Easing of NSW COVID-19 restrictions from Friday 15 May 2020

From Friday 15 May, indoor funerals up to 20 mourners, outdoor funerals up to 30 will be allowed in NSW.

Exemptions for funerals
Exemptions are only considered where there are strong health or compassionate grounds to justify the exemption. Exemptions are generally granted where the number of immediate family members exceeds 20 people for an indoor service or 30 people for an outdoor service.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, applications will only be considered for small number of additional attendees where those attendees are from households already represented in the funeral party.

It is important to allow sufficient time for the application to be considered. Ideally applications should be made at least 48 hours prior to the funeral, although NSW Health acknowledges that there may be situations where this is not possible.

For more information from the NSW Govt. go to https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/…/P…/gathering-exemptions.aspx