Lifting of Covid-19 Provincial Protocols
Effective this past Monday, March 14, guidelines and requirements to reduce Covid have been lifted. This means that vaccine passports are no longer needed and capacity limits are no longer in place at our funeral home. In addition to this, individuals no longer need to wear a face mask or social distance.
We understand that as we emerge from the pandemic and gradually resume our lives as normal, people will have varying degrees of comfort in public settings. We will continue to work with the families we serve to ensure that the safety measures they wish to have in place are communicated to the public. When making arrangements for a service, death notices will include guidance to visitors on the family’s safety preferences for the service.
We anticipate some families will have services where no Covid protocols are in place while others will ask that masking and/or social distancing practices be maintained, (at least in the short term.) It is important for us to make sure the requests of the families we serve are honoured. This may require that we continue to impose some safety protocols, such as mask wearing.
When attending a service at our funeral home, please read the death notice prior to your visit, to know what is expected of attendees.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions about this notice or about a specific service you wish to attend, please contact us at (506) 646-2424.
September 22, 2021
Effective today, Provincial Mandates Require Proof of Vaccine to Attend Funeral Services
Due to recent increases of Covid 19 across our province, our Provincial Government has implemented new guidelines which are effective today September 22, 2021.
1. Visitors to our funeral home are required to present proof of vaccine and show government identification to enter our facilities.
2. Visitors are once again required to wear a mask when inside our home.
In addition to these two requirements, we will be suspending our receptions at this time and highly recommend that social distancing be practiced with individuals who are not part of your immediate family bubble.
We will have staff checking proof of vaccine status, prior to entry at our funeral home. This is to maintain a safe environment for everyone at our facilities. Businesses who do not follow these protocols are subject to fines under Covid public safety measures.
If you are attending a service, please bring your proof of vaccine. Also please remind your friends and family members to remember to bring theirs as well. This will save frustration when arriving at our funeral home.
Please be kind to our staff. They are tasked with a responsibility that is required by our province. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Managing Funeral Director
Fundy Funeral Home
Announcement: January 27, 2021
We have been Moved Back into Phase Orange
Effective 12:01 a.m. on January 27, Saint John is in Phase Orange. What does this mean for funeral services at Fundy Funeral Home?
Visitors to our funeral home are required to practice proper physical distancing and the wearing of masks. Gatherings for visitations and funerals are now permitted at our funeral home with a maximum of 25 attendees.
Excerpts from the provincial directive follow:
• Masks are mandatory in indoor public places. Masks are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of 2 metres cannot be maintained.
• Outdoor gatherings with physical distancing of 25 people or fewer are permitted.
• Faith venues can operate under a COVID-19 operational plan. In-person services are limited to 50 participants, or fewer depending upon the size of the facility, with two metres of physical distancing. Continuous mask wearing is required. No singing is permitted. Other indoor religious observances, funerals, celebrations of life, marriage ceremonies, receptions and social gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited.
• Immediate family can enter NB from other parts of Canada for a palliative or end of life visit. There is no longer any provision for entry into New Brunswick to attend a funeral, even for immediate family.
The full Mandatory Order can be found at this link: https://www2.gnb.ca/.../Corporate/pdf/EmergencyUrgence19.pdf
January has seen us go into Phase Orange, then Red and now back to Orange. We understand that it must be difficult to keep track of all of these changes. We strongly recommend talking to one of our directors or staff members if you need further information on what our guidelines are for funeral services at this time.
Announcement: January 20, 2021
Effective 12:01 a.m. New Brunswick has entered Red Level
How does this affect Funeral Services at Fundy Funeral Home?
1. There are no indoor gatherings which means that, at this time, there are no funerals or visitations.
2. Individuals are not permitted to enter our facilities. Hence our doors will be locked to the general public.
3. Families needing to make arrangements are required to meet with us virtually or by phone.
4. Our offices remain open, and we continue to take phone calls.
We realize the tremendous inconvenience this places on our families and will do everything we are able to do to assist them as they make arrangements for their departed. We at Fundy Funeral Home continue to seek additional clarity on Red Level and some of the issues it creates for Funeral Services.
The NB Funeral Directors Association is currently advocating our province for clarity and a relaxation of some guidelines, so that we may better serve our families.
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Announcement: November 23, 2020
As you are aware, there has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in the Saint John area and provincial directives have now moved our city into Code Orange.
At Fundy Funeral Home, the safety of the families we serve and all who visit our funeral home is our top priority. We are initiating the following extra precautions, effective immediately:
•All visitations and funeral services are by family invite only and are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
•Masks are mandatory at all times both indoors and outside while on funeral home property.
•If you need to meet one of our directors, a phone in appointment is required.
•For families making arrangements, a maximum of two family members are permitted in the funeral home.
•Singing is not permitted at funeral services or visitations.
•We encourage all visitors to use the sanitizer stations upon entry to our funeral home and to practice proper physical distancing.
To facilitate the above measures, Fundy Funeral Home is providing additional services including the following.
•We have the capability to assist families online so that they can complete documentation remotely in the safety of their homes.
•We provide live streaming of services, at this time the fee for this service has been waived.
This is a rapidly evolving local situation. We will keep you informed of further updates. Follow our Facebook page for continued notifications.
As mentioned, public safety is at the forefront of our policies as we face this pandemic together. Please contact our office with any questions you may have and talk with one of our directors.
Announcement: October 9, 2020
Face Masks are Mandatory
Effective today, October 9, 2020 provincial health mandates require that face masks be worn in all public buildings.
The wearing of face masks is required for everyone, staff and visitors within our premises. They are required for all attendees at visitations and funeral services.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Announcement: June 8, 2020
Gathering Size Raised to 50 Attendees for Funeral Services
Effective June 5th, provincial guidelines now allow up to 50 to attend a funeral service. Fundy Funeral Home is currently working with families to create meaningful tributes for those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one, and have already held a service under these new measures.
The families we’ve talked to, have indicated to us that this new limit provides them with the flexibility to have immediate family present for their goodbyes and they fully support new gathering sizes and social distancing policies, because they do not want to be associated, in any way, with the cause of a future outbreak.
Our operational plan includes some strict procedures for funeral services at Fundy Funeral Home.
1.Only private funeral services are offered at this time. These services are by invite only. Families are required to submit a list of all attendees with phone numbers. Only individuals who are on the list will be permitted to attend the service. We do have the ability to provide live streaming services for those who are unable to attend. Families simply need to request this service. The fee for this service has been waived during this period.
2.Funeral services include both visitations in our visitation rooms and funeral services in our chapel. Currently, under provincial guidelines, the serving of food and beverages in our reception facility is not permitted.
3.Physical distancing practices are still in effect and required in all areas of our funeral home.
4.We encourage the use of a mask at all times when visiting our funeral home. (Note: at the time of the printing of this update, provincially, masks are recommended and not required in public.
Efforts at Fundy Funeral Home are to provide a safe environment for all who visit the funeral home. If you have questions about these new provincial guidelines as the province begins to reopen or about funeral services, please contact us. Our number is (506) 646-2424.
March 20, 2020
Revised Open Door Policy and Appointments
For the health and safety of our community, effective immediately, we will be limiting access to our building and suspending our open door policy. Families needing to talk with one of our directors will need to schedule an appointment beforehand.
Our focus over the short term will be assisting families when a death has occurred. We are still able to schedule funeral services with a maximum of 10 attending the service.
Please contact us to talk with one of our directors is you have any questions. (506) 646-2424
March 17, 2020
Catering and Reception Room Use Cancelled