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Phase 3 Re-opening – Guidelines for Funeral Directors

As part of the guidance for phase 3 re-opening, The Irish Government, The HSE, The Churches of Dublin, Cemeteries and Crematoria, have all issued very clear instructions to Funeral Directors regarding all funeral services. These are as follows:

Unfortunately, it is still not possible to have a large funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. We understand this is extremely difficult for the families that we serve. However safety for you and our staff is our primary concern.

Unfortunately, Coronavirus is still active in our community and we all must do our part in order to contain the pandemic by adhering to the guidelines laid out by the HSE and our government.

Only immediate family and close friends should attend the funeral. Although there has been an increase in numbers allowed, in order to adhere to social distancing in our premises we may not be in a position to permit that amount.

Gatherings in our funeral homes will still be limited and monitored by our staff in order to keep everyone at a safe distance.

Those in attendance will also need to follow social distancing guidelines. This means all funeral attendees must keep a distance of 2 metres apart.

Physical interactions including shaking hands and hugging must still be avoided.

Those who are self-isolating or need to restrict their movements should not attend funerals.

The wider family and friends of the deceased are encouraged to leave messages of condolences on Massey Bros website which we will forward on to the family on your behalf – please click here.

We ask that you continue to use hand sanitizer provided and to use a face mask when social distancing is not possible. Our staff will do the same.

It is critical for us all that we act wisely and that we implement these clear instructions from our Government. We will continue to keep you informed as we are made aware of new protocols as they arise. We thank you for your co-operation during these unprecedented times.

If you need any further clarification please contact our head office directly on 01 453 33 33.

We are all in this together, let’s continue to keep each other safe.

Massey Bros family and staff.

 

Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 10th May.

Unfortunately, it is still not possible to have a large funeral as we still navigate the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We understand how difficult this is for you the families we serve but the safety of everyone is our priority. We must play our part in the strict adherence to these instructions.

Only immediate family and close friends should attend the funeral.

No more than 50 people are permitted to attend the funeral service or be present at the graveside. Numbers allowed in Crematoria vary, your Funeral Arranger will be able to advise on exact numbers.

The numbers who may attend gatherings in our funeral homes is limited at this time. Again, your Funeral Arranger can advise you on the numbers as it depends on the size of the funeral home.

Face masks must be worn when entering our funeral homes. It is also recommended that they are worn in churches and crematoriums. When visiting our funeral homes for your safety, we ask that you provide your contact details for the benefit of track and trace.

Those in attendance will also need to follow social distancing guidelines. This means all funeral attendees must keep a distance of 2 metres apart.

Physical interactions including shaking hands and hugging must be avoided.

Those who are self-isolating or need to restrict their movements can not attend funerals.

Many of our churches have implemented streaming services so that family and friends can view the service from home. Please ask your Funeral arranger for details.

We encourage the wider family and friends of loved ones who have passed, to leave a message of condolence on our website www.masseybros/funeral-notices/

It is essential for the safety of everyone that we act wisely and adhere to these clear instructions from our Government.

From us all at Massey Bros we would like to sincerely thank you for your co-operation during these difficult times. #Staysafe