Funerals - What Changes Under Alert Level 3?

Under Covid-19 Alert Level 3, the Ministry of Health guidelines ease up on funeral restrictions in some areas.

Among the changes, up to 10 people are now allowed to attend a funeral and people are now allowed to visit the deceased who are outside of the deceased person’s bubble. Watch the livestream replay to hear the details from Gavin and Cassie from Gee & Hickton, Platinum Partners of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce. This livestream took place on 22 April.

Gee & Hickton are keeping their website updated as the Ministry of Health guidelines change. You can see the latest information here.

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Hugs from Home

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one which unfortunately has been made even harder under the current restrictions.

Although we are only allowed 10 people to attend the funeral service for your loved one, we can can still ensure all of your friends and whanau are present via live streaming no matter where they are.

Hugs from Home is an initiative that allows you to write a message, even a add a photo if you wish and these will be attached to balloons and displayed throughout our chapels during the funeral service to show your love and support to families at this difficult time.

If you would like to leave a message for your loved one, please follow this link.

Questions on funerals during lockdown?

What happens with funeral arrangements during the lockdown? Who can attend? Can you still hold a funeral? The Ministry of Health guidelines that were implemented in Alert Level 4 have changed the way funerals take place in New Zealand for the time being.

Cassie and Gavin Murphy from Gee & Hickton (our Platinum Partners) explain the options around funerals under the present guidelines and how this will change when we move into Alert Level 3.

Gee & Hickton are keeping their website updated as the Ministry of Health guidelines change. You can see the latest information here.

Gee & Hickton can be contacted in Lower Hutt on 04 566 3101. or Upper Hutt on 04 528 2331, or Porirua on 04 237 5332.