Updated Funeral guidelines

Up to 25 people may attend Funeral Masses and burials

Bishop Fintan Gavin has updated the diocesan guidelines for funerals in a letter to priests of the diocese.

Funeral Masses may have up to 25 people attending the church and the burial from Monday June 8th. Requirements on physical distancing and sanitising remain. This change is in light of updated government Covid-19 restrictions.

Bishop Fintan has also advised priests that plans are being made iinvolving parishioners, clergy and the bishop to develop guidelines to be used in churches during the road-map phase that begins on June 29th.

This will be informed by guidance from the Irish Bishops Conference which is to be published this coming week and by the requirements of the public health authorities.