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BHEC Update To Fit-To-Fly Test Protocol

BHEC Update To Fit-To-Fly Test Protocol

The Bermuda Health Council released an advisory on the updated protocols for supervised antigen testing and Fit-to-Fly certificates. A spokesperson said, “In accordance with existing guidelines, the Health Council informs the public and health service providers of updated protocols for supervised antigen testing and Fit-to-Fly certificates. “Earlier... Read more of this article

BHEC Launches Kidney Disease Campaign

BHEC Launches Kidney Disease Campaign

The Bermuda Health Council, local health professionals, and medical doctors have partnered “to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease [CKD] for National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day on March 10.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Health Council, local health professionals, and medical doctors have partnered to increase awareness... Read more of this article

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

“Effective January 17, 2022, registered health service providers have been granted the ability to provide Covid-19 rapid antigen testing, and issue the corresponding fit-to-fly certificates for individuals traveling to the United States,” a memo from BHEC said. A spokesperson said, “As of noon today, the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] issued... Read more of this article

Genrui Antigen Test Removed From Approved List

Genrui Antigen Test Removed From Approved List

The Bermuda Health Council advised that they have “removed the Genrui Antigen Test Kit from the approved list of Covid-19 antigen test kits until further notice.” A spokesperson said, “The Health Products Regulatory Authority [HPRA] has encouraged the public to remove the product due to hundreds of users complaints about false positive... Read more of this article

Health Council’s ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’ List

Health Council’s ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’ List

The Bermuda Health Council has released the list of “Non-Compliant Employers” on their website, with the Health Council reminding “employers of shared responsibility for health insurance coverage.” A spokesperson said, “Since June 2015, the Bermuda Health Council [the “Health Council”] was granted the right to publish... Read more of this article

Access To Covid Testing, Vaccines, Treatment

Access To Covid Testing, Vaccines, Treatment

The Bermuda Health Council has created a rather informative infographic outlining the current access to Covid-19 testing, vaccination and treatment in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “There is a lot of information online and sometimes it can be overwhelming when searching through multiple platforms for information. With this in mind, the Health Council... Read more of this article

BHEC: List Of Approved Covid Testing Facilities

BHEC: List Of Approved Covid Testing Facilities

The Bermuda Health Council has published a directory of approved Covid-19 testing facilities in Bermuda, with five listed: C & S West Medical Services, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Northshore Medical Laboratory, HMC Burnaby Urgent Care & Medical Imaging, and Helix Genetic And Scientific Solutions. The statement from the Bermuda Health... Read more of this article

BHEC Provides List Of Approved Antigen Tests

BHEC Provides List Of Approved Antigen Tests

The Bermuda Health Council has published a list of approved SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen tests, with approximately 60 listed. “This list will be monitored and updated on a weekly basis, as appropriate. Providing transparency is necessary to ensure the uniformed use of quality antigen tests here in Bermuda,” a spokesperson said. “While... Read more of this article

Bermuda Health Council On Accreditation Of MDL

Bermuda Health Council On Accreditation Of MDL

The Bermuda Health Council provided some information on the accreditation status of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory [MDL]. A spokesperson said, “In its regulatory role, the Health Council is responsible for ensuring the accreditation of all clinical laboratories on the island according to Bermuda’s Public Health [Clinical Laboratories] Regulations... Read more of this article

Argus’ Thrive Donates To Vaccination Programme

Argus’ Thrive Donates To Vaccination Programme

The Argus’ Thrive Programme donated healthy snacks and water for the Close To Home Mobile Vaccination Programme. A spokesperson said, “Argus’ Thrive, a health and wellness programme that supports your overall well-being is giving back to the community with a donation of healthy snacks and water for the Close to Home Mobile Vaccination Programme. Dr.... Read more of this article

Mobile Vaccinations: Pennos, Shelly Bay & More

Mobile Vaccinations: Pennos, Shelly Bay & More

The Bermuda Health Council has released the upcoming schedule for the “Close to Home” Mobile Vaccine Programme. A statement on their website said, “The Bermuda Health Council along with the Department of Health nurses and many volunteers have organised and managed the ‘Close to Home’ Mobile Vaccine Programme which allows residents to ask... Read more of this article

Pens Donated To Mobile Vaccination Programme

Pens Donated To Mobile Vaccination Programme

A number of local businesses donated pens for the vaccination programme with an aim to ”create a better experience for individuals by having pens available that did not need to be shared or wiped off with alcohol between uses.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Health Council thanks AXA XL, Chubb, Willis Towers Watson, and Zurich... Read more of this article

Carnations & Vaccinations At NSC On Saturday

Carnations & Vaccinations At NSC On Saturday

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Chubb and Zurich donated 450 carnations, which will be given to women and mothers this Saturday [May 8] during the mobile vaccination clinic at the Bermuda National Sports Centre from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Health Council would like to thank Chubb and Zurich for their donation... Read more of this article