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The recent easing of restrictions across Greater Sydney has meant changes regarding face masks and the re-introduction of the 2 square metre per person rule for most businesses.As a result the COVID Safety Plans listed below have been amended.
New public health advice sets out how NSW will continue to tackle COVID-19 as the state begins to reopen when it reaches the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said while high vaccination rates were the key factor in the roadmap to recovery, COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the community.
“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”.
NSW Police made arrests at Rookwood Cemetery. Police say they had reports of 80 to 100 people attending a funeral, but a Western Sydney leader says the enforcement of the 10-person rule threatened to ruin the community's relationship with police.
Arrow Bronze have provided and update for members and customers.
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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.
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for monitoring the safety of all vaccines approved for use in Australia. It assesses safety data prior to approval, and continues to monitor the safety of vaccines after they are registered in Australia so that it can detect and respond to any safety concerns. This is known as 'pharmacovigilance'.
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.
It's reported that to prevent the funeral system from collapsing in the face of a new increase in coronavirus cases, Manaus, the Brazilian Amazon metropolis, plans to create 22,000 vertical graves.
The NSW Government has launched the next phase of its COVID-19 advertising campaign to encourage people across the State to get vaccinated.The ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign is designed to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations so we can all get back to doing the things we love.
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.
We've updated our links to government issued COVID resources & information including those to important information about attending funerals.
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.
Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW has provided its interpretation of the application of current Public Health(COVID-19 General)Order 2021 in regard to cemeteries & crematoria in New South Wales. The document is embedded below or you can access it here at its source.
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