Our Funerals and Tangihanga under Covid-19 Traffic Light System Policy

We want to assure you, we follow all the advice and systems put in place by New Zealand Medical Health Authorities.

As Professionals all our staff are fully vaccinated and are trained in how to handle and prepare the deceased. We understand the dangers and will take every care with the deceased, and your families.

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.

PUBLIC ENQUIRIES

Everyone is welcome to enter our main office and viewing rooms. We do not need to know if people who are making enquiries are vaccinated or not, however the following should be observed:

  • People entering the premises need to be wearing a mask
  • People entering the funeral home should scan or sign in on all occasions

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Prior to making the funeral arrangements you will be asked whether everyone at the funeral arrangement will be vaccinated or not.

If unvaccinated people are present, everyone will wear a mask during the funeral arrangement.
A family representative will need to agree and sign the Health and Safety conditions around how the funeral will be operated, which will be in accordance with the

Ministry of Health and NZ Government rules.
When using our facilities, families are offered the choice to only open to people with My Vaccine Pass or to a mix of people with or without My Vaccine Pass.

This choice will determine the total allowable attendees (i.e. unlimited or 50 at Alert Orange). Families must provide us with a list of funeral attendees which will be checked off at the front door.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Our funeral notices will include wording to ensure the public are aware that the funeral is for Vaccinated people only, or if it is for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated people.

For example:
In accordance with the family’s wishes, Anna’s funeral will be open to vaccinated people only and certificates must be scanned upon arrival.

If you wish to attend, please let the family know. For those unable to attend, this service can be viewed via the live stream link on our website.

or

In accordance with the family’s wishes, Anna’s funeral is open to vaccinated and unvaccinated people, attendee numbers are restricted to 25/50/100 persons.


If you wish to attend, please let the family know. For those unable to attend, this service can be viewed via the live stream link on our website.

FUNERAL NOTICES

We are considerate to the needs of everyone.

We do need to know if people who are viewing are vaccinated or unvaccinated as there are a
limited number of people allowed in any one space.

When visiting one of our viewing rooms, we ask people to:

  • Enter the funeral home wearing a facemask
  • Please scan or sign-in on all occasions.
  • Practice good personal hygiene by washing your hands and use the provided hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Maintain 1m social distancing

In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Protection Framework, we are currently at Alert Red.

Please note, as the Covid-19 pandemic is evolving daily, restrictions and regulations may change.
We will keep this page updated and be posting any regulation changes on our Facebook page.

VACCINATED
Only Attended

  • You can travel anywhere to attend a funeral or tangihanga.
  • There are no limits on numbers to attend a service
  • Certificates should be sighted prior to people entering the venue
  • Public should scan My Vaccine Pass upon entry to venue
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

VACCINATED
Only Attended

  • You can travel anywhere to attend a funeral or tangihanga.
  • There are no limits on numbers to attend a service
  • Certificates should be sighted prior to people entering the venue
  • Public should scan My Vaccine Pass upon entry to venue
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

VACCINATED
Only Attended

  • You can travel anywhere to attend a funeral or tangihanga.
  • There are no limits on numbers to attend a service
  • Certificates should be sighted prior to people entering the venue
  • Public should scan My Vaccine Pass upon entry to venue
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

UNVACCINATED
Open Attended

  • Up to 100 people in a single defined space at the venue at any time, both indoors and outdoors. The limit includes children under the age of 12.
  • Up to 100 people can view at any given time should space allow.
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Public should scan upon entry to venue using Contact Tracing App or provide your contact details for contact tracing.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

UNVACCINATED
Open Attended

  • Up to 50 people in a single defined space at the venue at any time, both indoors and outdoors. The limit includes children under the age of 12.
  • Up to 50 people can view at any given time should space allow.
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Public should scan upon entry to venue using Contact Tracing App or provide your contact details for contact tracing.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

UNVACCINATED
Open Attended

  • Up to 25 people in a single defined space at the venue at any time, both indoors and outdoors. The limit includes children under the age of 12.
  • Up to 25 people can view at any given time should space allow.
  • Public should scan upon entry to venue using Contact Tracing App or provide your contact details for contact tracing.
  • No catering is permitted
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

If you have recently lost a loved one, please give us a call on
(07) 868 6003 to discuss what the best funeral options are for you.

For more information, visit the below websites:

Ministry of Health
NZ Covid 19