Bermuda Will Move Into Phase 3 On June 6

June 1, 2021 | 21 Comments

[Updated] On June 6th, Bermuda will move into Phase 3, with some of the changes to include the curfew changing to 12am to 5am and large gatherings of a maximum of 50 people being allowed.

A Government spokesperson said, ”Bermuda will move into phase 3 on its road map to recovery on June 6, 2021.

  • ”The night-time curfew will be changed to 12am to 5am.
  • ”Recreational Boating will be allowed between 5am and 11pm. Boat occupants are allowed to stay overnight but must remain on the boat, which must be moored, berthed or anchored from 11pm to 5am. Boaters must remain on the boat through night-time curfew. Raft ups are not allowed.
  • ”Commercial Boating is allowed and not limited by group size restrictions. Boat capacity is limited per Marine & Ports licensing for Island Boats.
  • ”Large Gatherings will have a maximum of 50 people. The Minister of National Security will have the ability to issue exemptions to gathering size maximum.
  • ”Retail businesses and grocery stores can open with no limitations on capacity.
  • ”Bars, restaurants, nightclubs and sports/members clubs can open for table seated, indoor service as well as seated bar service. Table service is restricted to a maximum of 10 persons per table, and tables must be spaced 6ft apart.
  • ”Weddings, funerals, and domestic partnerships are allowed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies with a maximum of 50 people. Wakes and receptions are allowed up to a maximum of 50 people. Masks must be worn.
  • ”Religious Services can resume indoor services. The maximum gathering size does not apply, provided public health measures are applied. Congregations must wear masks at all times; officiants and choirs must wear masks if unable to maintain 6ft physical distance.
  • ”Gyms are open with equipment spaced 6ft apart. Staff, personal trainers and patrons must wear a mask when not working out and must maintain 6ft physical distance. Outdoor classes to maintain 6ft physical distance.
  • ”Personal Services: barbershops, beauty salons, spas, massage therapists can open and provide services that require face masks to be removed. Staff must wear masks at all times.
  • ”Event Facilities, i.e. Movie theatres, library, galleries, etc. can open with a maximum of 50 people.

Update | The graphic showing the new regulations effective June 6th follows below [PDF here]:

Phase 3 graphics Bermuda June 1 2021

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  1. Full Fullish says:

    Why not make it Saturday and give restaurant businesses a boost?

    • SRA says:

      I agree! And what is the logical reason for no raftups? surely you could have max 2 or even 3 boats and no more than 10 on any boat perhaps? If caution needed, but outside on the water, highly unlikely to get Covid surely, especially if all are vaccinated.

      • logical says:

        The raftup ban is ridiculous. if the commercial boats can load up, we locals should be allowed to tie up 2 or 3 family boats for heaven’s sake!

  2. Micro says:

    So where does all this safekey crap come into play?

    • hmmm says:

      Cupmatch I assume!

    • J Starling says:

      My understanding is Safe Key has been in play for the last two weeks or so – but as of June 6th I understand it’s no longer a requirement for indoor dining. I understand it will just be needed for big events – things like those ‘up to 50 people’ gatherings. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’ll be required for Cup Match entrance for example.

      Don’t quote me though! :-)

      • No one quotes you says:

        Don’t worry no one quotes your drivel idiot!

        • J Starling says:

          Have a great day!

        • C Moss says:

          Completely unnecessary and spiteful comment. J Starling is one of the few commentators on these forums who aims to provide helpful information and offer fact-based viewpoints.

    • Question says:

      My Safekey info came through wrong. So I corrected it, got it back today. So I can use the Safekey for exactly 3 days. I wonder what that waste of time cost us.

  3. Let's Keep It Real says:

    What about those travelling in and out of our borders? What is the quarantine restrictions f0r residents and non residents that have been vaccinated or not?

  4. Ringmasterr says:

    One of the purposes of Safekey was to only allow vaccinated people to dine indoors. Why has that become obsolete, and why can tables now be up to 10, and being vaccinated or not doesn’t matter? It doesn’t make data or scientific sense.
    Continuing the curfew makes no sense either. It only creates more mental and financial hardship, Presumably it is to control the population, specifically because of the number of unvaccinated people. Martial law remains.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “One of the purposes of Safekey was to only allow vaccinated people to dine indoors. Why has that become obsolete”

      One can only assume that the “wrong” business was awarded the database contract.

      “and being vaccinated or not doesn’t matter?”

      It appears SafeKey is being abandoned

      “Martial law remains.”

      No, it does not. Do you know what Martial law means?

      • Question says:

        You’re fine with living under a permanent unnecessary curfew then. And having limits on how many people you can meet.

      • Ringmaster says:

        What else is a law imposed under a State of Emergency and applied by the police and military purely to control the otherwise legal free movement of a population? Debating you is like talking to a dead sheep.
        Now stop stalking me

      • Denis Pitcher says:

        People seem to be missing the concept of a “pilot project”.

        SafeKey is designed to allow for increased access to activities that may be restricted (indoor dining, cupmatch). It was stated from day one that it would not be required for indoor dining when we reach phase 3 and will be used for large event exemptions going forwards.

        However, the premise is to plan for the next outbreak for how businesses and our economy can be more likely to remain open despite community spread.

        SafeKey for indoor dining will be reintroduced if and when we have a return of community spread and restrictions are needed. It’s far easier to broadly experiment with this new and unproven technology (and the mass number of restaurants and other participants that would need to get familiar with it) at the end of an outbreak when it’s less critical than at the beginning of one.

    • Question says:

      Because the church anti-vaxxer voter base is more important than science.

  5. Kitchen sink says:

    How are these blanks in charge of our country!!

    • saud says:

      “How are these blanks in charge of our country!!”


  6. sandgrownan says:

    In the Venn diagram of anti-vaxers and church goers, I suspect you’d see a significant overlap if not almost concentric circles.

    Ah well, good thing is we’ll see some Darwinism at work.

    No raft ups, but weddings and funerals indoors ok?

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