CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY PLAN FOR BISHOP’S FUNERAL HOME
As of September 22, 2021, funeral homes will require proof of vaccinations for visitations and funeral services. Masks will also be mandatory.
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.
Although we no longer need to keep a record of contacts, businesses can be fined under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act with fines ranging from $172.50 to $772.50 for failing to comply with the requirement to check vaccination status of patrons.
Also, as of September 22, 2021, all travellers wishing to enter New Brunswick – including New Brunswickers re-entering the province – will need to pre-register their travel, report their vaccination status and receive approval before entering.
As a public establishment we want to inform you that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure we reduce any potential risk.
We are monitoring all communications distributed by the New Brunswick Department of Public Health with regard to information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19). As of March 19, 2020 there were new restrictions put in place by the New Brunswick government, which must be followed. These have been updated as of September 25, 2021 for New Brunswick with the reinstatement of the manditory order in the current Green phase of the province. The reinstatement of the single household bubble with a steady 20 people.
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.
- Services may be held at 50 percent capacity.
- Wearing a face mask is required in our facility.
- 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