Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Well-being

The respiratory disease COVID-19 has captured the attention of the world because of its quick spread and potential to cause severe illness in some people. At the Ministry of Health, your health and wellbeing is our main priority, and we are working hard to protect you....But we need your help. We urge you to take action to protect yourself, your family and your neighbourhood communities from this global threat. There are other steps you can take to help you stay healthy and avoid getting others sick.

Tips for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Emotional Wellbeing Hotline: Call 543-1111 for support from 9am-9pm daily

Mental Health: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. However, learning how to manage stress and get through stressful challenges, will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Download the Mental Health Guidance

BHBSymptom Tracking:  Use the BHB Patient Symptom Check List and Self-Assessment to identify the next steps you need to take for help or who you need to call.

Download the BHB COVID-19 Patient Symptom Check List and Self-Assessment

Contact Tracing: contact tracing is a fundamental part of outbreak control that's used by public health professionals around the world to prevent the spread of infections.

Download the "What is Contact Tracing?" Infographic

Mask Wearing: The Ministry of Health reccomends wearing face coverings in public settings for persons 2 years-old and older, where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies). Visit our Mask Guidance page.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and based on available information, pregnant women seem to have the same risk as other adults who are not pregnant. However, much remains unknown.

Download the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Guidance 

Preventative Behaviours: To prevent COVID-19 and to stop the spread there are a few behaviours to pratice that can keep you safe. These include: physical distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands. Below are some resources for further information on what you can do to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.

Avoid the three C's: Closed spaces, Crowded Places and close-contact settings

Coronavirus Prevention Tips: Cleanse hands, Cover your nose and mouth, Avoid close contact and Avoid travel

HealthIQ: a simple online tool that logs health status and symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19. Your data is confidential and cannot be viewed by anyone. 

High/Medium/Low Risk Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Public Health Measures Explained: Physical distance vs. Quarantine vs. Isolation

Stop the spread of COVID-19 and stay six feet between you and the next person

Self-Quarantine and Isloation Precautions: A person who has returned from travel or has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 will be required to Self-Quarantine for at least 14 days. Isolation is required when a person has a fever and a cough. 

Download the Self-Quarantine Do's and Don'ts 

Download precautions for people living with someone who is isolated with fever and a cough 

Seniors: Older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, kidney or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for illness from COVID-19 Disease. It is very important for seniors to take actions to reduce their risk of getting sick with the disease.

Guidelines for Bermuda's Seniors during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Shielding: Coronavirus can make anyone seriously ill, but some persons are extremely vulnerable and are at a higher risk and need to take extra steps to avoid becoming unwell – this is called shielding.

Guidance for Protecting Persons at Higher Risk from Infection (Shielding)

Guidance for Living with Persons at Higher Risk from Infection (Shielding)

Shielding Guidelines for Persons with Asthma

Shielding Guidelines for Persons with COPD

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