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COVID UPDATE

For the latest Covid Restrictions in Victoria please see here.

For the latest guidelines for Religion and Ceremonies including funerals please see here.

Religion and ceremonies FAQs

Is catering permitted at the conclusion of a funeral service?

Yes, but restrictions apply depending on where the funeral is held.

If the funeral is held at a place of worship (e.g. a church, synagogue, mosque or temple), food can be served before or after the funeral service. However, no food, drink, crockery, utensils, vessels or other equipment can be shared.

For funerals held at a private residence, food and drink is allowed.

Funerals must comply with the current restrictions.

The restrictions say that 10 members of the public (mourners) can attend funerals, plus ‘the minimum number of people reasonably necessary to conduct the funeral’. Pall bearing is necessary to conduct the service. Does this mean that if mourners are pall bearers, those mourners are not counted as part of the 10?

No, funerals are limited to 10 members of the public (with any infants under the age of one not counting included in this limit). Mourners serving as pall bearers are included in the 10 person limit.


Help stop the spread of COVID-19:
• Check in everywhere, every time - all businesses and workplaces that remain open are required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service, unless an exemption applies.  
• Get tested if you are ill - stay up to date on the latest exposure sites and anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should get tested immediately.
• Support your workers to get vaccinated - appointments can be booked here.
• Update your COVIDSafe Plan - every business with on-site operations must have a COVIDSafe Plan.

For more information go to coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Check in everywhere, every time

All businesses and workplaces are required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service, unless an exemption applies. This is exemption does not apply to cemetery trusts.

Victorians must check-in everywhere, every time. Businesses must ensure that every customer and visitor has checked-in, no matter how long they are at the office, chapel etc; but not in the cemetery grounds. Supply QR Code at the entrance, if possible for visitors to use.

CCAV Newsletter

 

To read the CCAV latest Newsletter please see below:

Releasing of Balloon banned in Victoria

 

The EPA has announced that as of 1st July 2021 releasing of balloons into the environment is littering and illegal in Victoria. Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are now applicable for this offence:

• up to six penalty units ($991) for a person
• up to 30 penalty units ($4956) for a company.
• For a series of balloon releases, and if taken to court, penalties are:
• up to 100 penalty units ($16,522) for a person
• up to 500 penalty units ($82,610) for a company

Please see here for more information and suggestions on balloon alternatives.

Question?


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