Advice from the Ministry of Health:


Can a priest, imam or religious celebrant provide last rites in a hospital, hospice, or private residence under Alert Level 3?

Yes – priests, imam and religious celebrants can provide last rites in a hospital, hospice or private residence under Alert Level 3.

If the person who is dying is in a health facility, they have to adhere with the visiting policy of the health facility and the relevant infection prevention and control procedures. See the website below:

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-situation/health-and-disability-services-alert-level-3/alert-level-3-questions-and-answers?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=COVID-19%20Cross-government%20daily%20update%20-%2023%20April%202020&utm_content=COVID-19%20Cross-government%20daily%20update%20-%2023%20April%202020+CID_355da751bffcd0934989bb674843f758&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=please%20visit%20this%20link

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