Ace decision for clubs - they can reopen

  • David Burt, the Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    David Burt, the Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Community and members’ clubs will be allowed to reopen - but with strict Covid-19 precautions, the Premier said today.

David Burt explained the clubs would be able to operate on the same basis as bars, with outdoor service if they held a liquor licence.

He said: “These clubs are a lynchpin in the social fabric of our community and serve as meeting places, sports centres and home to good food and fellowship.”

The change was included in a relaxation of coronavirus regulations signed by John Rankin, the Governor, yesterday.

Rules for clubs include:

• Tables shall be at least six feet apart; or when not possible, separated by barriers at least 1.98m high

• No group at any table shall exceed ten people and no group shall exceed 20 people in total

• No customers shall stand at the bar or elsewhere

• Indoor areas of the bar will stay closed, but

• Access to toilets will be permitted in line with directions issued by the Minister of Health.

Mr Burt added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Bermuda’s fathers a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday and encourage everyone to celebrate fathers and the vital role they play in families and in the community.”

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Published Jun 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm (Updated Jun 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm)

Ace decision for clubs - they can reopen

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