CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY PLAN FOR BISHOP’S FUNERAL HOME
The provincial government announced the removal of restrictions for New Brunswick as of March 14, 2022 with regard to COVID-19.
Wakes and funeral services are permitted at normal capacity. Masks, although no longer manditory, are still encouraged for all patrons.
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 no longer manditory in our facility, however some people may decide to wear them based on their comfort level.
Also, families may request masks be worn for visitations or funeral services.
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 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