Alfred James’ Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Update 20/7/2020

Government regulations now require a maximum limit of 100 mourners that are allowed to attend a funeral service which also requires funeral homes and other venues to comply with the space measures of 2sqm per person with 1.5m social distancing practices.

To ensure we are complying with government regulation and continue with safe practices for staff and mourners, a guide below indicates how many mourners can attend each of our funeral homes. However many venues around Adelaide comply and can accommodate 100 mourners. Please do not hesitate to contact Alfred James Funeral Homes for further information.


From 29th June 2020 unlimited mourners can attend a funeral service, however subject to social distancing requirements.  Therefore not every chapel and venue will be appropriate due to the social distancing guidelines.  The number of people that can attend a funeral does not include staff members, ministers and celebrants involved in the service.

Social distancing guidelines require 2 square metres of space per person to ensure the 1.5 metre social distancing regulations are met.  People who live together do not have to maintain the 1.5 metre social distancing rule.

We have 7 convenient locations around Adelaide and we can safely accommodate the number of mourners as listed below:

Lockleys: 42 mourners in the Chapel / 20 standing in the foyer

South Plympton: 45 mourners in the Chapel /  24 standing in the foyer or 50 people standing in the courtyard area

Morphett Vale: 64 mourners in the Chapel / 36 standing in the foyer

Holden Hill: 54 mourners in the Chapel / 20 standing in the foyer

Prospect: 82 mourners in the Chapel (no foyer area)

Alberton: 27 mourners in the Chapel (no foyer area)

Unley: 20 mourners in the Chapel (no foyer area)

Some families may wish to use another venue for a funeral, such as a church, garden or crematorium chapel.  There are a number of options available for funeral services.  Please call us on 8272 8555 for further information.  We are available anytime, day or night.Abstract, Decorative, Divider, Fancy

The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of changes in the community and this includes funeral services. A time of death is inevitably a time of trial and stress for family and friends.

At Alfred James we are here to help, guide and advise at this difficult time. The funeral service is an important element in acknowledging a family’s loss and grief. In our current climate, Alfred James is still able to arrange and conduct funerals. However, we have made some changes to comply with the current restrictions in place.

We have reduced the number of people allowed inside our funeral chapels. We ask that if you are unwell that you do not attend the funeral service. We are working with churches, cemeteries and crematoria to safely and appropriately conduct funeral services.

We can arrange recording of the funeral service that can be made available to those who cannot attend. In some locations we can arrange live-streaming of the funeral service.

At Alfred James, each funeral is arranged to meet the needs and wishes of the deceased’s family and friends. This has always been the case and continues to be our approach when conducting a funeral.

If you have any questions, need assistance or would like to discuss this further, please contact one of our trained staff on 8272 8555. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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