Effective July 16, 2021

The BAO is issuing this Registrar’s Directive in alignment with the Government of Ontario’s Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen announcement today.

Indoor funeral services

  • Indoor funeral services are permitted with physical distancing of two metres (six feet) between people.
  • No capacity limit, except for the physical distancing requirement.
  • Masks or face coverings are required indoors.
  • Passive screening continues: There must be passive screening of guests, meaning have COVID signage at the entrance for guests to self-assess.
  • Guests must still be logged to enable contact tracing. Records must be kept for 30 days.

Outdoor funerals / Services at cemeteries

  • No capacity limit, except for the physical distancing requirement.
  • Cemeteries can restrict access as they deem necessary, as usual.
  • All attendees and staff must adhere to local public health unit restrictions.

-Carey Smith, CEO/Registrar, BAO

Welcome to Dryden Community Funeral Home

Dryden Community Funeral Home is a place where the bereaved come to gain some sense of closure after losing a loved one. We believe in helping our families with their needs and also following the wishes of the departed. The passing of a mother, grandfather, friend etc. is hard enough without having to worry about funeral arrangements. You tell us what you would like to do and we will do our best to make that a reality. No request is too big or too small. A funeral service is about celebrating a life lived.

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