CHANGES TO THE COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
As we continue to serve our families and communities through this pandemic, we are committed to the same care and comfort to our grieving families, while adhering to the Government of Ontario's mandated vaccination policies.
The governing body for funeral services, The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO), has updated our current Covid-19 Policy as follows;
Proof of vaccination requirements do not apply to:
- Funeral services including rites, ceremonies, visitations, receptions, or social gatherings held in places of worship.
- Funeral services including rites, ceremonies, visitations, receptions, or social gatherings held in funeral establishments, cemeteries, crematoriums, and similar establishments that provide bereavement services and are licensed to operate under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002.
- Funeral services conducted in any indoor setting, limited to the actual funeral rites or ceremonies, but not an associated social gathering or reception. These settings can include any meeting or event space, conference centre, or convention centre.
Proof of vaccination requirements apply to:
- Social gatherings or receptions associated with a funeral service, rite, or ceremony in a meeting or event space, conference centre, or convention centre.
We will continue to update this information as we receive it. We understand that these are unprecedented time and we are doing our best to keep our families informed. We are honoured to serve our community and keeping our families and staff safe during this difficult time is our priority.