Funerals

COVID19 restrictions means that there are restrictions on funerals held at St Andrew’s. We are here to help in any way we can.

Funerals may be attended by a maximum of 100 people, except if an exemption is granted on compassionate grounds by the Chief Health Officer. Outdoor guests can not be in addition to indoor guests. A maximum of 3 people can conduct the funeral service in addition to the 100 attendees. Physical distancing and hygiene requirements must be observed. The Queensland Government can provide exemptions in relation to attendance limits at funerals. It is important that, if people are unwell, they do not attend the funeral.

The following contact information must be kept about all guests and staff for a period of at least 56 days for contact tracing purposes:

  • Full name
  • Phone
  • Email address or physical address
  • Date
  • Time in
  • Time out

If requested, this information must be provided to public health officers. The information should be securely stored, not used for any other purpose and deleted after 56 days.

Live streaming of a wedding, funeral or other service may be conducted with the maximum number of people outlined above, including the camera operator, with social distancing observed.

The following safety measures should be strictly followed:

  • ensuring four square metres per person in enclosed spaces.
  • keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • avoiding all physical contact, including handshaking.
  • suspending catering e.g. food, tea and coffee (does not apply to gatherings up to 20 people).
  • practising good hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • individuals staying away from the funeral if feeling unwell, even if mildly so.