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COVID-19 Update

UPDATE: March 4, 2020

Beginning Thursday, March 4, 2021 circuit breaker measures are in place until 8 AM March 14, 2021. The measures will be reassessed throughout. These restrictions override all other existing sector specific public health guidance.

For the most recent and up-to-date changes in regard to funeral services and visitations, please visit the government’s website here.

At the funeral home:

  1. Abstain from hosting all public visitations and receptions.
  2. For private visitations,
    1. immediate family may be visited by no more than six people at a time by invitation only, provided:
      1. measures are in place to maintain physical distance, and prevent mingling between the immediate family and other visitors and
      2. there are no more than 50 people in total over the span of the visitation (including the immediate family and people from other households),
      3. a funeral home staff person is on site to ensure that protocols are followed during the visitation, and
      4. all other measures in this guidance and applicable measures from the organized gatherings guidance are followed.
    2. For the purposes of the visitation, who is considered immediate family is at the discretion of the family and based on the capacity of the funeral home but is advised not to exceed six individuals.
    3. Visitations should be scheduled in advance to minimize people mixing;
    4. After a private visitation exceeding no more than 50 people in total, additional separate visitations with the deceased may be scheduled, without the immediate family or others present, up to six people at a time, for individuals unable to be accommodated within the group of 50 for the visitation.
  3. Consider the use of alternatives to in-person signing of the guest book and taking memorials/donations, such as online mechanisms for people to offer condolences and give memorials/donations; where possible, avoid providing attendees with shared items; if required, ensure
    1. hand washing facilities or alcohol-based sanitizers are within easy reach,
    2. signs are posted, to remind people to wash or sanitize their hands before touching a shared surface, and to maintain a two metre distance from individuals from other households,
    3. any high touch surfaces are frequently cleaned and disinfected, and
    4. where applicable, ensure congestion is minimized.
  4. Funeral and/or memorial services can occur. Organized gatherings of up to 50 persons are permitted to be held at an indoor or outdoor location provided businesses, services or organizations follow the organized gatherings guidance and an operational plan outlining measures to mitigate transmission of COVID-19 is in place and followed. No multiples of 50 are permitted for funeral services.
  5. People who have received an exemption from self-isolation for attending a wake, funeral or burial service must keep 6 feet or 2 metre distance from others and wear a non-medical mask. They are also expected to perform hand hygiene and practice cough etiquette, self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, stay in self-isolation if experiencing symptoms, and follow other general public health measures. They must follow the designated testing schedule, and have received a first negative COVID-19 test prior to being able to attend any visitation, funeral or burial service. They must isolate for their first 14 days in PEI or the duration of their stay, except when at the visitation, funeral or burial service. This exemption does not apply if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. More information for these individuals on the self isolation exemption can be found here.
  6. Set up your space to accommodate appropriate physical distancing of at least 2-meters or 6 feet from all individuals, at all times; numbers in a space should be limited to those that can be accommodated with physical distancing.
  7. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces in Prince Edward Island, including funeral homes. Some exemptions apply
  8. Do not permit shaking hands, hugging, etc.;
  9. Encourage hand washing by making available alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with a minimum of 60% alcohol content) or access to washrooms that are always well stocked with liquid soap and paper towels;
  10. Have extra tissues on hand and a hands-free waste basket for disposal;
  11. Enhance cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, table-tops, bathrooms and other surfaces.
  12. Everyone on arrival should be asked if they have any COVID-19 symptoms or are required to self-isolate (or are exempt for the visitation/service).

At burials and cemeteries:

  1. Organized gatherings of up to 50 persons are permitted to be held at an indoor or outdoor location provided businesses, services or organizations follow the Organized Gatherings Guidance and an operational plan outlining measures to mitigate transmission of COVID-19 is in place and followed.
  2. To host more than 50 people, an operational plan is required and must be pre-approved by the Chief Public Health Office. Groups (or cohorts) of no more than 50 people must be kept separate and physical distancing of 6ft between individuals from different households or table/seating area as per the gathering guidance, is required. If you are planning to host more than one group of 50, please consult the multiple gatherings guidance
  3. Do not permit shaking hands, hugging, etc.;
  4. Practice physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet between individuals and/or households.
*At the discretion of cemetery operators, additional individuals in vehicles may be permitted at the cemetery, provided individuals do not exit their vehicle or gather as this may exceed the maximum outdoor gathering limit.

Please note that any guidance shared is subject to change

Please note that any guidance shared is subject to change

Thank you,

Faye Doucette

Funeral Director & Owner

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Belvedere Funeral Home was founded in 1993, and is owned and operated by Faye Doucette.

We are proud to provide comprehensive funeral services to persons of all faiths, convenient offstreet parking for more than 90 vehicles, and full wheelchair accessibility.

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