Alerts

  • Members of the public are invited to submit requests to rezone property or amend policies in the Bermuda Plan 2008. Requests should be submitted on a Rezoning Request form and emailed to jamarshall@gov.bm or submitted by hand to the Department of Planning, 5th Floor, Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building, 58 Court Street no later than Friday, 31March 2017.

Healthy living

How healthy are Bermudians? In December 2014, the Department of Health concluded a study to measure the risk of developing a chronic disease such as heart diseases, cancer, stroke, or diabetes for the Government of Bermuda.

In total, 42 per cent of Bermudians had three or more specific risk factors:

  • daily smokers
  • low fruit and vegetable consumption
  • insufficient physical activity
  • overweight
  • raised or high blood pressure

Read the Steps to a Well Bermuda Health Survey 2014 for detailed findings.

Health surveys of Bermuda’s residents are conducted every three to five years. These health surveys collect information about the health status of residents in Bermuda, their use of health services and  facilities, and health related aspects of their lifestyle.

The aim of the surveys are to:  

  • obtain information on a range of health issues,
  • enable trends in health to be monitored over time, 
  • and  provide information on health indicators for health priority areas.

Eating well in Bermuda

In 2011, most Bermudian adults were overweight or obese. To combat obesity in Bermuda, the government developed the eatwell_bda_dietary_guidelines1.pdfEat Well Dietary Guidelines to help Bermudians make healthy choices with food.

Maintaining health and healthy living

You’re never far from support for your health in Bermuda. See if one of the Department of Health’s programmes can help you.

The Department of Health provides several helpful resources for making healthy choices, all of which are available in PDF format:

It’s also important to keep up to date on your immunizations. Refer to the Government of Bermuda’s recommended immunizations schedule  to make sure that you are.

Health professionals should refer to the guide for reporting and investigating communicable diseases and syndromes in the event of a health epidemic.

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