17 Jun 2020

10 quarantine exemptions attended burial, but testing not confirmed

From Checkpoint, 6:21 pm on 17 June 2020

There are reports that another group of mourners have been allowed out of quarantine early to attend a funeral in Christchurch.

A local funeral director says he was contacted by health officials on Tuesday who informed him that a group of 10 would be attending a funeral - despite only being part way through their quarantine.

Steven Parkyn from Lamb and Hayward Funeral home did not feel comfortable and asked they not attend the funeral, but says they did show up to the burial afterwards.

He talks to Lisa Owen.