ATTENTION

 

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 

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
Vice Chairperson
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
Public Representative
P.O. Box 47
Norris Arm N, NL
A0G 3N0
Don Green
Elected Industry Member
P.O. Box 138
Winterton, NL
A0B 3M0
John Anderson Jr.
Elected Industry Member
PO Box 2117
St. John’s NL
A1C 5R6
Terry Hutchings
Public Representative
46 Phillip Drive
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6A9
Lydia Dutton
Public Representative
112 Circular Road
St. John's, NL
A1C 2Z5
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Nova Lee Scammell
Chairperson
Elected Representative
P. O. Box 309
Lewisporte, NL
A0G 3A0
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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
John Anderson Jr.

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