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Find out how to access health services in Bermuda, from public clinics to government-run community support programmes, or read helpful guides and tips on managing and maintaining your health.

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  • As of August 22 2022, unvaccinated visitors travelling to Bermuda must show proof of travel health insurance to enter Bermuda (as well as a valid pre-travel test).

    Documentation of travel health insurance must be uploaded to a traveller’s Travel Authorisation application for review.

  • Due to the progress that has been made with COVID-19 vaccines, the availability of treatments and the general knowledge of the virus, it is no longer necessary to practice shielding (a method of protecting persons at the highest risk of severe illness if they catch COVID-19).

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  • Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Offices, Shops, Places of Worship, Personal Services, etc.
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  • Updated November 1, 2021

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

  • Updated 14th February 2022

  • The purpose of ‘workplace quarantine’ is to ensure that establishments can maintain the staffing levels required in order for immunised workers to provide services safely and generate economic activity.

  • How do vaccines work?
  • Updated November 1, 2021

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

    Retail stores may operate without any capacity limitation.

    Additionally, the following conditions apply:

  • Premises Check for expired/out of date foods Deep clean and sanitize chillers/refrigerators and check safe operating temperatures Check dry storage for out of date or damaged foods, any pest activity
  • Updated June 30th 2021

    As of June 20th 2021 Bermuda moved into Phase 4.

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

  • Updated on March 21, 2022.

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

  • BACKGROUND

    This guidance will provide information about how and when to clean and disinfect community facilities, e.g. places where the public, customers or employees have access. It is not intended for healthcare or senior care facilities.

  • BACKGROUND

    This guidance provides information on how and when to clean and disinfect community facilities, e.g. places where the public, customers or employees have access. It is not intended for healthcare or senior care facilities.

  • 1.0 INTRODUCTION

  • Updated September 22, 2021

    There is a night-time curfew in effect from 12:30am - 05:00am daily and the below guidance must be followed.

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

  • THIS TOOLKIT IS DESIGNED FOR ALL EMPLOYERS
  • Updated August 26th 2022

  • YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Updated December 13th 2021

    Note:

    All of the below tests are forms of "PCR tests".

  • Updated August 31st 2022

    Testing Positive

    Positive cases must isolate immediately.

  • Singing:

    Can schools allow singing indoors in the classroom or school hall?

  • Bermuda’s Package of Non-Pharmaceutical and Mitigating Safety and Health Measures:

    What has the Government of Bermuda done to prevent or slow the spread of the virus?

  • My family and I were told to quarantine for 14 days, but I tested negative, can’t I go back to work?
  • The purpose of this webpage is to provide general information regarding COVID-19 as it pertains to schools and childcare facilities. It is intended to assist parents, educators and other interested persons.

  • SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19
  • How do vaccines work?
  • Priority scheduling for the first batch of the vaccine
  • Updated February 4, 2022.

  • Updated November 29, 2021

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

  • 1.   Is the vaccine safe?
  • Updated November 1, 2021

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

  • Updated: June 12th, 2022

    For information on getting a COVID-19 test click here. 

  • Updated February 28th, 2022

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

  • Updated February 4, 2022

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

  • Updated 22 June 2022

    For the upcoming 2022 Summer Break:

  • About the App

    What is WeHealth Bermuda?

  • Updated 4 February 2022

     

    Sport is currently permitted at Level 3B.

  • Updated March 4, 2022

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

  • Updated March 4, 2022

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

  • Updated February 4, 2022

  • Updated September 7, 2022

    The guidance* requirements are the minimum recommended for workplaces, but more stringent policies may be implemented based on the workplace’s risk assessment.

    *As per Regulation 3 of the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) Regulations 2022

  • Bermuda’s New COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

  • Effective August 22, 2022:

    A valid pre-travel COVID-19 test must be a COVID-19 NAAT test listed below or a supervised antigen test.

  • Updated 7th March 2022

  • Effective August 22, 2022: The following changes apply to unvaccinated travellers only. If you are fully vaccinated, Bermuda's border protocols remain unchanged.

    Travel Requirements for: Working Crew Arriving by Air or Sea

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  • We are now in early Stage 3 Moving to Normal, where childcare services, full Government opening, end of mandated work from home, full public transportation,  cinemas and museums and e

  • Updated January 20, 2022

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

  • COVID-19 has bought about unprecedented changes to communities around the world and Bermuda has not been excluded. In light of these changes, business owners and managers have several questions on what business operations should look like in the post COVID-19 environment.

  • Updated August 26, 2022

    Guidance for Return to School and Day Care after Travel

  • From March 31st 2022

    When to wear a mask

    The COVID‐19 virus is mainly spread from person to person by small virus-containing droplets that are exhaled when an infected person is speaking, singing, coughing, sneezing or breathing.

  • From 31 March 2022, you must wear a face mask indoors when:

    travelling by bus, ferry (excluding the outdoor decks), taxi, limousine or minibus – both passengers and operators,

    working in or visiting

  • The World Health Organization has declared the current coronavirus situation a pandemic. A pandemic is the increased and sustained transmission of a disease across many countries.

  • The numbers generated through this model cannot be interpreted as predictions of what will occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Rather, they should be treated as estimates of what might happen, based on the assumptions used in generating these estimates and the modelling strategy used.

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

    Develop a plan to manage your business through the new and unique operational challenges of COVID-19.

  • Updated January 20, 2022

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

  • Infection Prevention and Control Training is incredibly important. No matter where you work or which industry you work in, the risk of spreading infections in the workplace is ever-present.

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  • Tips

  • Tips for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Psycho-Educational Program was developed to focus on children who could not be effectively treated in Bermuda or those who had exhausted all available therapeutic services.

  • Day care centres provide care for more than three children outside of the home and must follow the Children Act 1998 and the
  • As a result of Hurricane Humberto and with the anticipation of Tropical Storm Jerry impacting the island everyone in Bermuda has been operating at a high level of anxiety for more than a week. We urge everyone to pay attention to their stress levels and those of loved ones.

  • The Health and Safety at Work (Pressure Systems) Regulations 1989 places a duty on all users / owners of a pressure system to ensure t

  • STEPS to a Well Bermuda 2019 was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Survey:

  • In order to practice as a psychologist in Bermuda, you must register with the Bermuda Psychologists Council (BPC). You will need to renew your registration every three years.

  • The Government will be transitioning to a more efficient way to fund BHB in order to prevent an increase to the standard premium rate (SPR) (the premium for the basic package of insurance, the Standard Health Benefit (SHB)).

  • SCARS and Centre Against Abuse hosted a Partner in Prevention Recognition Ceremony in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April). 

  • Your Reliable App For Vaccine Information Coming Soon! HealthyPeople BDA A phone application (app.) that will provide you with reliable vaccine information!
  • 14. Ensure Government funding for vulnerable populations is protected and directed to most needy
  • 13. Increase the access to interventions to prevent and manage non-communicable diseases and their risk factors
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  • Membership on most health boards, councils and committees is by appointment by the Minister of Health, per relevant legislation. This page lists the current 2021 membership. 

    MINISTRY OF HEALTH BOARDS 2021

     

  • The Ministry of Health is committed to consulting with stakeholders and the public on major policy initiatives to ensure the best possible outcomes can be developed.

  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) assists with connecting seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities and their caregivers with services and resources to support them.

    How do I find the helping service I need?

  • The Child Care Regulation Programme of the Dept. of Health is dedicated to informing the public and stakeholders about training opportunities and provide educational resources in the field of child care.

    Download the list of

  • Obesity and diabetes are major concerns for Bermuda and around the world. Below are some resources for a better understanding of obesity and what other countries are doing to address the problem:

  • The Health Promotion Office of the Department of Health is pleased to present the Directory of Helping Services (formerly the Directory of Services).

  • Child Care Regulation Programme
  • Day care providers can care for up to three children in their homes and must be registered with the Department of Health. They must comply with the Children Act 1998.
  • Every year, children entering P1 in a Government primary school in September are screened for speech-language development and sensory-motor skill development.

  • The Minister of Health appoints the Board Members of two quangos - the Bermuda Health Council and Bermuda Hospitals Boards. 

    Below is information on the quangos.

  • The Board of Speech Language Pathologists/Audiologists regulates speech language pathologists and audiologists in Bermuda.

  • The Advisory Council for Safety and Health is established by Section 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1982 to advise the Minister of Health on safety a

  • The Bermuda Psychologists Council safeguards the welfare of the public in relation to the services of psychologists.

    Professional Body     

  • The Board of Physiotherapists regulated physiotherapists/physical therpaists in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Board of Occupational Therapists regulates occupational therapists in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Bermuda Nursing and Midwifery Council registers and regulates general nurses, psychiatric nurses, nurse associates, advanced practice nurses and enrolled nurses in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

  • The Mental Health Act 1968 and Code of Practice 2020
  • The Board of Medical Laboratory Technologists regulates medical laboratory technicians in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Health Insurance Committee is established to oversee the Health Insurance Fund, the FutureCare Fund and the Health Insurance Department.

    Health Insurance Committee

    Details

  • The Board of Emergency Medical Service Practitioners regulates emergency medical technicians (EMT), advanced EMTs and paramedics.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Board of Dietitians regulates dietitians in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Board of Diagnostic Imaging Technologists regulates diagnostic imaging technologists in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Board of Chiropodists regulates chiropodists (podiatrists) in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Board of Addiction Counsellors regulates addiction counsellors in Bermuda. 

    Professional Body

    Details

    Board of Addiction Counsellors

  • The Optometrists and Opticians Council registers and regulates optometrists and opticians.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Council for Allied Health Professionals registers and regulates allied health professionals in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Bermuda Pharmacy Council registers and regulates pharmacists in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Bermuda Medical Council registers and regulates medical practitioners in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • The Bermuda Dental Board regulates dentists, dental hygienists and dental technicians in Bermuda.

    Professional Body

    Details

  • Health Resources for Visitors  Before you travel to Bermuda
  • Grades on Licences is the Environmental Health Section’s hygiene and food safety scoring programme that displays the results of food premises’ annual inspections in letter grade format – A, B, C, or D on their

  • The Ministry of Health seeks to empower the community to lead healthy lifestyles. To do so, the Department of Health provides information and tools for individuals to take charge of their health. Some of those tools are listed below: 

  • The Ministry of Health has adopted the "This is Public Health Campaign" to highlight the work the Ministry does throughout Bermuda.

  • Please find below events that may be of interest:

    Windreach's Common Ground Conference 2020

  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) provides inspections, assessment and consultations for accessibility requirements e.g. ramps, door sizes, for new buildings and renovations. The purpose of this service is to help ensure and promote accessibility for all.

  • Senior abuse includes: physical, sexual and psychological abuse, financial exploitation; and physical and psychological neglect when the alleged abuser has a duty to care for the senior (a person over 65years of age).

  • Care Homes and Adult Day Care Facilities
  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) offers case management services to help seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities who require assistance in their daily lives.  

  • If you have a problem with rodents, call Vector Control.

    When you open a case with Vector Control:

  • The Government Fees Regulations 1976 detail the fees that shall be paid by businesses carrying out various functions. It is the duty of the various Departments within Government to apply these fees.

  • The Environmental Health Programme would like to ensure the public’s awareness of handouts, talks, workshops and other resources available for various business and private environmental health concerns. 

  • All workplaces—indoor and outdoor—in Bermuda are monitored for safety and health concerns. All employers must have a committee to review safety and health issues. Environmental Health Officers investigate complaints or major accidents (where there is a need).

  • The first line of defence from global public health threats is the security of our ports and airport. Our Environmental Health officers, aided by Customs and Immigration officers, are tasked with ensuring this safety.

  • The Vector Control team deals with rodent and mosquito infestations (only), as well as proactive surveillance of these pests in Bermuda.

  • The Vector Control programme is focused on ensuring mosquitoes and rodents are controlled and vectors are not introduced to the island. Port health is focused on preventing the spread of communicable diseases by travellers and cargo.

  • Environmental health officers are tasked with ensuring the safety of Bermuda’s water – both drinking and seawater.

    In order to do that, the officers:

  • Report a Nuisance

    To report a nuisance, submit via the electronic Nuisance Report Form or call: (441) 278-5333

  • The island’s schools, camps, playgrounds, clinical laboratories and pharmacies are responsible for providing the public with safe settings for care and play. Therefore it is of critical importance that these settings meet a standard that ensures utmost safety.

  • Environmental Health officers have a duty to ensure conditions in both homes and tourist accommodations are safe and provide a healthy environment.

  • Environmental Health officers provide critical assistance to ensure food and beverages consumed in Bermuda are safe.

    The officers:

  • Environmental Health plans and coordinates the national inspection and licensing programmes to maintain and improve the health of Bermuda’s people.

  • The Ministry of Health (MOH) team strives to provide high-quality services to all of its service users and welcomes all suggestions to improve.

  • The Ministry of Health strives to ensure a high level of care and service throughout the island’s health agencies.

  • The Minister of Health appoints 31 boards, councils and committees to perform mandated and advisory functions for the Ministry.  

  • The Ministry of Health will publish Issue Briefs on specific topics as the need arises.

  • The Ministry of Health publishes a quarterly newsletter that is sent to our stakeholders. If you wish to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please contact Robyn Skinner at 278-4900.

  • You can find below reports produced by the Ministry of Health or our affiliated organizations. If you would like to see more of our publications, please visit our Health Library.

  • Below are policies or guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health. For more publications by the Ministry of Health, please visit our Health Library. 

  • Agreement Respecting Facilities to be Given to Merchant Seamen for the Treatment of Venereal Diseases
  • The K. Margaret Carter Centre is a government-managed center that provides support and training for adults with learning and physical disabilities through six programme areas that include:

  • You can find documents produced by the Ministry of Health or our affiliated organizations, and relevant international reports in our health library.

  • The Health Information on this page is provided by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.

    The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit helps to manage and monitor the status of health in Bermuda by:

  • The Department of Health routinely samples and tests seawater from Bermuda's beaches to assure bathing water quality.

  • Vector Control inspectors survey Bermuda year round, with heightened inspections during the summer season. Inspectors map-out different neighbourhoods in their designated districts and visit each house (walk around the outside of your property or home) to check for mosquito breeding.

  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) assists with connecting seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities connect with services that may support them.

  • Anyone with a physical disability—or some difficulty moving normally—may benefit from physiotherapy. The Department of Health provides physiotherapy services through the Community Rehabilitation Office.

    Treatment may involve:

  • Occupational therapy focuses on a child’s ability to perform everyday activities in a way that provides meaning to life. Occupational therapy is important for a child when their activities are affected (or become limited) by delays in development, disability, or disease.

  • The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility is a government-owned, skilled nursing home, operated by the Ministry of Health. It is set on the former St. George’s Secondary School site; in attractive, spacious grounds just outside the town of St. George’s.

  • The Lefroy House Care Community is a government owned, multi-level elder care home that promotes purpose, fun, and spontaneity in the lives of elders. It sits on attractive and spacious grounds just outside of Dockyard in Sandys Parish.

  • In 2016, there were five confirmed imported (travel-related) cases of Zika virus  detected in Bermuda. Given that we have a population that travels frequently, imported cases remain likely to occur, however there have been no reported cas

  • Children generally understand far more than they are able to articulate themselves. Language can develop smoothly and continuously, or in jumps and spurts—there’s a lot of variation in the onset of expressive language.   

  • It’s not easy living with a chronic disease. You’ll need ongoing support with your self-management of diabetes. Good control of your diabetes requires teamwork between you, your physician, and other health care professionals.  

  • A child with an infectious disease may show general signs of illness. This can include fever, shivering, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.  

  • The following is the Department of Health’s recommended immunization schedules for healthy children and adults. At any time, you can request an immunization report for yourself or your child.

  • 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.

  • The Government of Bermuda offers health support programmes across the island.

    Community health nursing

    Bermuda’s community health nurses are here to help with your general health education. The nurses provide and coordinate the following community health services:

  • Go to the hospital in all cases of serious illness or injury, or if you aren’t sure if your illness or injury is serious.  

  • Poor diet and physical inactivity are linked to major causes of illness and death. In Bermuda, these issues are especially prevalent. According to STEPS to a Well Bermuda 2014:  

  • In Bermuda, the government runs dental health services at Hamilton Health Centre, St. George’s Health Centre, and Somerset Health Centre.

  • Parents can find health programmes and support for their children as well as health clinics in different locations in Bermuda, depending on the child’s age.

  • The Government of Bermuda can provide financial assistance to Bermudians who cannot meet the cost of basic living or expenses. 

    Assistance may be provided for:

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