The provincial government announced today, January 13, 2022 that all of New Brunswick will move to Level 3 of the COVID-19 winter plan for 16 days starting on Friday, Jan. 14, at 11:59 p.m. It will be in effect until Jan. 30 at 11:59 p.m.

The Level 3 plan states: "Wakes and funeral services are permitted but limited to one household bubble in attendance at a time, in addition to funeral home staff and one cleric, with staff and clergy."

In New Brunswick, all people aged 12 and up will be required to show their record of immunization or medical exemption certificate and a government issued identification to be able to attend visitations and funeral services. This includes services at the funeral home or at the church.

Accepted proof of vaccination:

  • MyHealthNB record

  • Immunization record from an RHA clinic, pharmacy, or Public Health

  • Photo or copy of an immunization record

  • Proof of Vaccination from another jurisdiction 

  • Medical exemption certificate

Accepted forms of Government Issued Identification:

  • driver’s license

  • Medicare card

  • birth certificate

  • government ID, etc.

As a public establishment we want to inform you that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure we reduce any potential risk.

 Wearing a face mask is required in our facility.

We are monitoring all communications distributed by the New Brunswick Department of Public Health with regard to information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

To ensure your risk is minimized, we have put the following Plan into place:

  • We are still available 24/7 to serve the needs of our community.

  • Due to the COVID19 pandemic and for the safety of the public and our staff, we ask that you call ahead to set up appointments.

  • Funeral home staff will be using safety equipment such as masks, gloves and other items when entering all other establishments for funeral related duties to help ensure everyone’s safety.

  • If you have need of immediate assistance, due to the death of a loved one, or urgent matters regarding a loved one under our care please call (506) 458-1885 and we will be there to help you.

  • We will present several options to your family, keeping you safe and still providing a meaningful tribute. 

  • Our staff are making environmental cleaning procedures top priority at our funeral home.

  • With the permission of next of kin of the deceased, systems will be put into place to make available Celebration of Life events electronically over the internet. This may be beneficial for family members who may not be able to travel to New Brunswick for the service.

  • We encourage the use of our online guestbooks for condolence messages to the family.

Public health and safety are first and foremost in our minds during this time. 

Feel free to call with any questions or concerns.

Jim Bishop & the staff of Bishop’s Funeral Home