How we are managing in the Covid-19 environment

Managing funeral services in the Covid-19 Level 2 environment.

With the exception of Auckland, New Zealand will move to Level 2 of the Covid-19 Alert Scale from 11.59pm Tuesday 7 September 2021.  Official information from the Ministry of Health regarding Funerals and Tangihanga is available here.



Burials and cremations will still be taking place however with restrictions.  A maximum of fifty in attendance.


Funeral Service:

We firmly believe in the value to the community of holding a funeral.  We have the technology to facilitate a meaningful ceremony even with the restricted number of 50 attendees under Level 2



At Eagars we take the health and wellbeing of our staff and client families very seriously.  With the current unprecedented measures taking place to reduce the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), below are the measures we are implementing to support our staff and community.


First Call:

When someone dies and you make that first call to us, in addition to our usual questions we may ask for confirmation that nobody present has any cold or flu-like symptoms.



Our staff may choose to don PPE (gloves and facemask) when they arrive.  Please understand this is for the safety of all involved.  Transfers into our care will be between 8.30am and 5pm (7 days).  Again, these measures are for the safety of all involved.


Funeral Arrangement:

Funeral arrangements can happen normally however if anyone has cold or flu like symptoms, for the safety of our staff we respectfully ask that they join the arrangement electronically.  Death registration information can be submitted to us using this form.



Viewing of the deceased is by appointment at our funeral home.



Funerals can take place but restricted to 50 attendees



We are committed to providing our families with great service in the weeks and months ahead but please understand that there may be some changes to our usual practices as the situation changes. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how the situation might affect your specific funeral, please contact our office so we can assist further.

Please take care and look out for each other so we can minimise the risks to you and your family.

If you or your family have immediate concerns relating to Covid-19, please call the dedicated Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or visit the Ministry website here.


Thank you,

Casey and Richard Martin

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