“Necessity certainly is the mother of invention”, we are reminded by Deakin University’s Philip Bachelor. “And under current distancing requirements, we’re seeing quite novel and even exciting innovations”.
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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 areas along the east coast would be among the most at risk.
The Public Health Order approved by the National Cabinet (AU) is now in effect.
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 Home Delivery Service.
From Monday, pharmacies around the country can offer free delivery on prescriptions to their customers and take advantage of the recently announced increased Australian Government rebate and Australia Post’s unrivalled national network.
ABCNews in Australia says for Muslims, cremation is not only prohibited, it's viewed as a desecration of the deceased.
Local government peak bodies around Australia are swinging into action as councils find themselves thrust into a frontline role in preparing for and responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Local government associations contacted by Government News say they are working with state governments, ensuring information is communicated to members and preparing to monitor and co-ordinate local responses.
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 moved to areas where they are.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the agency that licenses and regulates funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries, has ordered they prepare to operate round-the-clock to ensure that dead bodies are not “stockpiled” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There have been a number of updates to the CCANSW COVID-19 Information Page that may be of immediate interest to you.
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 to COVID 19 resources on & monitoring of the NSW Health web site have been added for easy access. You'll find them near the top of the page.
In recognition of the importance of public health issues in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW) Conference, which was due to take place in North Sydney on 14 – 15 May 2020.
Centennial Park in Adelaide advises "we are pleased to announce that orders for some floral tributes can be placed direct with Centennial Park prior to 2:00pm Monday to Thursday (Australian Central time) for placement at the memorial the following day, by phoning (08) 8275 2255 or emailing"
It goes without saying that this is an uncertain time for all of us. Centennial Park remains committed to the health and safety of our team members and community. Centennial Park attracts large numbers of visitors every day and will continue to follow the advice of Federal and State Government, and the World Health Organisation.We are enabling social distancing as advised and in the interests of public health will be extra vigilant in the number of people we will permit in each of our chapels and lounges. We have reduced our prices according to the lower capacities for each space and will pass these prices on to our funeral arrangers.
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.
PAGE UPDATED 27th June 2020: The CCANSW is maintaining a list of links to Australian governments' Coronavirus information websites & pages and related news feeds. The list will be refined and appended to as further government sourced information comes to hand. The left hand of the page lists links to topical government web sites, grouped by state and jurisdiction. The right hand column contains news feeds from our usual sources but filtered on the coronavirus topic.
This feed of the COVID19 situation evolving in Australia has been linked from a Github Project Site. Links to pages referencing the sources etc are at the bottom of the page.
Refresh the page for the latest updates.
An article on Brinkwire claims the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem of scarce burial space in cities, even as health concerns and tight budgets force more families to opt against traditional grave burials, (land rights) experts said on Monday.
Here's a few news item links about how the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting cemetery and crematorium services around the world:
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