Sorry Business and Funerals During COVID-19


*PLEASE NOTE: Information only current at time of publishing, for the latest information please visit: https://www.datsip.qld.gov.au/coronavirus/sorry-business-funerals

Funerals with more than ten people are not allowed under strict new controls to stop coronavirus.

Sorry Business and other cultural activities are very important. But it is more important at the moment to keep Elders — and others who are already ill — safe by not holding gatherings of more than a few people.

The Federal Government has banned large indoor and outdoor gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and this includes sorry business and family gatherings such as wakes.

Travel restrictions are also in place across Queensland, so people will not be able to travel to attend gatherings.

Families need to talk about other ways they can conduct sorry business while restrictions are in place. There are some good recommendations in the resources below put together by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.


datsip_sorrybusiness factsheet

Download PDF Posters and Fact Sheet:

DATSIP – Sorry – Business-Poster (PDF)

DATSIP – Sorry – Business- Fact Sheet (PDF)


Visit the DATSIP Site for more resources developed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:





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