Blu addresses health lapse at party

  • Blu Bar and Grill host a party (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Blu Bar and Grill host a party (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Blu Bar and Grill issued an apology for a lapse in social distancing filmed at a Friday night fundraiser.

Blu, at Belmont Drive in Warwick, said it would close for two days to train staff in guidelines for protection against the Covid-19 pandemic.

It came in the wake of videos showing revellers appearing to break social distancing regulations in effect for Phase 4 restrictions against coronavirus.

In a statement, the restaurant said guests arrived wearing masks, sanitised their hands and were temperature checked by security at the entrance.

“The sit-down dinner proceeded without any incident during the two-hour period, however at the end of the evening a surprise saxophonist played as some guests were leaving and, in the excitement, social distancing was not maintained.”

The statement said that “with summer now upon us that it is getting hotter and masks are being removed when they are not supposed to”,

It added that “we understand that this is still not acceptable behaviour at this time”.

“We fully intend to adhere to all protocols as laid out by the Government and will be closing Blu for two days to conduct rigorous training for all staff. We will ensure all protocols are fully understood when a situation arises where social distancing is not being followed and how this should be handled.”

The statement closed: “Bermuda has worked very hard to maintain its current Covid-19 status and we intend to do our part to ensure it stays this way.

“We apologise to the public and our valued guests as we work to navigate the changes and developments that each evolving phase brings.”

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Published Jul 6, 2020 at 6:16 pm (Updated Jul 6, 2020 at 6:16 pm)

Blu addresses health lapse at party

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