Macqueen's Funerals News

Be a Funeral Director, you’ll make a difference they said…

August 6, 2022I’m well aware you are in a place you don’t want to be, talking to someone you don’t want to be talking to, about something you don’t want to be talking about. Trust me, I know. I wish you didn’t have to do any of those things either. But then there’s reality.  Sometimes I’m a...
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“Party at Leslie Manor” – A Look into the Past

February 11, 2022I came across this article while trying to fill in some gaps in our office records and it seems too good not to share. Sandwiched between a report on the Camperdown CWA and an Anglican Minister’s visit to town, the article offers a lively account of a party held at Leslie Manor in the 1950s....
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Update to Covid Restrictions (16 December 2021)

December 20, 2021From 11:59pm on Wednesday, 15 December 2021 there are no vaccination requirements or capacity limits in place for funerals unless the service is being held in a venue that has vaccination requirements, such as hospitality settings, community facilities, or entertainment venues. Masks are not mandatory but are strongly recommended if you can’t physically distance.
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Update to Covid Restrictions (19 November)

November 19, 2021From today, no limits on density or attendance apply to funerals where every attendee is fully vaccinated or has an exemption. If not fully vaccinated or if vaccination status is unknown, the 4 square metre rule, up to a limit of 50 people, applies. Please arrive early to funerals to allow yourself time to check...
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Update to Covid Restrictions (29 October)

November 5, 2021From 6:00pm on the 29 October 2021, restrictions are changing. The only limit on fully vaccinated attendees (including those with a medical exemption) at a funeral is the density quotient (one person per 4 square metres indoors; one person per 2 square metres outdoors – up to 500 people). A cap of 30 people will...
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Update to Covid-19 Restrictions (22nd October)

October 20, 2021From 11:59pm on Tuesday, 21st October Covid-19 restrictions are being eased as part of the first phase of Victoria’s Roadmap. For regional funerals this means the following: -Indoor funerals are allowed 30 attendees if all fully vaccinated -Outdoor funerals are allowed 100 attendees if all fully vaccinated -If vaccination status is unknown or attendees are...
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Changes to Covid-19 Restrictions in Regional Victoria

September 9, 2021From 11:59pm on Thursday (9th September 2021) regional Victoria will exit lockdown. Attendance at funerals will be increased to 20 mourners both indoors and outdoors. Those necessary to conduct the service are not included in this number. A density quotient of one person per four square metres applies to indoor settings. Those attending funerals must...
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Update to Covid-19 Restrictions (21st August)

August 30, 2021From the 21st of August, regional Victoria is once again joining metropolitan Melbourne in a full lockdown. Funerals will be limited to 10 mourners, not including those necessary to conduct the service. Children under 12 months do not count towards this cap. A density limit of one person per four square metres applies to indoor...
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Update to Covid Restrictions (23rd November)

November 23, 2020Yesterday, Premier Dan Andrews delivered some very good news. After months of caution and restrictions, we have now reached the last step towards “Covid normal” and are in a position that many in other countries would find enviable. We should enjoy these new freedoms, so hard-earned, but also be conscious of how quickly things can...
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