Macqueen's Funerals News

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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Update to Covid-19 Restrictions (27th October)

October 27, 2020From 11.59pm on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 the attendance limit on outdoor funerals will be raised to 50 people (not including those required to conduct the service). The limit for indoor funerals remains the same at 20 people.
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Regional Victoria Progresses to the Third Step towards Covid-Normal

September 16, 2020From 11.59pm tonight, regional Victoria will be moving to the third step on the road map to Covid-normal. For funerals, this means that as of Thursday the number of mourners allowed will increase to 20 (not including those people required to conduct the funeral). Social distancing regulations still apply and masks are still mandatory. Our...
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Return to Stage 3 Restrictions

August 6, 2020As of 6th August 2020, regional Victoria returns to stage 3 covid-19 restrictions. For funerals this means that attendance is once again limited to 10 mourners (not including funeral staff and the officiant). It was heartbreaking to go through this once; it will not be any easier this second time. Our hearts go out to...
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Changes to Funeral Restrictions

May 27, 2020As of June 1, the restrictions on funeral attendance will be eased again. We will now be able to have 50 mourners at both indoor and outdoor funerals (excluding the officiant and funeral staff) but social distancing requirements still apply. An indoor venue must still allow for 4 square metres per person. This will mean...
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