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Finally some Level 2 Sanity! (Covid-19 L2) UPDATE
Updated 28 May 2020
From 12:00pm on 29 May, gatherings of up to 100 will be allowed for funerals and tangihanga.A funeral or tangihanga must meet the following requirements:
Funerals and tangihanga are capped at 100 – no longer a specific category of gathering.
Registration of intended service: No longer required.
Contact Tracing: Detailed records for the purposes of contact tracing must be collected from attendees, to include: full name, a phone number or email, date of entering business, time in and out. The requirement to collect a residential address has been removed.
Whenever you collect personal information, you must take care to keep it safe. This means: Keep your contact tracing register secure for 2 months. When records are 2 months old, they should be destroyed. Only share your register with the Ministry of Health or district health boards. Do not use the information you collect for any other purpose, for example, marketing or customer surveys. Explain why you’re collecting someone’s personal information. Make sure attendees cannot see anyone else’s personal information.
Hygiene: Hand hygiene is strictly adhered to, with hand sanitizer available to all attendees.
Food & Drink: No restrictions on serving food and drink applies.
Physical Distancing: No restrictions on physical distancing applies.
Duration of gathering: It is recommended (but not required) to keep it short (under two hours).
Multiple groups of 100 are okay, provided they are in separate ‘defined spaces’ with no ability to mingle between groups. Contract tracing must be done for the multiple groups. For example; you could put the overflow in a separate venue and livestream however these 2 groups must not mix.
Liable: The Funeral Home manager/owner is liable for a breach of the 100 person cap or the contact tracing requirements through an infringement offence.
Outside the Funeral Home: If post-funeral food & drinks is being held at a hospitality establishment then the relevant business and service rules will apply there. Contact your local FDANZ Funeral Director who will be able to assist you with the planning and preparation of a funeral or tangihanga during this time.
The Ministry of Health will be issuing further information on what to do during Alert Levels 2 and 1 over the coming weeks on their website here