Masks Not Required Outdoors During Cup Match

July 28, 2021

The Ministry “has updated the outdoor mask wearing guidance for the Cup Match Classic,” and “as amended, no masks are required outdoors during the SafeKey Cup Match Classic,” the Government advised today.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport advised that it has updated the outdoor mask wearing guidance for the Cup Match Classic.

“As amended, no masks are required outdoors during the SafeKey Cup Match Classic. However it should be stressed that indoor mask guidance and all other safety measures remain in effect. The updated Gazetted guidelines for Cup Match and other information regarding Covid guidance can be found at

“Lastly, the Ministry reminds those over the holiday weekend to please be safe and responsible.”

The official notice, which was in today’s official notices, follows below:

Amended Large Group Exemption St.George’s Cricket Club Cup Match Classic 2021 Permitting a Gathering Of 4,000 To Assemble

Notice Type: Government Notice
Notice Sub Type: Public Notification
Notice ID: GN0725/2021
Public Authorities / Department: Ministry Level
Publication date: 28 July 2021
Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Powers]

[Phased Re-Opening] Regulations 2021

Large Group Exemption

Whereas the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport considers that of the St. George’s Cricket Club is justifying an exemption from the prohibition in regulation 5[5] of the Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Powers] [Phased Re-opening] Regulations 2021 on groups of more than 50 persons assembling;

Now therefore, the Minister grants an exemption under regulation 5[5] of those Regulations to Romeo Ruddock, of the St. George’s Cricket Club, permitting a gathering of 4,000 to assemble for the purposes of Cup Match Classic 2021 at the St. George’s Cricket Club on 29th and 30th July 2021 between 10am and 10pm each day, subject to the agreed protocols and the conditions below:


1.The number of attendees at any event cannot exceed 50% of the normal capacity at any indoor or outdoor setting. ‘Attendees’ include hosts, organizers, staff, volunteers, players, coaches, officials, spectators and vendors.

2.The use of SafeKey is required for all attendees at any indoor gathering of 51 persons or more, and any outdoor gathering of 101 persons or more.

3.Masks must be worn indoors by staff and patrons if 6 foot distancing cannot be maintained, unless eating or drinking, or with members of one household or during physical exertion

4.Contact tracing details must be collected from all attendees including full name, date and time of visit, phone and email in case there is a positive case in attendance.

5.Signage must be available throughout indoor and outdoor settings encouraging physical distancing and indoor mask wearing.

6.Marshalls must be deployed at the rate of 1 Marshall per 50 attendees, in particular at the entrance, bathrooms, food and drink vending, and narrow and enclosed areas to enforce 6 foot distancing, hand hygiene and mask wearing. Marshalls can include staff, volunteers and security.

7.Sanitizing stations must be available at the entrance of any indoor setting and on tables and bar counters.

8.Lines for food, drinks and bathrooms must be marked to ensure 6 feet a distance between each person waiting in line.

9.Staff should complete the online Infection Prevention Control training available at:

10.Food and beverage vendors must comply with Environmental Health licensing and food hygiene regulations and requirements.

11.Employees must be screened for signs/symptoms of Covid-19 at the start of their shift. Sick employees must be directed to stay home or immediately go home if they feel or appear sick.

12.Adhere to cleaning and disinfecting Public Health guidelines at:

13.WeHealth is strongly encouraged as it will help contain an outbreak in case of a positive case at any event whether above or below 100 participants.

14.A copy of this exemption for the Large Group gathering and the conditions must be posted at the entrance and clearly visible and kept on file to be made available upon request

The Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport reserves the right to withdraw the permission to have 4,000 persons assembled at the event without notice or cost to the Bermuda Government subject to the status of Covid-19 in the local community.

The Bermuda Police Service and Officials from the Ministries of National Security, Health and Youth, Culture and Sport have right to attend and observe compliance of the conditions as prescribed above.

Dr. The Honourable Ernest G. Peets, JP

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport

28th July 2021


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  1. Henry says:

    PLEASE enforce the safe key. No friends and families at the gate!!

    This event is for vaccinated people only, as it should be.

    • Stacey says:

      This event is NOT for vaccinated people only. Anyone attending must produce a valid safekey which can also be obtained by getting a negitive test result.

    • Jus' Askin' says:

      are you aware vaccinated people at the ‘very best’ are ‘only’ protecting themselves?

      they can still spread the virus to others as well as get infected themselves

      the false hope is amazing on this island

      facts do not matter at all anymore :-(

  2. Tired says:

    Why the change iof mind?! I suppose the unvax with get blamed for the spreading.. safe key doesn’t mean everyone has tested negative, Remember the vax dont get teated! I pray for Bermuda and its people.

  3. Red Pill says:

    Henry you are just the person government loves, someone who they can control through fear and misinformation.

  4. Question says:

    Watch for the government-sponsored bump-up in case over the next couple of weeks.