Acts & Regulations

A list of the Acts and Regulations which govern the funeral directing and embalming professions.

Applications and professional information

All professional information and forms can now be reviewed and downloaded on this web site. If you have any problems, please contact the office.

CEC Information

Please see our list of pre-approved continuing education credits, including courses available on-line.

COVID-19

Important information and resources for funeral professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Information

December 21, 2021

Effective 6:00 a.m., December 22, 2021 new restrictions will come into place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. These restrictions include:

Gathering limits of 25 percent of capacity to a maximum of 50 people indoors and outdoors apply to social gatherings, regular faith services, wedding ceremonies, funeral ceremonies and their associated visitation, movie theatres, meetings and training that are hosted by a recognized business or organization, including faith organizations.
 
Indoor and outdoor funeral ceremonies with a maximum of 10 people, plus officiant and funeral home staff, are allowed without proof of full vaccination but masks and physical distance are required; proof of full vaccination is still required for any visitation.
 
The full list of changes announced today can be found at:
https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211221004

December 17, 2021

Restrictions have been updated province-wide effective today, with changes to the gathering limits for funeral services, visitations, and receptions:

"Weddings, funerals and faith gatherings (including receptions and visitation) hosted by a business or organization - 50% of the venue’s capacity up to 150 people indoors and up to 250 people outdoors with social distancing and mask requirements.

There is no 'flow through' of attendees permitted for these services. 

The previous restriction for unvaccinated individuals remains in effect at this time:

Funeral services hosted by a business or organization (indoors and outdoors) can have up to 25 people plus the person conducting the ceremony and funeral home staff without proof of vaccination. Masks are required (indoors and outdoors). Receptions and visitation are not permitted.
Please monitor restrictions and guidelines as the situation remains fluid and may change at any time. The full list of restrictions and guidelines can be found here.

 

December 3, 2021

Restrictions continue to change and develop. Please see the link below to the Government of Nova Scotia Covid-19 website.

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/

Proof of vaccines are required for all funerals, receptions, and visitiations except  in the circumstance listed below:

  • Funeral services hosted by a business or organization (indoors and outdoors) can have up to 25 people plus the person conducting the ceremony and funeral home staff without proof of vaccination. Masks are required (indoors and outdoors). Receptions and visitation are not permitted.

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  • Funeral services, visitation and receptions hosted by a business or organization (indoors and outdoors) with proof of vaccination don’t have a gathering limit but need to follow the COVID-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities (PDF).

  • The full Proof of Vaccination Policy can be found here.