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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 cemetery services

Update on Auckland Council cemetery services during COVID-19 Alert Level 1.

The restrictions on numbers attending burials and other services are lifted, but we continue to encourage people to use physical distancing and masks.

All services must be organised through a registered Funeral Director.

We encourage people attending services to wear face masks and use QR codes located at our sites.

We recognise that during this unprecedented time in New Zealand's history, restrictions on cemetery services create added distress for people grieving the loss of a loved one. The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) website has prepared a helpful resource to support families to commemorate and farewell loved ones while we are all in isolation.

Other organisations are available to provide advice and support for grief and trauma – contact details can be found on the FDANZ website. We encourage you to reach out to others to help you through this very difficult time.

For advice on funeral arrangements, please contact your local funeral director / funeral home. The FDANZ website has helpful information about what to do when your loved one dies.

Genealogy research

Examination of physical records held at cemetery offices and face-to-face research support is only available through prior booking. For those researching family history, all genealogy searches can be completed online using our find a burial or cremation record tool.

Contact us

By phone: 0800 4 CEMETERY (0800 4 2363 8379)

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