Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recreation

Bars and Nightclubs

Indoor Bars and Nightclubs can reopen as of 21st January 2021. Please visit the Bar and Nightclub Guidance.

Dining

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 Indoor and Outdoor Guidance.

Gyms, Exercise Facilities, Health Clubs and Dance Studios

Gyms must comply with specific health and safety requirements for clients and staff. The following guidance provides further information: Gyms, Exercise Facilities, Health Clubs and Dance Studios

Events and Gatherings

The Events and Gatherings guidance page contains the information you need to review when holding events and gatherings. In order to hold an event or gathering larger than the permitted 25 person maximum, an exemption from the Minister of National Security is required. The form that must be completed in order to apply for an exemption is included within this guidance.

Sport and Return to Play Guidance

For groups participating in sports, they have to comply with specific health and safety requirements, which are outlined in the following guidance: Guidance for governing sporting bodies, affiliating clubs, teams and sporting events

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

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 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).

Personal Services

 A list of what is permitted and health and safety protocols required for these services is provided in the Personal Services Guidance.

Pools

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

Weddings, Domestic Partnerships and Funeral services are required to comply with specific health and safety requirements whether the service is held indoors or outdoors, which is outlined in the following guidance: Religious Establishments, Weddings, Domestic Partnerships and Funerals

Retail Stores

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 for Hire & Reward

Recreational Boating 

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

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 on precautions to take should they contract COVID-19: COVID-19 Public Guidance for Animal Owners

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