Information on funerals and how to apply for an exemption
As of 1 June 2020, 50 people can now attend funeral services across NSW subject to the four square metre rule. For more information
visit the NSW
The limit to the number of people who may attend excludes the people necessary to conduct the service such as the funeral director and their
People attending the service will be required to supply their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.
Information on funeral
be accessed on
the NSW Health website.
Persons seeking a funeral exemption (family member of funeral director) on strong health or compassionate grounds should email: MOH-COVID-MassGatherings@health.nsw.gov.au for
For more information download the Public
Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Amendment Order 2020.
Process for funeral exemption assessment:
NSW Health will send an application form to the person seeking a funeral exemption. The applicant should seek the assistance from the
funeral director to complete the form. The form must be returned to MOH-COVID-MassGatherings@health.nsw.gov.au by
the funeral director.
The application form seeks information on:
- the number of people requested to attend the funeral
- current household arrangements to assess public health risk of transmission, and
- advice on how the public health risk, including the ability to enable social distancing within the location where the funeral, will be
Exemptions are only considered where there are strong health or compassionate grounds. Additionally, exemptions can only be made when the
applicant demonstrates an understanding of how public health risks will be controlled, including that – people can practice social
distancing by keeping a distance of 1.5 metres from others, and the maximum of one person per four-square metre rule can be followed.
- Once the assessment is complete, NSW Health will respond to the applicant via email advising them of the final decision.
For further information visit the NSW