Southern Metropolitian Cemeteries Update - Afterlife Funerals
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Southern Metropolitian Cemeteries Update

Southern Metropolitian Cemeteries Update

UPDATE: Chapel Numbers

From Monday, November 8th, 2021 all funeral attendees must now adhere to the 2sqm rule. Please see below the updated Chapel numbers:

Chapel numbers for fully vaccinated attendees across Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park and Woronora Memorial Park:

  • South Chapel: 60 attendees indoors inclusive of 3 staff members with social distancing outdoors. Seating for outdoor attendees must be booked in advance.
  • West Chapel: 50 attendees indoors inclusive of 3 staff members with social distancing outdoors. Seating for outdoor attendees must be booked in advance.
  • Graveside: Social distancing must be adhered to. Seating for outdoor attendees must be booked in advance with a maximum of 6 seats.

The columbarium at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park will now accommodate 24 attendees.

Important note: If all attendees are not fully vaccinated numbers are restricted to 10 attendees only in the South Chapel and graveside and 9 attendees only in the West Chapel. A person who is under 16 and not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated household member.

All attendees must adhere to social distancing as well as wear a mask indoors (children under the age of 12 are exempt from this).

Singing is permitted during any service only by fully vaccinated mourners. Also, all wind instruments are to be played outdoors with social distancing.

Outdoor family attendances are uncapped and only if fully vaccinated.

For any comments or further information on funeral restrictions please consult Services NSW.

Any breaches of vaccination requirements will be referred to the police and fines may apply.