IFISS COVID Update – Victoria from 11:59pm Thursday 18th November 2021

Dear Friends of IFISS,

Please see below the easing of restrictions across Victoria for Funerals. In addition we have included the main COVID 19 quarantine guidelines to help you when dealing with families that have a positive family member or friend.

We have also attached the announcement and roadmap for your reference.


  • If everyone present is fully vaccinated, you can host or attend funerals and religious ceremonies at places of worship with no capacity limits or density limits.
  • If vaccination status isn’t being checked, these events are restricted to one person per 4 sqm up to a maximum of 50 people per facility. The cap at funerals doesn’t include those required to conduct the funeral There will still be mask requirements, density limits and caps in place for funerals, places of worship and other settings if the vaccination status of attendees is not being checked. The usual exceptions will apply.
  • From 11:59pm tonight, the vast majority of people who come into contact with a confirmed positive case outside their home won’t have to self-quarantine. These contacts will be required to get a standard (PCR) test and isolate until they get a negative result.
  • People who live with someone who has COVID-19 pose the highest transmission risk. Household contacts who have had more than four hours of contact with a case inside a household, accommodation or care setting must isolate for 7 days if fully vaccinated or 14 days if not fully vaccinated, with a PCR test required on day 0 and for release.
  • In addition to isolation changes for contacts, people who have COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 10 days, instead of 14 days.

The IFISS Support Team wish everyone the very best, both personally and professionally, in the weeks and months to come, as we begin to open up Australia.

Please be patient, kind and tolerant of each other and yourselves. You have all done an amazing job looking after families and their loved ones during an unprecedented event in our lifetime.

Kind regards,

IFISS Team Support


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