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Update to Funeral Attendance Restrictions Eased Effective from 29th March 2021

The NSW government has announced a further easing of COVID restrictions affecting the number of people that can attend a funeral or memorial service from Monday 29 March 2021.

The maximum capacity cap (i.e. 300) for funerals has been lifted; however, social distancing requirements of 2sqm in chapels/lounges remain in place. The requirement for guests to check-in using our QR Code remains unchanged.

Under these changes, the maximum indoor capacity for our chapels/lounges are listed below:

Liverpool Cemetery

  • Reflection Chapel – Maximum Capacity 78
  • Waratah Lounge – Maximum Capacity 42
  • Mount Carmel Mausoleum – Maximum Capacity 60
  • Padre Pio Chapel – Maximum Capacity 33

Rookwood Catholic Cemetery

  • Mary, Mother of Mercy Chapel – Maximum Capacity 90
    (Live streaming of services available)
  • Sacred Heart Chapel – Maximum Capacity 56
  • Waterway Pavilion – Maximum Capacity 90
  • Mary, Mother of Mercy Condolence Room – Maximum Capacity 72
  • Sacred Heart Condolence Room – Maximum Capacity 20

Kemps Creek Memorial Park

  • The Pavilion – Maximum Capacity 70

Mandatory Digital Attendee Check-In For Funerals from 23 November 2020

The NSW government has announced that from Monday, 23 November 2020, the recording of customer information by using digital means eg. QR codes, will be mandatory in NSW for funerals, memorial services and after service functions.

Guests attending these events at any of our sites will be required to use their mobile phone to check in using our QR Code which is on prominent display at our offices, chapels and condolence lounge facilities.  

Attendees without a mobile phone will be asked to record their contact details on a attendance register provided at the event by either the funeral director or cemetery.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays at the time of service, we would kindly ask Funeral Directors and families to inform attendees in advance of this check in requirement.

All Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria locations have been registered as COVID safe.

Additional Precautionary Measures

Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria (CCC) is closely monitoring all available information provided by the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop strategies to prioritise the safety of our customers and employees.

Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria (CCC) will take all necessary and reasonable steps to mitigate against the risk of transmission of infection within our cemeteries and facilities. Furthermore, we have an active line of communication with all staff to adhere to local health guidelines and self-quarantine requirements including seeking medical advice, respiratory hygiene and arrangements for remote working.

In order to enhance our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness across all our sites, we are introducing a number of additional precautionary measures to reduce the risk of infection and keep everyone safe. These include:

> Hard surface cleansing in the chapels after each service
> Deep clean of chapels and other facilities on a daily basis
> Ensure hand sanitiser is available to customers
> Staff issued with additional PPE where required
> Minimise person to person contact within our service environment
> Familiarise all staff around hygiene practices and COVID-19

Please do not hesitate to contact our offices if you have any additional questions.

Rookwood Catholic – 1300 114 997
Liverpool – (02) 9602 0344
Kemps Creek – (02) 9826 2273
Sydney Olympic Park Head Office – (02) 8713 5700

Cemetery Events Cancelled

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the Monthly Masses and the annual Mother’s Day Mass scheduled for 9 May, 2020 across all cemetery locations have been cancelled until further notice.

The health and safety of our team members and the communities we serve come first.
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