During this crisis, we take our responsibility seriously when it comes to caring for our clients, staff and local community. Chapel Services can still go ahead at Great Northern Garden of Remembrance but as of midday on June 1st 2020, we need to comply with the Government’s revised guidelines of having a maximum of 50 people [family members & friend] plus 3 funeral staff at each funeral service.
In all cases, the social distancing regulations of 1 person per 4 square metres still apply. These guidelines have greatly reduced the number of people we can seat in established venues but these changes are for your safety and must be adhered to. With the size of our Deception Bay facility, we can have 26 inside the chapel itself and a further 24 in the portico adjoining the chapel area.
Great Northern has Covid-19 Management Plan in place that includes the provision of hand hygiene products, suitable waste receptacles for frequent cleaning and waste disposal, plus we maintain a complete attendance log of all those at each service.
Due to these restrictions, we ask that you notify families of this when discussing the possibility of a funeral service at Great Northern Garden of Remembrance. During times like this, we recommend taking full advantage of our Free Livestream Service to reduce the number of people physically attending.
With the COVID –19 pandemic upon us and to prevent transmission of this virus to others we have introduced the following guidelines for viewings at our facility.
All funeral companies have been advised of these new guidelines and have been asked to notify families when discussing the possibility of viewing at Great Northern Garden of Remembrance.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 3888-6622 during office hours.
By Dr Alan Wolfelt
Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is a challenging time for everyone. But if someone you love has died, it is likely that the current social distancing orders and travel restrictions are making funeral planning especially difficult for your family.
Losing a loved one is hard enough. Losing a loved one at a time of unprecedented upheaval and limitations may seem overwhelming. I am sorry you have been put in this position, and I hope this article will help your family find ways to meet your mourning needs and honour the person who died while making any necessary adjustments to keep everyone safe.
During this Covid-19 crisis, we take our responsibility seriously when it comes to caring for our clients,
staff and local community.
Learn more about Covid-19 Guidelines at Great Northern Garden of Remembrance.
A wonderful way to be remembered in a beautiful bushland setting where your family can visit and reflect.
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