Bermuda is undertaking a phased approach to reopening during the COVID-19 crisis. There will be limitations to what recreational activities persons can take part in as a balance between re-opening, health and safety is struck.
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 on precautions to take should they contract COVID-19: COVID-19 Public Guidance for Animal Owners
Bars and Nightclubs
In Phase 4, Bars and Nightclubs are allowed to open with increased health and safety guidance protocols. The information is available here.
Restaurants may offer both outdoor and indoor dining. However, both the food establishment and the customers will be required to comply with specific health and safety requirements. These specifics are included in the Guidance for Indoor Dining and the Directions on Outdoor Dining
Tips on Dining Out: Find out the Ten (10) most helpful tips on keeping yourself safe while you are dining out at a restaurant or in a public place.
Reopening gyms, exercise facilities, health clubs and dance studios requires enhanced health and safety protocols for staff, patrons and owners.
Guidance for governing sporting bodies, affiliating clubs, teams and sporting events : See for information on sports, sporting events, and affiliated clubs on how to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Events
If you are planning to organize an event where more than 50 people will be assembling you should firstly apply to the Minister of National Security for an exemption.
The Gudiance includes options for how to halloween safely during COVID-19. See How to Halloween Safely during COVID-19.
Movie Theatres, Theatres, Museums, Libraries and Similar Places of Public Entertainment/Venues
Guidance for Movie Theatres, theatres, museums, libraries, and similar places of public entertainment venues are available for owners, staff and patrons. Download the Re-Opening Guidelines for Movie Theatres, Theatres, Museums, Libraries and similar Places of Public Entertainment in Bermuda
Parks and Beaches
Guidelines for visiting Beaches, Pools and Parks: 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).
A list of what is permitted and health and safety protocols required for these services is provided in the Directions for Providing Personal Services Safely.
Currently, there is no evidence that Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be spread to other persons through water such as pools if appropriate disinfection with chlorine or bromine is maintained. In addition to the following guidance, operators should review the “Return to Work Recommendations for Business Operations in Bermuda” and complete the mandatory Infection Prevention and Control training: Operation of Pools Guidance
Religious Establishments, Weddings, Domestic Partnerships and Funerals
The following guidance provides support for those wishing to worship or hold weddings, domestic partnerships and funerals: Religious Establishments Wedding, Domestic Partnership and Funeral Services
Retail stores which had previously operated under curbside and delivery only service, to now open for business under certain conditions with which both the customers and staff must comply. Download the Directions for Retail Stores.
Island Boats ‘Hire & Reward’
For hire and reward customers there should be some pre-screening; including temperature taking, a questionnaire to collect contact information on each person for contact tracing record keeping. For further information see Guidance for Island Boats 'Hire & Reward'
Boating is a great way to pass the time, get outdoors, and soak in what Bermuda waterways have to offer. Before you head out, check for boating access restrictions and regulations that are currently in place when it comes to getting out on the water: Guidance for Private Recreational Boating