Updated 16th June 2021
The Ministry of Health advises against non-essential travel off the island for all Bermuda residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. If travel is necessary, however, the Ministry of Health has developed guidance for the Safe Return to Work after Travel. Below outlines the guidance schools and day cares shall use to implement policies for teachers, staff, children and parents in school, camp and day care settings. The guidance requirements are the minimum recommended for schools, camps and day cares, but more stringent policies may be implemented based on the school, camp and day care’s risk assessment.
Effective 20th June 2021, a child two-years-old and older will be required to completed COVID-19 PCR testing if they travel. For travel requirements for minor children please visit: Are you travelling with a minor?
If a unimmunised child travels and returns home, and his/her parents are immunised, then he/ she should:
a) Remain at home for 8 days
b) Not be in school until after their day 8 negative test result in accordance with a medium risk setting of the Safe Return to Work after Travel Guidance.
c) Conduct remote learning
If immunised household members travel but the school age child does not travel, he/she can still go to school.
If any unimmunised household member travels and the school child does not travel; then child must follow same protocols as if the unimmunised child had travelled as well.
If a unimmunised teacher/school staff member travels and returns home, he/she should:
a) Remain at home for 8 days. As of 20th June, an unimmunised teacher or staff must remain in a quarantine hotel for 14 days, unless they have an exemption from a quarantine hotel. If they have an exemption from the hotel, they must quaranine for 14 days at home. Please visit the Are you Unimmunised protocols for more information.
b) Not be in school until after the traveller’s day 8 negative test result in accordance with a medium risk setting of the Safe Return to Work after Travel Guidance.
If an immunised teacher/school staff member travels, the teacher/school staff member can go to school after a negative, arrival test but should practice workplace isolation to the greatest extent possible for the first 14 days after travel.