June 18, 2020
As all areas in The Diocese of Hamilton enter into Stage 2 of the Government of Ontario’s gradual reopening from the Covid19 pandemic shutdown the following changes and rules are being implemented by The Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
- Burials taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 people including priests, but not Funeral Home Staff.
- Funeral Home staff are responsible for ensuring that the ratio of attendees to Funeral Home staff is 10:1.
- All cemetery entrances are being reopened.
- Other visitation to cemetery grounds will be allowed during burials.
- Burials inside the mausoleums are limited to 20 people except in the following cases:
- Holy Souls (Holy Sepulchre) - 10 people
- Our Lady of Peace (Gate of Heaven) - 15 people
- Covid19 - Not allowed in the mausoleum
- Covid19 burials:
- In ground - 50 people
- In Mausoleum - 20 people outside the mausoleum
- Families will continue to be contacted by cemetery staff and informed of the rules
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton
600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, ON L7T 1J1
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