As of November 3, 2020
After a busy few months of renovations, we have recently opened our new multi-use space at the end of October. Your family can rest assured this space allows for gatherings to take place safely, following all health protocols. Throughout the course of late fall, a number of families have already made use of our new space for tributes and celebrations of life.
What you can expect when you come to our facility
Visitations – Public/Private
-Families must arrive no later than one hour prior to the gathering start time.
-Masks are mandatory at our facility and throughout all services provided. Guests may provide their own, or we can provide one for them.
-Your name and phone number will be taken upon arrival for tracing purposes (one per household).
-Hand sanitizer is located at the entrance upon check-in and throughout our facility.
-Guests are reminded to refrain from physical contact with family outside their household.
-Social distancing of 2m or 6ft will be maintained at all times (except for those from the same household).
- Enhanced floor decals throughout our facility denote social distancing areas where ‘We Stand Together, But Not Too Close’.
-Donations may be made as guests exit our facility. Procedures and a donation box for cash and cheques have been established. Please note no change will be provided.
Services within our Chapel/Reception Centre areas – Private for Invitees only
-For each chapel service a list of confirmed attendees will be required. Maximum outlined capacities for our Perth and Smiths Falls Chapels will be reviewed with each family.
-The chapel will have assigned seating to comply with social distancing guidelines.
-Once the service has concluded, please exit the chapel in the groups you have been seated with, respecting social distancing protocols.
Post Ceremony Gatherings
-Our Reception Centre and facilities can accommodate small groups of people at one time. Posted guidelines will be available on site.
- Our catering department has researched, and worked diligently in conjunction with our local health unit and are happy to recommence food and catering services within our facilities. The food, served to table, follows strict guidelines from health officials, whom have given us approval strictly on this basis. Under previous circumstances, food dropped off for consumption on our premises was accepted. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to accept these gestures of good will.
- All attendees must wear their masks when not seated.
-Any outdoor ceremony must be limited to 100 people or less.
Social distancing will remain in place. Please stay with your household units and continue to wear your face coverings throughout the ceremonies.
Thank you to all of the families and communities we are privileged to serve, our thoughts are with you.
The Blair Family
Blair & Son Funeral Directors Inc. Perth and Smiths Falls