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COVID-19 Phased Business Reopenings

by BermudaYP 21st May 2020

Bermdua COVID-19 updates

 

* UPDATED MAY 21 * The Bermuda Government has announced plans for the reopening of Bermuda through a 4 phase process which will start on May 2. This will include the end of Shelter in Place restrictions, and phased opening of businesses. There will remain a curfew for Phase 1 and social distancing measures are still required.

 

"We must get Bermuda working again, we must get Bermuda enjoying life again but we must also be mindful that we cannot and will not place the health and safety of our senior citizens in jeopardy.

 

We have adopted a strategy for a phased reopening of our economy. These four phases set out how we will progress through this ongoing pandemic response. It is important to note that there are no dates attached to phases two, three, and four. This is because how we progress is directly dependent on how well we comply, and how we see our hospital, and population being affected.

 

With every week that passes without community spread, the sooner we can look at what additional phases we can move on to."

 

Bermuda COVID-19 Phased Reopening

 

 

BERMUDAYP NEXT STEPS

 

As we have now moved on from the Shelter In Place restrictions, we will no longer be listing out each business individually on this article.  Please find all Phase business opening information below or search as you normally would for business specific info.



We will continue to add Bizcast announcements for any business who wishes to have their temporary operating information added. This information will then appear on business listings when you search. We will have further updates coming soon to further assist you in recognizing which businesses are open and what services are being offered.

 

 

PHASE 1 - LIMITED BUSINESS

 

COMPLETED

 

 

PHASE 2 - EXPANSION OF SERVICES

 

 

GROCERY & GAS

Grocery stores and gas stations to maintain current operations, surname based days of shopping will continue to be prescribed so that stores are not overwhelmed.

  • Mondays & Thursdays: Surnames A - F

  • Tuesdays & Fridays: Surnames G - Q

  • Wednesdays & Saturdays: Surnames R- Z

  • Sundays: Reserved for persons 55+, disabled persons, and essential workers / workers not required to work from home. These persons may also shop on their relevant surname day.

 

 

RETAIL

Retail stores to open for in-store customers and standard to be 20% of approved fire occupancy inside at any one time AND to follow same alphabetical shopping days:

  • Mondays & Thursdays: Surnames A - F

  • Tuesdays & Fridays: Surnames G - Q

  • Wednesdays & Saturdays: Surnames R- Z

 

 

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

  • Restaurants open for outdoor dining and NOT dining indoors.

  • Licensed bars with outdoor bars permitted to open on same criteria as restaurants.

  • Subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health.

 

 

DAY CARE

Licensed Day Care Centres can apply to the Ministry of Health to be allowed to open.

 

 

WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS

Outdoor weddings and funerals to have maximum of 20 people with masks and physical distancing.

 

 

PERSONAL SERVICES

Beauty salons and barbers to open for limited services – public health requirements and PPE use to be set out.

 

 

WORKING FROM HOME

Remote working and working from home still required, where reasonably practicable.

 

 

RECREATION

The requirement for those boating to be from the same household to be removed but still only a maximum of ten people with physical distancing. Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment to be opened.

 

 

ALSO IN OPERATION

 

 

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

 

 

 

 

PHASE 3 - MOVING TO NORMAL

 

 

 

 

PHASE 4 - NEW NORMAL

 

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Government COVID-19 updates

 

 

COVID-19 Hotlines

  • COVID-19 Questions 444-2498 (9am - 9pm daily)
  • Emotional Wellbeing 543-1111 (9am - 9pm daily)
  • Child & Adolescent Services 249-3370 (9am - 5pm daily)

 

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

 

Emergency Services are operating but will be practising strict social distancing measures. As always, in an emergency dial 911

 

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital

  • If you have respiratory symptoms or believe you may have come into contact with COVID-19, do not visit the hospital.
    • Call your doctor
    • the COVID-19 helpline at 444-2498
    • or the Emergency Department at 239-2009 for advice.
  • KEMH and MWI are closed to all visitors, other than in exceptional circumstances. Please contact the unit manager.

 

Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre

  • Temporarily suspending service to allow for resources to be focused on KEMH
  • Please follow contact details for KEMH above.

 

 

Bermuda Police Service

  • Do not visit police stations to make a report unless the matter is of a serious nature. They urge you instead to call their mainline, 295-0011, and you will be forwarded on to the relevant department.
  • If the situation warrants that an officer comes to your residence, we urge you to inform the officer you speak with on the phone, whether:
    • Any occupant has been diagnosed as having COVID-19
    • Any occupant has recently returned from overseas travel
    • Any occupant has displayed symptoms of cold or flu

 

Bermuda Fire & Rescue

 

 

 

Posted by boss
Thursday, 21st May 2020, 09:00pm.
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