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NSW: New Public Health Order #4 released

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The NSW Government has released a  Public Health Order #4 as further significant COVID-19 restrictions are eased.



 9 - Direction of Minister about funerals and memorial services(1)

This clause applies to premises that are—

(a) a place of public worship, or

(b) a funeral home, or

(c) a crematorium.


(2) The Minister directs that the occupier of premises to which this clause applies mustnot allow more than 50 persons to be on the premises for a funeral or memorialservice, or a gathering immediately after a funeral or memorial service, if the size ofthe premises is insufficient to ensure there is at least 4 square metres of space for eachperson on the premises.


See Section 13 for further information

NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 3) 2020

Further to information & news releases about the easing of restrictions, NSW Health has issued the following message in relation to funeral and memorial gatherings:

As you may know, the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 3) 2020 commenced on 1 June 2020

The Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 3) (the Order) allows funerals or memorial services with no more than 50 people in attendance, excluding the people necessary for the conduct of the service, for example:

UK: This is what life has been like working in Derby council's bereavement services

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The The Derby Telegraph  has a "long read" article about  Derby City Council's bereavement services and how they are coping during the pandemic. A t one point, the big increase in the number of funerals during April and May threatened to overwhelm Derby City Council's cemeteries and crematorium team with as many as 100 services in a week at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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