Preparing to celebrate the life of a loved one can be daunting. Our current circumstances make this more complex as we respond to a balance between honouring our loved one's and providing safe setting in which we gather. Here you will find current information about how we at St David's are seeking to balance these needs. I hope that this information provides a clear and up-to-date guide for those considering organising or attending a funeral at St David's.
The following are the current guidelines that we have for Funerals.
How many can attend?
Funerals may be attended by a maximum of 100 people but we are limited to only 40 participants inside the church. Physical distancing and hygiene requirements must be observed. The Queensland Government can provide exemptions in relation to attendance limits at funerals.
N.B. It is important that, if people are unwell, they do not attend the funeral.
Can I just turn up?
To enable our parish to comply with our responsibilities it is necessary that people only attend if they have been registered before hand. Unfortunately even those standing outside the church must have registered beforehand. Funeral directors and Parish representatives will be making sure all who attend are registered to do so. If requested, this information will be provided to public health officers. The information will be securely stored, will not be used for any other purpose and deleted after 56 days.
The following contact information is required about all guests.
Where do I register to attend?
You will find details of individual funerals at events section of this website which will including a link to register and Live Streaming details if available.
Government advice for people in vulnerable groups continues to be:
N.B. All individuals must stay away if feeling unwell, even if mildly so. If any attendee displays any cold-like / flu-like symptoms, they must be directed to leave. People with these symptoms should be encouraged to follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer and to promptly organise to get a Coronavirus test.