Education Ministry On Return To School Testing

December 29, 2021 | 3 Comments

The Ministry of Education is reminding “parents and students to register for pre-return Covid testing, with negative results required to be submitted to allow for in-class learning on January 5th, 2022.”

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said, “The response from teachers and students who have already registered for their return to school tests is positive. Thus far, we have 362 educators and 2080 students registered for testing.

“We appreciate the educators and parents’ support who are working to ensure that both teachers and students are tested and cleared for entry back to school on January 5th, 2022. Thank you for working with us as I am sure we all desire for our children to be back in school for in-class learning.”

Minister Rabain noted that “some teachers and students still had not registered for testing for a return to school next week and encouraged them to do so as soon as possible. If educators or students are being tested at private facilities, remember your negative results need to be forwarded by January 4th.

“While I certainly recognize that the testing dates fall on New Year’s Day weekend and the following Monday, I ask those that have yet to register to sign up as soon as possible. As announced last week, we have provided additional testing dates and times to allow teachers and students adequate time to get the required testing to return to in-school learning.”

To register for Covid testing:

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You can find more information on the links below from our dedicated website, which is the most comprehensive resource and historic record available of Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.

  • All Charts: Vaccine, testing & more here
  • Timelines: Dates of major developments here
  • Test results: Chart of testing stats here
  • Vaccine: Data covering vaccinations here
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  1. Rig says:

    I tried to take my unvaccinated children to a restaurant today – unvaccinated because they are 6 and 8 and was told I need a safekey.

    That is insane, all kids mix indoors at school and who is getting a PCR for a pizza?

    This is madness – and I am pro vax, rethink please!!

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “I tried to take my unvaccinated children to a restaurant today – unvaccinated because they are 6 and 8 and was told I need a safekey.”

      Yes, since 23 December all indoor dining patrons require a SafeKey. If you take your children for testing on Friday you should have a SafeKey that evening and you can dine indoors all you like all weekend. Alternatively, you can dine outdoors at any number of hotels or restaurants up and down these Islands without a SafeKey for your children.

      Have you not been listening to what you have been told for the last 21 months?

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    I seem to recall that the Bermuda Union of Teachers has called on members to ”not attend the January 1, 2022 testing site” because they are not “obligated to perform any work-related duties before Jan 4″. See

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