A Bendigo funeral director has spoken of the challenges the current COVID-19 restrictions pose.
Bendigo Funerals' Simon Mulqueen said while people generally accept the limit on the number of people attending funerals, it is still a hard time for families.
"Ten people doesn't cover a lot of families and it is very tough," Mr Mulqueen said.
Under stage three restrictions, funerals are limited to just 10 guests and the staff required to conduct the service.
One positive to come out of the pandemic could be the increased use of technology to broadcast funeral services, according to Mr Mulqueen, who said only a handful of services would include a live stream prior to COVID-19.
"Technology is helping us overcome some elements of these restrictions," he said.
"Almost all funeral services are live streamed now and it will be interesting to see after COVID-19 if that continues.
"There may be a shift in expectations with how technology is incorporated in funerals."
Signing an online condolence book or watching a live stream still offers family and friends a way of feeling apart of the service, Mr Mulqueen said.
"There remains an opportunity to grieve," he said.
At the onset of the pandemic in mid-March, Mr Mulqueen said some families contemplated having a celebration or gathering later in the year.
"Some people that were dealing with that earlier this year have now moved on from that idea," he said.
"None of us know when these restrictions will end so I don't think there are huge expectations in that space."