Important Message regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Update 01/04/2020 - Important Message from the Managing Director & Founder of Templeton Family Funerals

Dear Families,

The world around us is changing and we find ourselves facing unforeseen challenges. With the ever evolving COVID-19 situation, our priority is to protect the health and well-being of our team, client families & the community.

We understand how important our role as a funeral director is when it comes to Celebrating the Life of your loved one “your way”. We face some challenging times ahead and funerals may be “a little different” while we fight off COVID-19.

Under more stringent social distancing guidelines imposed by the Australian Government, from March 26th 2020, the maximum attendees for burials, chapel services and functions will be ten (10) people. The ten-person limit includes family members but does not include funeral directors or cemetery employees.

These attendee restrictions are in addition to the four-square metres per person social distancing directives. We understand the added pain these new restrictions place on families, and our hearts are with those who are affected by these unprecedented times. Sanitiser is available at all our venues and we ask if you could please sanitise on entry & exit.

We are offering recording & live streaming of services where possible and we certainly can arrange a memorial service at a later date.

Unfortunately, due to health concerns we are unable to provide a guest signing book on the day of service. We encourage you to leave a tribute on your loved ones personal notice which will be placed on our website this can also be linked to Facebook.

During these difficult times direct eye contact, loving words and a warm smile are as meaningful to the family as a traditional handshake or hug.

For the safety of our family and yours we have decided that all arrangements will be made via phone & email. Our office doors are closed to appointments but please know we are still available and working busily inside. Whether your wishes are for a direct cremation, burial or a service, we are always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to look after your family and loved one.

We encourage you to visit our website to read more about what we offer, or to browse our range of flowers, coffins, and our service gallery.

Please stay safe, support each other and feel free to reach out to us with any of your queries or concerns.                        03) 9706 9555

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Yours sincerely,

Managing Director & Founder

Ellese Templeton


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