Facts about Funerals and COVID-19
As of November 25, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
For over 110 years Speers has been a trusted name in this community and today we stand by ready to help. We remain open and will respond with professionalism, care and compassion in our mission to help families as they grieve and celebrate life. If you have any questions or need assistance, call us at (306)522-3232.
Speers prioritizes the health and well-being of our staff and guests. We understand this is a fluid situation and are monitoring and evaluating developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
We still believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is important. The Province of Saskatchewan has outlined additional measures taken to protect Saskatchewan residents. As of November 27, 2020, Funeral and Memorial services are limited to 30 people. We will continue to offer complimentary online photo books, livestreaming of services and FM transmitting. We also encourage the community to reach out to each family via their Tribute Page on speersfuneralchapel.com. Beginning November 6, 2020 mandatory mask use is required in all indoor public spaces in Regina. To further protect our staff and the families we serve, we will also require mask usage in our building as of November 4, 2020.
We encourage you to follow the PHAC recommendations to take the usual steps to help prevent the spread of illness:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or inner elbow
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Stay home when you are sick or not feeling well
In addition to communicating best health and safety practices to our staff and guests, Speers has implemented additional precautions throughout our facilities:
- Staff have been reminded of and encouraged to use good hand hygiene and cough etiquette habits
- Heightened daily disinfection practices for high-touch surfaces
- Asking all guests entering our facilities if they have a cough, are experiencing shortness of breath, have a fever or have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days
- Keeping record of all guests in our facilities and their contact information if further follow up is required by Public Health
- Arrangements that can be made online, over telephone or video chat with a Licensed Funeral Director
- Temporary use of disposable drinking glasses and bottled water for guests
For additional information please visit Saskatchewan Health Authority.