*** Update on COVID - 19 Protocol's July 16, 2021 ***
As per our regulatory board, The Bereavement Athority of Ontario (B.A.O.) - Indoor and outdoor services are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres. This includes Funeral services (at the funeral home or an offsite location), arrangements and gatherings at the cemetery. We MUST still maintain social distancing and the wearing of a facial mask. Therefore our funeral home policy will be a maximum of 50 people in our facility during visitations and 65 for funeral services. Cemeteries and other places where services can be held can all make their own limitations but are subjected to maintaining social distancing requirements. Please understand, rules and restrictions during this time are changing regularly, and we will be doing our best to keep our website current.
Brock and Visser Funeral Home
All public health officials agree that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to follow typical flu precautions. These include the following:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer (sanitizers available throughout the funeral home)
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you are sick
We ask if you have been traveling or have been outside of Canada recently that you abide by the Government recommendation to self-quarantine for 14 days, and not attend any services or visitations at the funeral home. We understand that it can be difficult to miss a loved one’s funeral and as a result, we do offer audio recordings for services on CD that can be listened to in the comfort of your own home.
If you are attending a service at the funeral home, we do ask that you do your best to continue to practice social distancing and limit any forms of physical contact. This includes shaking hands, hugging, and kissing.
We are being extra diligent in keeping up with the complete disinfection and sanitation of our facilities, especially in areas most frequently visited by our guests. Furthermore, please note that the CDC has assured us there is currently no known risk directly related to being in the same room of the body of someone who died of COVID-19 while attending a funeral or visitation.
During this time, Brock and Visser Funeral Home may be limiting our staff and business hours to limit the risk of infection. We are also trying to limit the amount of non-essential meetings. Please understand that we will be available 24 hours a day by phone should you require any need for immediate assistance.
In brief, the health and safety of our families and staff are our number one priority during this time and we are doing our very best to keep up with the most recent procedures and protocols recommended by health professionals with regards to COVID-19.
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY - WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS
We are a licensed funeral establishment in the Province of Ontario under the auspices of the B.A.O. (Berevment Authority of Ontario). Our license is classified as a Class 1 license (# 552 Woodstock # 466 Thamesford). This enables our establishment to perform funeral services such as; conducting and arranging funeral/memorial services. Transferring of deceased individuals from the place of death. Embalming and viewing publicly or privately of a deceased individual and allows the funeral home and it's licensed funeral directors to enter into at need and pre-need contracts. A class 1 funeral establishment can perform the most comprehensive service with very little restrictions.
A link to the B.A.O. Cosumer guide can be accessed by copying this link to your address bar: https://thebao.ca/for-consumers/consumer-information-guide/