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COVID-19 Information

Updated 18 June 2020

At 11.55pm on Monday 8 June NZ moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 1

Funerals & Tangihanga now back to normal with NO restrictions. 

Contact your local FDANZ Funeral Director who will be able to assist you with the planning and preparation of a funeral or tangihanga. 

EXEMPTIONS FROM MANAGED ISOLATION TO ATTEND FUNERALS & TANGIHANGA SUSPENDED

All compassionate exemptions from managed isolation have been suspended. No one in managed isolation is allowed to attend funerals or tangihanga, due to the number of attendees usually present. These may be reinstated later, but people entering New Zealand should not expect to be granted compassionate exemptions for grieving with family, spending time with someone at end of life, or attending funerals or tangihanga. COVID-19 could now spread quickly at these gatherings, and that risk must be avoided.

Please continue to follow the guidance on deaths, funerals and tangihanga that is on the Ministry of Health website:

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-deaths-funerals-and-tangihanga

Useful COVID-19 Grief Resources 

COVID-19 Grief Resource - When no funeral, tangi or farewell gatherings can take place
Funeral Directors Association NZ

Getting through Together
Mental Health Foundation NZ

There are many organisations that offer help and support for grief and trauma ranging from resources, counselling and support groups. Read more here