IMPORTANT - ENHANCED SAFE-DISTANCING MEASURES AT FUNERAL SERVICES AND WAKES
Singapore Funeral Sanctuary has received latest circular provided by NEA on the following:
1. As part of the circuit breaker measures introduced to break the chain of COVID 19 transmission, the Singapore government announced on 3 April 2020 that all residents are to stay at home and not leave their homes except for essentials purposes from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 (both dates inclusive).
2. We refer you to our Circular on 10 April 2020, and wish to remind you that funeral services and wakes, while allowed, should involve no more than 10 persons at any one time (excluding religious workers and other supporting staff, which must be kept to a minimum and limited to essential activities only). Attendance should be limited to family members as far as possible.
3. NEA would like to emphasise that in keeping with the intent of the circuit breaker measures, the 10 persons requirement applies to the foot procession send-off as well. Funeral directors are to ensure that families comply with the measures. Everyone needs to take these measures seriously and co-operate to work together to protect ourselves, our family and friends, and the people around us.
4. Any person who does not comply with the stay home measures can face a fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment of up to 6 months or both. For second or subsequent offences, the penalty is a fine of up to $20,000, or imprisonment of up to 12 months, or both. NEA will also not hesitate to impose other actions e.g. restrict funeral directors from the use of all government-managed after-death facilities, for failure to advise and ensure families abide by these requirements.
At Singapore Funeral Sanctuary, we understand the needs to grief over the lost of love one with families and close acquaintance but due to Circuit breaker movement all funeral services and wakes are limited to only 10 participants.
As such, Singapore Funeral Sanctuary will provide necessary means for those who are unable to participate at the wake venue to ensure any funeral services held are meaningful.