Government Made New COVID-19 Emergency Powers Regulation Changes

This evening the Government advised of the following changes to the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) (Stay at Home) Amendment (NO. 2) Regulations (attached).

These changes take effect today April 30, 2021 and the updates are as follows:

•  The public should note that the Bermuda College and public and private schools will be permitted to reopen for the purposes of sitting in person exams, subject to the approval of the Minister of Education. Staff and students must maintain the appropriate physical distancing and health and safety measures at all times. Additional requirements include following the recent changes to the exam guidelines.

•  Additionally the updated regulations will allow for Outdoor Weddings of up to ten (10) people to take place plus the officiant and a photographer. According to the regulations, receptions are not permitted.

•  The Minister of National Security will have the authority to grant large group exemptions for events to be held on or after 9th May. The appropriate physical distancing and health protocols must be maintained and followed at all times.

As a note, each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
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