Funeral directors and funeral homes are essential businesses, so they will still be working during alert level 4.

However, groups of people gathering together for funerals and tangi is not allowed during alert level 4.

If somebody dies during alert level 4, only the people who lived with that person can go to the funeral home and cemetery with them. You can talk to the funeral director about how everyone can pay their respects without being close together.

If someone you care about dies during alert level 4, it may be a hard time for you and your family. If you feel like you are not coping, it is important to talk with your doctor or a counsellor.

If you are feeling sad, stressed, worried or upset and need to talk to someone, you can call or text 1737 to talk to a counsellor. The number is open all day and night, and it is free.