Together we can slow the spread of Covid19





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. 

Twentymans Funeral Directors


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.

How coronavirus spreads


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.

Links to useful trustworthy sites


New Zealand Ministry of Health Covid 19 Information
WHO – Current information on the Coronavirus
NZ Government Covid 19 Advice page
Info Sheet – What is Covid 19
News and media updates – NZ Health Department
NZ Government Covid19 Website

Information sheets


Info Sheet – How Covid 19 Spreads
Info Sheet – Children and Covid 19
Info Sheet – Looking after Mental Wellbeing

What to do if you may have been exposed


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.

Streaming Funeral Services


We can offer full free streaming of any gathering from our Thames Chapel.

Firsthand Account From A Funeral Director



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Main Office, 709 Pollen St, Thames 3500
07 868 6003
Paeroa - By Appointment
Cnr Arney & Willoughby St, Paeroa 3600
07 862 6889
Whangamata - By Appointment
303A Port Road, Whangamata 3620
07 865 6884
Whitianga - By Appointment
48 Moewai Park Rd, Whitianga 3510
07 868 6003
07 868 6003