that we are fully trained in how to handle and prepare the deceased. We understand the dangers and will take every care with the deceased, your families and our staff.
We will take the time to communicate with you any new requirements from the health authorities, and we ask that you would inform us if you have any concerns or suspect that the deceased or one of your family has been in contact with potentially infected people or may be infected with Covid 19. We can also offer full web streaming of any gathering from our Thames Chapel.
All our facilities already follow the very highest hygiene practices, but we have increased the cleaning protocols throughout all of our facilities, using hospital-level disinfectants, just to be extra safe.
Coronavirus is most likely spread from person to person through:
- Direct close contact with a person while they’re infectious
- Contact with droplets of bodily fluids when an infected person coughs or sneezes
- Contact with an object/surface (with viral particles) and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose.
Dedicated Healthline 0800 number for COVID-19 health advice and information
The number is 0800 358 5453 (or for international SIMs +64 9 358 5453).
It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We can offer full free streaming of any gathering from our Thames Chapel.