It can be a difficult time when you have lost a friend or loved one. Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are planning a funeral, this information can help you understand the current restrictions in place that will affect funeral arrangements.
Under phase 5 of COVID-19 Restrictions, there are no longer restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend funerals of services in Western Australia.
Where possible you are still encouraged to keep a 1.5metre distance between yourself and other people you don’t live with and continue to practise good hygiene.
People attending funerals are still required to provide their contact details, via the safeWA app or by manually recording their details upon arrival at the cemetery.
The Albany Cemetery Board continues to follow advice provided by the Department of Health and is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to all families, employees and our communities.
Appropriate measures and protocols have been implemented and continue to be developed to manage this situation according to the current COVID-19 restriction phase. We continue to monitor developments closely.
As a precautionary measure, we respectfully request that if you are experiencing symptoms similar to cold or flu that you:
It is important to note that the State Government is making continual changes as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. It may become necessary to further tighten restrictions should COVID-19 outbreaks occur in the future.
We recommend that you visit the State Government’s website to keep up to date with additional changes. Visit the WA Government website.