ATTENTION

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IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS BOARD OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IS AIMING TO BE VIGILANT IN PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE FUNERAL PROFESSION THAT WILL RESULT IN MINIMIZING THE THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF FUNERAL PROFESSIONALS AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL,  WHO WILL BE AVAILING OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PROFESSION.  

COVID-19 spreads mainly through close contact, within 6 feet of a person who is currently infected. The virus is transmitted primarily through droplet spray produced when the infected person coughs or sneezes.  It is possible to be infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated by droplets containing the virus. If you are in contact with infected surfaces, it is possible to be affected by the virus if you touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth. Older people, young children, and persons with underlying health conditions are at a higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illnesses. 

The general public should be aware that your funeral services provider is very concerned about the implications of the Covid-19 situation and will be implementing measures to assure the health and safety of your family and friends at the time of your bereavement.  The Funeral Profession is asking your understanding and cooperation as your work with your Funeral Provider.  Please take the following precautions along with the measures implemented by your funeral provider: 

  • Disinfect hands – with soap and water for at least 60 seconds or use a hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol-based) 

  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing 

  • Disinfect surfaces – although there has been debate on how long a virus can live on surfaces, there seems to be a consensus that on non-porous surfaces the virus can live up to 72 hours and on porous surfaces, the virus can live up to 24 hours.  To be sure of your health and safety one should assume the worst-case scenario. 

  • Practice social distancing (refrain from hugging, handshaking, etc.) 

  • Whenever possible, use technology to limit the need for in-person meetings or gatherings 

  • Self-Isolation – if you are showing symptoms or you have tested positive for COVID-19 

  • Limit unnecessary travel out of province 

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Welcome to the Embalmers and Funeral Directors Board of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

The "Board" operates under the jurisdiction of Service NL and its Minister.

 

The responsibilities of the Board are primarily the licencing, regulating and education related to Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Funeral Homes in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Thank you for visiting our webpage.  If you require further information, please contact us at the contact information provided.

Phone: 1-709-535-2624

Fax: 1-709-535-3516

Administrator (Bert Twyne) Cellphone: 1-709-541-5005

 

Members of the Board

Connie White
Connie White

Vice Chairperson

Bert Twyne
Bert Twyne

Registrar/Administrator P.O. Box 839 Lewisporte, NL A0G 3A0 Tel: 709-535-2624 Cell: 709-541-5005 Fax: 709-535-3516 E-mail: bertgtwyne@gmail.com

Pleaman Menchenton
Pleaman Menchenton

Public Representative P.O. Box 47 Norris Arm N, NL A0G 3N0

Don Green
Don Green

Elected Industry Member P.O. Box 138 Winterton, NL A0B 3M0

John Anderson Jr.
John Anderson Jr.

Elected Industry Member PO Box 2117 St. John’s NL A1C 5R6

Terry Hutchings
Terry Hutchings

Public Representative 46 Phillip Drive Corner Brook, NL A2H 6A9

Lydia Dutton
Lydia Dutton

Public Representative 112 Circular Road St. John's, NL A1C 2Z5

Nova Lee Scammell
Nova Lee Scammell

Chairperson Elected Representative P. O. Box 309 Lewisporte, NL A0G 3A0

 
If you have questions or comments that you would like to share with the Board, please complete the form to the right and we will promptly respond.
Embalmers and Funeral Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 839
Lewisporte, NL
A0G 3A0

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