Visitors to Sydney cemeteries are reminded to abide by NSW Health orders to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW chairman Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian said cemeteries remain open to the public during lockdown with conditions in place.
“We welcome the clarification of rules relating to cemetery visits by NSW Police and NSW Health, and ask all visitors to be vigilant in abiding by all health requirements,” Dr Kerkyasharian said.
“We appreciate the desire for people to visit the gravesites of loved ones, and for the practices and beliefs of all religious and cultural groups to be respected and accommodated wherever possible.
“CCNSW has been working with cemetery operators, funeral directors and representatives of various faith groups to ensure COVID safe practices are in place at Sydney cemeteries and are being monitored on site.”
If people are visiting cemeteries they need to abide by the public health orders.
These measures are:
There are restrictions on where someone can travel to attend a funeral. People living in regional NSW (the rest of the state other than Greater Sydney):
Can attend a funeral anywhere in regional NSW regardless of relationship to deceased.
Can only attend funeral in Greater Sydney (including in areas of concern) if they are a spouse, de facto partner, parent, child or sibling of the deceased person.
People living in Greater Sydney (other than areas of concern):
People living in areas of concern (specified LGAs and specified suburbs of Penrith LGA):