A Funeral during the
Coronavirus Pandemic
The Restrictions and Your Choices

Public Health Directions allow people regardless of their vaccination status to attend a funeral, a different Direction applies to the catered gathering following the funeral.

  • A funeral service held at an indoor venue; up to 200 people or 1 person per 2 square metres, whichever is greater.
  • A funeral service held at an outdoor space (e.g. graveside) does not have occupant density limits and contact information is not required to be collected.
  • A funeral service held at a private residence; up to 100 people – including staff.

The Pioneers Room: Burstows catering facility, is located on-site but separate from the Chapel and Funeral Home. This facility provides a private venue to meet after the funeral where the atmosphere is friendly and uplifting. No COVID-19 occupant density applies if all guests are COVID-19 double vaccinated. If any persons are unvaccinated a maximum of 20 people can attend the catered gathering. We welcome this opportunity to provide you with a safe place to talk, share your memories and help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

Please note: Everyone 16 years of age and over attending the catered gathering must check in using the Qld app and provide proof of COVID-19 double vaccination or evidence of medical exemption prior to entry to the Pioneers Room.

To find out more about our services, including web-streaming for those unable to attend, and Hugs From Home, go to www.burstows.com.au or call us on 4636 9600 to discover how we can help make this a special, moving and healing experience for you, your family and friends.

The information in the Funeral Cost and Options PDF will provide you with an approximate price guide for a range of service combinations available during this time. In addition the links below will provide the most up to date COVID-19 information from State Health.

If you wish to seek further clarification on any service we provide please contact us at any time, we are here to support.




Contact Us

In the event of a death in the family, contact Burstows without delay. A funeral director is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will provide help and guidance from the first contact.