Dept of An Taoiseach says immediate family members can still attend funerals, burials and cremations once social distancing can be maintained – irrespective of whether death arises from #covid19ireland – but with a total attendance of no more than 10 at any location
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The Government’s critical services list issued on Saturday included funerals as one of those services. The Government wants to ensure that families are able to bury their loved ones in a respectful manner while ensuring that all involved https://t.co/NFxCfTi3wO
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The Department of An Taoiseach has clarified the Government’s advice on attendance at funerals, burials and cremation.
It has said the numbers of people attending places of worship or the graveside should not exceed 10 and this may be restricted further in smaller enclosed spaces.
Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach Liz Canavan also said individual churches may put in place specific restrictions as a means to respond to specific local circumstances.