Arrivals in Bermuda to be allowed to self quarantine

29-05-2020

From May 31, new arrivals to Bermuda will no longer be mandatorily quarantined. Anyone arriving in Bermuda after May 31 will be allowed to self-quarantine at home for 14 days, but will be regularly checked on by the police and healthcare visitors. 

The approximately 20 people currently being mandatorily quarantined will remain in dedicated facilities until the required period is completed. 

The alphabetical requirements for shopping days will be removed for retail, gas stations and hardware stores, but will remain in place for supermarkets. Sunday shopping will be restricted to seniors and vulnerable persons up to 1pm and then open to essential workers thereafter.

The government again noted that some Bermudians are failing to comply with social distancing rules, particularly in the restaurant sector. David Burch, Bermuda’s Minister of Public Works, called on the Chamber of Commerce to ensure its members adhere to rules around social distancing. 

Meanwhile, all beaches, parks and nature reserves will be closed from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for the duration of the Bermuda Day Holiday from May 29-31.

 

COVID-19, David Burch

Bermuda Re