25 March 2020
Funerals at Northern Cemeteries sites to follow new COVID-19 controls
Northern Cemeteries will implement the latest restriction of ten people only to attend funerals and burial services in line with wider measures announced following Tuesday’s National Cabinet conference.
The control will come into effect from midnight tonight, 25 March, and is part of the increased coronavirus pandemic restrictions placed on activities now identified as “major transmitting events”.
The new restriction follows recently bolstered measures and precautions introduced by Northern Cemeteries in response to COVID-19.
Burials are currently being conducted at Macquarie Park, Frenchs Forest, Field of Mars and Sandgate cemeteries from Monday to Friday only.
People attending funerals are advised to maintain the recommended safe distance in space to one person per four square metres during services, keep 1.5 metres apart from others, move on after they have ended, and refrain from forming a condolence line or congregating in a group.
A free webcasting service at Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium is available for people who are now restricted or unable to attend.
Anyone who is directly or indirectly affected is advised to contact Mark Franklin, Head of Customer Care on (02) 8877 6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Cemeteries continues to closely monitor this unprecedented situation and is taking all necessary action to ensure it provides increased safety, care and support for families, the community, and staff.