Singapore Funeral Regulations during COVID-19
Updated: Jul 13
Everyone should do their parts
A funeral can still be organised even with reduced attendance, and we are here to help families in their time of grief. There might be many funeral-related questions in your mind that remain unanswered in this article. Feel free to call us to clear your doubt.
Current Regulations at The Wake
Funeral wakes are still allowed to be held, be it at void decks or funeral parlours but with a maximum capacity of of 10 people. The headcount includes family members, relatives and guests, but excludes funeral director, monks, priests, pastors, and staffs (undertakers and pallbearers). Which also means, lesser visitors to the wake.
Cremation & Burial
There is a limit of 10 people (excluding funeral director, staff & rites executors) who can attend the cremation rites at the respective private or public crematorium. This also applies to burials at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery.
Staff at the crematorium will be conducting checks at the entry points of these facilities. Attendees beyond the 10-person cap will not be allowed to enter the permises. NEA has started to issue passes to attendees, and attendees without passes will be stopped from entering Mandai Crematorium or Choa Chu Kang Cemetery.
Columbaria & Cemetery
Collection of ashes are now limited to a maximum of 4 people.
All NEA Columbia and cemetery are closed. If your loved one are resting at a privately-owned columbarium, do call to check on the measures they have implemented as each columbarium has different regulations to prevent wasted trip.