Bermuda allows marriages as COVID-19 lockdown eases

11-05-2020

Bermuda has relaxed the rules around marriages and domestic partnerships, which can now take place, with no more than ten people, including the officiant, in attendance. 

The change was one of a number of changes to the Emergency Powers Amendments Regulation that govern Bermuda’s COVID-19 response, confirmed by David Burt, Bermuda’s Premier. 

In addition, money service businesses may operate with the permission of the Minister of National Security, but businesses must restrict the number of customers inside the building at any given time. 

Burt said there had been requests for couples to be married, noting celebration should not be eliminated even in the time of COVID-19.

“Money service businesses provide a viable alternative to banking services for many citizens who in some cases are not able to avail themselves of standard bank accounts to receive funds or cash cheques,” he added. 

Bermuda continues to have 118 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 

COVID-19, David Burt

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