Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Information for Funeral Clients Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Kings Funerals (Geelong, Newcomb, Ocean Grove, Torquay, Victoria)

King Funerals is committed to keeping up to date with Government regulations, AFDA (Australian Funeral Directors Association) requirements, and our current high standards of procedure. The safety and well-being of our client families and our team remain our number one priority.

Please contact our team for any questions or enquiries if you are unsure of any of the information provided here or elsewhere with regards to your service.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

We are taking the following precautions to help protect the health of families and their guests, including;

  • Continued high standards of cleaning and disinfecting at all Kings venues
  • Touchless sanitising stations are located at all Kings venues
  • Katharsis air filtration at our Newcomb venue. The state-of-the-art Katharsis air purification units use a mix of proven and new technologies to trap airborne viruses and contaminants, treat the air and return cycles of refreshed air into a room.
  • Adhering to all federal, state, and local government and AFDA regulations and guidelines.
  • Face masks are recommended where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • If your mandatory quarantine or isolation period is not concluded, or if you are experiencing respiratory/COVID-like symptoms, webcasting is available to those who cannot attend. Please discuss this with your Arranger.
  • We have a number of online services available for your convenience, including
    • Online guides to assist in making funeral arrangement decisions, such as our step-by-step funeral guide and online coffin & casket gallery
    • Online forms for contactless statutory form submissions
    • Online payments
What’s possible
  • All regular attended and unattended funeral offerings (Ask for our guide on basic, single, and double funeral services)
  • Cremation and burial options
  • Webcasting allows those who cannot be present in-person to be involved
  • e-Tributes to allow messages of condolence
  • Photo presentations during the service
  • Catering
  • Creativity is encouraged and our Arranger will work with you on your wishes
  • Meaningful elements such as flowers, candles, and readings
  • Our comfort dog, Womble, is available to be present with you and your guests
How we can help…
  • Your Arranger is available for any questions, concerns, or feedback at all times
  • We have 24/7 availability via phone or email
  • We are committed to working with the wishes of the family while staying within any current regulations
  • The Grief Centre is a complimentary telephone support service available to Kings families
  • FAQs and guides are available online and via your Arranger
  • We will continue to update you via your Arranger
  • We at Kings are here to help – and so are many professional and caring organisations like the ones listed here. We encourage you to see what services they have to offer and to call on them for assistance when needed.
  • Our partner, The Grief Centre, will contact you 6 weeks after the funeral and throughout the first year to support you, including the offer of counselling sessions. Your GP can provide mental health support, including referral to a psychologist.

We thank you for your patience and support.

Yours sincerely
Briohny Fitzgerald
Operations Manager
Kings Funerals