COVID-19

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22 November 2021

Funeral and interment service attendance 

There is no capacity limit for a funeral or interment service, where all mourners aged 12 and two months and over are either fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption.

Where vaccination status of mourners is unknown, a maximum of 50 people may attend the service. Mourners who may also be serving as pallbearers are included in these limits. Persons necessary to conduct the funeral and infants under one (1) year of age are not counted towards either limit.

Those attending must register using the Service Victoria QR Code provided, including funeral directors and celebrants.

When on the grounds, please ensure you comply with any instructions provided by cemetery staff and funeral directors. All persons necessary to conduct the funeral or interment must also be fully vaccinated or hold a medical exemption.

Visiting a memorial or gravesite

There are no restrictions on reasons to travel, and you may travel from anywhere within metropolitan Melbourne to visit the Eltham Cemetery.  

Social gatherings and exercise

Social gatherings within the cemetery (as a public space) for purposes other than a funeral or interment service have no caps or restrictions. 

If you are visiting the cemetery for social or exercise purposes please remember to be respectful of the space and those visiting loved ones.

Use of face masks and social distancing

Please comply with current face mask and social distancing directives during your time at the cemetery. 

When on the grounds, please ensure you comply with any instructions provided by cemetery staff and funeral directors.