Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recreation

Updated July 13th 2021

Updated  to reflect the move into Phase 4 as of June 20th 2021

There is no curfew and the below guidance must be followed.

Bars and Nightclubs

  • Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted
  • There is no restriction on the number of persons permitted at a table. 
  • Tables may be spaced 6 ft apart if preferred.
  • Indoor and outdoor bar service is permitted (both seated and standing). 
  • Businesses may wish to consider requiring SafeKey as extra protection for staff.
  • Patrons must wear masks indoors only, when not eating/drinking or standing at the bar.
  • Staff must wear masks indoors at all times.

For further guidance visit: Bar and Nightclub Guidance.

Dining

  • Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted
  • There is no restriction on the number of persons permitted at a table. 
  • Tables may be spaced 6 ft apart if preferred.
  • Indoor and outdoor bar service is permitted (both seated and standing). 
  • Businesses may wish to consider requiring SafeKey as extra protection for staff.
  • Patrons must wear masks indoors only, when not eating/drinking or standing at the bar.
  • Staff must wear masks indoors at all times.

For further guidance visit Indoor and Outdoor Guidance.

Gyms, Exercise Facilities, Health Clubs and Dance Studios

  • Staff, personal trainers and patrons must wear a mask when indoors and not working out

For further guidance visit: Gyms, Exercise Facilities, Health Clubs and Dance Studios

Events and Gatherings

  • Gatherings are restricted to groups of no more than 50 people. 
  • The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport may grant a large gathering exemption permitting more than 50 persons to assemble, provided appropriate physical distancing is maintained and relevant guidance is followed at all times.
  • The exemption may also be subject to additional conditions that the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport may impose. For example, a condition that may be imposed is the requirement that persons possess and present for verification their valid SafeKey at the specified place on the specified date/dates.

For further guidance visit: Events and Gatherings guidance 

Sport and Return to Play Guidance

Effective 20th June, sport is permitted at Stage 4 of the Return to Play Guidance.  Stage 4 allows for full competition with fans, within the requirements of the Emergency Regulations and Public Health Guidance.

For further information visit: Guidance for governing sporting bodies, affiliated clubs, teams and sporting events

Movie Theatres, Theatres, Museums, Libraries and Similar Places of Public Entertainment/Venues

  • The maximum number of persons permitted in venues is 50.
  • Masks must be worn indoors.

The following are minimum guidance from the Ministry of Health for all movie theatres and similar venues. Venues may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all employees and customers: Movie Theatres, Theatres, Museums, Libraries and Similar Places of Public Entertainment/Venues

Parks, Beaches, Playgrounds and Golf Courses

All parks, beaches, playgrounds and golf courses are open.

Visiting Parks, Beaches, Playgrounds and Golf Courses Guidance: Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others (The Centers for Disease Control & Infection, 2019).

Personal Services

  • Barber shops, beauty salons, spas and massage therapists are permitted to provide services that require masks to be removed.
  • Staff must wear masks (covering their nose and mouth) at all times, including during treatment.
  • Customers must wear masks when indoors, except during services that require  masks to be removed.

For further guidance visit: Personal Services Guidance.

Pools

Click here to review the guidance regarding the operation of pools.

Religious Establishments, Weddings, Domestic Partnerships and Funerals

Indoor and outdoor religious services (other than funerals and weddings) are allowed and the maximum gathering size does not apply, although physical distancing measures may be applied. However:

  • Indoor and outdoor (graveside) funerals are allowed with a maximum of 50 persons plus the officiant and funeral home staff. - For an outdoor gathering limit exemption an application must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport.
  • Indoor and outdoor weddings and domestic partnerships are allowed with a maximum of 50 persons plus the officiant and photographer. - For an outdoor gathering limit exemption an application must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport.

For further guidance visit: Religious Establishments, Weddings, Domestic Partnerships and Funerals

Retail Stores

Retail stores may operate without any capacity limitation.

For furrther guidance visit: COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Stores.

Island Boats ‘Hire & Reward’

  • Boats are permitted to operate with full capacity. 
  • For hire and reward customers there may be some pre-screening; including temperature taking and a questionnaire to collect contact information on each person for contact tracing record keeping. - (Note that although temperature taking is optional, collecting contact information for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes is mandatory).

For further information see: Guidance for Island Boats for Hire & Reward

Recreational Boating 

  • Boats are permitted to operate with full capacity. 

Animal Owners

COVID-19 remains a disease primarily spread by human-to-human transmission. There is no evidence of animals passing the virus to humans or contributing to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 amongst people, however, the following Guidance will provide Animal Owners with precautions to take should they contract COVID-19: COVID-19 Public Guidance for Animal Owners

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