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.

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.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH OFFERS GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT

Losing a friend or loved one can be an extremely difficult and challenging time. This may be even more difficult if you have experienced bereavement and grief during COVID-19. At higher settings of the traffic light system, we may need to adapt traditions and adopt new ways of farewelling our loved ones.

If you ever feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional.

If you need to talk, you can call or text 1737. It is free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk with a trained counsellor.

PUBLIC ENQUIRIES

Everyone is welcome to enter our main office and viewing rooms. To slow the spread of Covid-19 and continue to protect yourself, your whānau and our staff, we ask that the following be observed:

  • People entering the premises need to be wearing a mask
  • Practice good personal hygiene by washing your hands and use the provided hand sanitizer regularly
  • Maintain 1m social distancing where possible

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

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.

GREEN ALERT

  • There are no restrictions.

ORANGE ALERT

  • You can travel anywhere to attend a funeral, tangihanga, burial or viewing.
  • There is no limit for indoor or outdoor gatherings.
  • To slow the spread and continue to protect yourself, your whānau, and your community, it is important to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask at a gathering, but it is encouraged.
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask unless they are exempt.
  • Do not attend a funeral, tangihanga or religious gathering if you are feeling unwell.

RED ALERT

  • You can travel anywhere to attend a funeral, tangihanga, burial or viewing.
  • Up to 200 people in a single defined space at an indoor venue at any time. This limit includes children under 12, but does not include staff working at the venue.
  • There is no limit to how many people can be at an outdoor venue.
  • Up to 200 people can attend a viewing at any given time should space allow.
  • To slow the spread and continue to protect yourself, your whānau, and your community, it is important to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.
  • We encourage you to wear a facemask however you do not need to wear a face mask if the funeral or tangihanga has exclusive use of a venue.
  • Catering as normal, serving staff required to wear a facemask.
  • Funeral staff required to wear a facemask unless they are exempt.
  • 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