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April 04, 2020

Katrina from Recompose: Interconnectedness Amid Uncertainty

The project that became Recompose was first inspired by the ideas of interconnectedness and transformation. We are connected to each other and to nature itself. And someday, if we choose,…
April 04, 2020

CCANSW now monitoring NSW Health website

The CCANSW COVID-19 Information page provides real time updates from government and verified news sites, particularly Australian sites that might be relevant to the local death care industry. Additionally links…
April 02, 2020

NSW Health Fact Sheet: Updated Advice for Funeral Directors

NSW Health have been updating the fact sheet for funeral directors, and others we hope, who need to handle bodies that may be COVID19 infected. The page is pinned on…
April 02, 2020

Chinese Cemeteries Receive 1m visitors online

ChinaDaily reports Shanghai's public cemeteries have received almost a million online visits since Mar 14, according to statistics released at a municipal news conference on Wednesday.
April 02, 2020

Welcome to the Dearly Video Catalogue!

Isolation is just another word for challenge and I love a challenge, says Sally from Dearly Plaques & Memorials.
April 01, 2020

How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Coronavirus RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling packages and groceries? More people are staying indoors to avoid contact…
April 01, 2020

Plotbox Update April 2020

Like you, we’re disappointed that we won't be catching up in North Sydney in May. We hope to see you later in the year. In the meantime, here's a little…
April 01, 2020

NSW Crownlands: Additional restrictions to Crown reserves due to COVID-19

The NSW Government is increasing restrictions in the community to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the latest public health order from the NSW Government, more restrictions now apply that…
March 31, 2020

AU: Coronavirus data shows risk factors are high in regional and coastal areas, lower in cities

A report on the ABC News website suggests as coronavirus spreads across Australia, it won't affect each place evenly — some populations are more vulnerable than others. In particular, non-metropolitan…
March 31, 2020

Qingming Festival tomb sweeping ceremonies in the cloud.

News reports from China say cemeteries in some cities across China have kicked off a "cloud tomb-sweeping ceremony" scheme to avoid mass gatherings ahead of the Qingming Festival.
March 31, 2020

Australian Public servants to be redeployed against COVID-19

Government News reports Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered all heads of government agencies to identify employees whose duties aren’t currently related to the coronavirus response so they can be…
March 31, 2020

Northern Italy Crematoria Are Overwhelmed with COVID-19 Dead

The VOA News site has published an article about the Italian death toll from coronavirus passing 10,000 and how the the country’s crematoria, especially in the northern region of Lombardy,…
March 29, 2020

UPDATED: Important community notice from Rookwood General Cemetery

Last updated 8.43am, 30 March 2020 The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority. We remain in contact with the appropriate authorities regarding the COVID-19 crisis and…
March 29, 2020

Australia Post launches free Pharmacy Home Delivery service

Following the Australian Government announcement to allocate $25 million to fund home medicine services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia Post has announced the launch of its Pharmacy…
March 29, 2020

COVID-19: Cemeteries, Crematoriums in the news

Here's a few news item links about how the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting cemetery and  crematorium services around the world:
March 27, 2020

ACT, AU: COMMISSION RELEASES DRAFT REPORT ON PUBLIC CREMATORIUM COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY

The ACT Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission today released a draft report that contains draft pricing principles to help Canberra Cemeteries develop prices for its proposed crematorium that are competitively…