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COVID-19 update June 17, 2020

BAO Directive : funeral  attendance changes

Government of Ontario COVID-19 regulations on September 19, 2020 

For the full Province of Ontario release of the updated laws/regulations please visit the BAO at : BAO

All Government restrictions remain in place.  NEW exemption allows for increase of funerals to 30% indoor capacity and outdoor attendance is limited to 50 people IF – and only if – new conditions are followed by all funeral homes, families and attendees.

The BAO (Bereavement Authority of Ontario), our governing body, continues to act in order to minimize the risk of infection to families and staff of funeral homes.

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR FUNERALS & VISITATIONS

  • The Funeral Director is responsible for all family and visitors and their adherence to all current measures in government law/restrictions, BAO directives
  • The Funeral Director must STOP all funeral or visitations where adherence to current laws and restrictions is not being followed
  • FACE COVERINGS  are MANDATORY to enter any funeral home or place of worship where a funeral service is taking place (all attendees must supply their own face covering)
  • ALL attendees must remain at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart from each other and from persons conducting the funeral, unless they are members of the same household
  • For every 10 people in attendance, there must be at least one funeral home staff member to monitor and ensure physical distancing and all other laws/regulations
  • Generally, funerals will be capped at 30-50 attendees (3-5 staff members), dependent on previous arrangements being made with the funeral director.  This is at any place that a funeral service takes place – funeral home or place of worship
  • Live streaming of services and gatherings, held in our funeral homes, is available for larger groups so that everyone can view and leave condolences for the family
  • If service is in a place of worship, the same rules apply.  If  no funeral director in attendance then the service is limited to 10 people and place of worship must supply enough staff to meet all directives as implemented by the BAO and the Government of Ontario
  • Every person in attendance is required to be logged in for contact tracing purposes
  • Hand sanitizer must be provided for visitors
  • Persons conducting the funeral must ensure that it is conducted in accordance with recommendations and instructions of public health officials
  • All spaces, including washrooms, are required to be cleaned and disinfected on a continuous basis by dedicated staff for this purpose
  • Once number of attendees is reached, doors to place of service will be locked and remain shut until the conclusion of the service
  • If number of attendees exceeds the number allowed, the exceeding persons cannot congregate outside of their vehicles.  They must remain in their vehicles

CEMETERY

  • Attendee numbers are limited by the cemetery and number of funeral home staff available. (ONLY if all conditions of above are met). 
  • For every 10 people in attendance, there must be at least one funeral home staff member to monitor and ensure physical distancing and all other laws/regulations
  • Generally, all cemetery services will be capped at 30-50 attendees (3-5 staff members), dependent on previous arrangements being made with the funeral director.  This is at any cemetery where a graveside service/interment is taking place
  • The Funeral Director is responsible for all family and visitors and their adherence to all current measures in government law/restrictions, BAO directives
  • The Funeral Director must STOP all graveside services/interments where adherence to current laws and restrictions is not being followed
  • FACE COVERINGS  are MANDATORY at all cemeteries where a graveside service/interment is taking place – No face covering – No entrance (all attendees must supply their own face covering)
  • ALL attendees must remain at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart from each other and from persons conducting the funeral, unless they are members of the same household

At this time funeral home doors remain locked to assist with the control and implementation of Provincial Government laws.  If attending to the funeral home outside of regularly scheduled visitations or services please call the office phone number as posted at the front door.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

If we all work together to flatten the curve

We will all come out of this quicker

 

 

 

Options during these times of social distancing and grieving:
• grief does not wait until the pandemic is over

• options are available to include everyone : family, friends, neighbours & co-workers

You can have:

• Cremation or burial now and Celebration of Life at a later date

• private family viewing, visitation or service now with a public gathering at a later date

• Live-streaming will allow family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to view each service live in real-time (also available after the service is over), upload pictures, sign a guest book and share memories in real-time. After the family has given authorization each service will have their own unique link and will be available on each individual obituary page of our website. Click on the link, register and you will be included in the live-stream.

• when we physically can’t be together, express your condolences on our website or email to the funeral home so the family feels your support

• friends & family can email messages of support to the funeral home or leave them on our website to be read during the livestream service and as a permanent remembrance for the family

We are here to help you through this difficult time in a way to assist your family while keeping the health of everyone in mind.

 As always, we are here to help families iin the safest way possible for all cremation & burial arrangements

Other safeguards we are implementing:
- frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces within our facility
- limiting physical contact and space
- register book pens will be changed out and cleaned frequently

- antibacterial dispensers at the front door and throughout the funeral home
- washrooms are closed for family use only or emergencies

We all have a key role to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and ask everyone to think ahead about the actions they take to stay healthy and PLEASE if you are sick or feel un-well, stay home until you are well again.

 

We are available 24hours if a death occurs, you need assistance or have any questions.

Logan Funeral Home  :  (519) 433-6181  loganfuneralhome@execulink.com

Evans Funeral Home  :  (519) 451-9350  evansfuneralhome@execulink.com

You can stay up to date by visiting our facebook page for Evans and Logan Funeral Homes

Sincerely,

Dave Pizzey, Cassi Mask-Wildman, Jack Frank, Ben O’Grady, Alanna Smith-Morton and all the staff of the Logan Funeral Home & Evans Funeral Home

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Logan Funeral Home
371 Dundas Street, London, ON N6B 1V5
Tel: 519-433-6181 Fax: 519-433-2911

Evans Funeral Home
648 Hamilton Road, London, ON N5Z 1T3
Tel: 519-451-9350 Fax: 519-451-3828

With a history in funeral service extending back to 1887, we take great pride in the exceptional legacies with which we've been entrusted and are committed to upholding the treasured traditions of our communities. It is equally important to us to ensure that every family we serve has the opportunity to consider all the current options and technology available to help them create a memorial experience that meets their unique needs. Our website is an important part of that effort.

Here you will find details of our current services and have the opportunity to send condolences to a family or pledge a memorial donation. You can also learn more about our facilities, services, preplanning options and other information. We've even provided maps and directions if you're trying to find us.

We have designed our site to be both informative and convenient for you. We hope you find it helpful and welcome your comments if you see ways in which we can improve it.

Thank you for visiting.

Stephen Michalchuk
David Pizzey