COVID-19

For regular updates on COVID-19, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services website https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or freecall 1800 675 398.

22 September 2021

From 11.59pm Friday 17 September 2021, the travel limit has been increased to 10km from your primary place of residence. 

Funeral and interment service attendance 

Funerals and interment services held at the Eltham Cemetery remain restricted to a maximum of 10 mourners.

  • Those attending must register using the Service Victoria QR Code provided, including funeral directors and celebrants.

  • Mourners who may also be serving as pallbearers are included within the 10 person limit.  

  • Children under 12 months of age are not included in the cap. 

  • You must consult with the family or funeral director if you are wishing to attend a funeral or interment service to ensure that your attendance would be included within the cap.

When on the grounds, please ensure you comply with any instructions provided by cemetery staff and funeral directors.

Visiting a memorial or gravesite

You may visit a grave or memorial site on compassionate grounds, even if this extends beyond your 10km travel limits. You may visit with a person that permanently resides in your household and any dependents, or one other person. You may wish to seek advice from the Coronavirus hotline (number above) on your circumstances before you visit.

Social gatherings and exercise

With respect to gatherings within the cemetery (as a public space) for purposes other than a funeral or interment service:

  • One person may meet another person not from their household for a picnic, a walk, or another outdoor activity (such as exercise)

  • Additionally, up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households will be able to gather outdoors if all adults (18 years old or over) present have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are visiting the cemetery for social or exercise purposes please remember to be respectful of the space and those visiting loved ones.

Use of face masks and social distancing

Face masks are required to be worn whenever outside your home, which includes during your time at the cemetery. Social distancing protocols must continue to be observed.

When on the grounds, please ensure you comply with any instructions provided by cemetery staff and funeral directors.