Details On SafeKey Pilot Programme Expected

May 16, 2021 | 8 Comments

The Government has confirmed that a “pilot is underway to test technology that will allow for the safe hosting of a variety of indoor activities and large outdoor events.”

They noted the “heightened interest in the SafeKey pilot programme after highlights of the programme were prematurely released last week,” and said that a full overview “will be shared during this week’s Covid-19 media briefing.”

This follows after a statement was sent after the last press conference, which initially included a portion saying a statement was made about a ‘Safe Key’, however this was not actually stated during the press conference, and the Government then sent a revised statement.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Government’s aim remains the same as outlined in the Premier’s National Address: to boost Bermuda’s border protections to protect the island from dangerous variants while working eliminate local transmission so that all local restrictions can be lifted.

“However, while we still have local transmission of the Coronavirus, there is a need to allow many workers who are still impacted by restrictions to be able to return back to work and to enable business activity to resume safely.

“The Bermuda Government can confirm that a pilot is underway to test technology that will allow for the safe hosting of a variety of indoor activities and large outdoor events that are a staple of Bermuda’s annual calendar.

“We certainly appreciate the heightened interest in the SafeKey pilot programme after highlights of the programme were prematurely released last week. It’s anticipated that a full overview of the programme, which allows vaccinated and non-vaccinated residents to participate, will be shared during this week’s Covid-19 media briefing.”

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  1. Wow says:

    So kinda like wearing a scarlet letter or a yellow star on our chest?

    • 2020 Won says:

      No, more like a VIP pass to enter shows, concerts, sporting events, restaurants etc. No pass, no entry.

      Think of it as a drivers license. No license, no driving for you.

      • trufth says:

        A driver’s license doesn’t detail your personal medical records.

        Have you tested for HIV? I’d like to give you a VIP card if you take a test 3 days prior to the concert, well that is, only if you test negative for HIV. All you have to do is prove to the random ticket taker at the concert gate that you don’t have HIV. Simple. Nothing wrong with that, right?

        • Joseph Froncioni says:

          SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted by aerosol (Google it if you don’t know what that means.) HIV is not. Someone with COVID-19 can easily transmitted it at a concert; HIV not. Furthermore, it is very unlikely that a vaccinated person can transmit COVID-19 unlike a non-vaccinated one.

  2. Warrior says:

    Um, how much is this maybe, supposed, testing and equipment going to cost us OR as was done with the cruise ship agreement, has this new service been agreed to and due to high humidity, the ink is still wet. Honesty!!!!

  3. Ringmaster says:

    Are any Government people, in the widest sense of Civil Servants, PLP MPs or current consultants, financially involved in this? Has it been put out to tender? While on this matter, who owns MDL? It’s already been disclosed that a million dollar contract was awarded relating to testing and tracking to the Fintech consultant without the required tendering. Where is the Opposition is demanding answers to try and protect taxpayers?

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