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Organising a funeral during the pandemic? Here are answers to some of the most common questions

Due to Covid-19, it has become highly inconvenient for families to organise funerals for their loved ones. But regardless of the current crisis, people still wish to pay their final respects to their loved ones. But due to the pandemic, there have been certain changes in the way funerals were planned and processed.

According to The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) (AU), there are certain rules that need to be followed while arranging a funeral during the pandemic.  In this article, we have answered some of the most common questions and shed some light on the updated rules and regulations that will guide you if you are planning a funeral and need a funeral director in Melbourne.

COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for Funeral Operators

CCANSW member Woodwynd Consulting has kindly provided a COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for Funeral Operators. George Simpson of Woodwynd Consulting says the  he has been surprised by the amount of operators in the Funeral sector who are unsure about their responsibilities in managing gatherings at their premises during the current covid pandemic; "I'm sure that all operators are anxious during this time but just don't know what is expected of them, this is causing some confusion in the industry as their are many conflicting interpretations of the guidelines set out by the states and territories health departments, which ultimately leads to operators possibly not adhering to guidelines."

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