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Changes due to Covid

If you need to inform the public of any changes or cancellations caused by Covid-19, email news@royalgazette.com

October 4:

The office of the Registrar of Companies will be closed for walk-in services tomorrow and will re-open on Wednesday. The Registrar staff will be working remotely, and all queries can be sent to mboodram@gov.bm.

The Department of Public Transportation is running a limited bus schedule due to staff shortages. The schedule can be found here and is also attached as related media.

September 28:

Alfresco dining destinations, 1609 Bar & Restaurant and Marina Bar at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, are reopening on Friday, October 1st. Join us for lunch, dinner or cocktails and light bites by the waterside between 11am and 11:30pm, Wednesdays through Sundays. Reservations can be made by calling 298-2028 or emailing Ham.DiningReservations@Fairmont.com.

September 20:

Oktoberfest 2021 in Dockyard has been postponed. Organisers of the October 7-9 event in the Victualling Yard said the decision had been forced by the cancellation of their large group exemption.

They will attempt to reschedule the event in two months’ time.

All tickets and tables purchased will be applied to the postponed event with the same seating and tables as originally booked.

People who wish to release their bookings should contact PTix at info@ptix.bm (for the quickest response, please email) or call customer care: 441-278-1500 or toll free 855-424-1500

Bermuda’s court system has reduced services and is discouraging the public from attending the Supreme Court Registrar in person.

Any Supreme Court hearings are being conducted remotely for the next two weeks while hybrid in person and remote hearings are being carried out in Magistrates’ Court.

See “Circular #13 of 2021“ under Related Media for full details.

Public buses remain out of service today.

The following Government departments have reduced services, according to an announcement on Friday:

The Bermuda Post Office: Deliveries in Hamilton , Paget and Warwick will be impacted. Parcel mail customers can continue to collect from the General Post Office (GPO) lower level Parcel Post Dept. Residents can visit www.bermudapost.bm to track-and-trace their parcels. For letter mail services, P.O. Box mail remains available for pick-up.

Staff at the Department of Workforce Development are working remotely. During this time limited and delayed services to the public can be expected. The public can call 444-1877 for general inquiries.

The Labour Relations Section is working remotely and the Section is not open to walk-ins.

The Health Insurance Department remains open, but people are encouraged to pay premiums via online banking or over the phone at 295-9210. There is also a drop box located on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building for submission of claims, enrolment applications, etc. (no cash payments). Queries can be sent to hip@gov.bm. Visitor numbers in the lobby are restricted.

September 19:

The Accountant-General cashiers, on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building, will be closed this week. All taxpayers are encouraged to make payments through the E-tax system or online banking. You can gain access and register on the E-Tax system 24/7 via the Government Portal or directly at www.etax.gov.bm.

Support will be provided to those who require assistance in setting up and using the E-tax system to make their payments to the Government. For those persons who require the services of the cashiers for tax payments, the Office of the Tax Commissioner will be flexible with deadlines and penalties during the period when the Cashiers’ desks are closed.

Persons who need to meet statutory deadlines for payment of stamp duty can submit their documents to the Office of the Tax Commissioner, to be stamped once the Cashiers office re-opens.

Par La Ville Dental is closing temporarily for all services except emergencies.

A statement said: “We are closing the office for all elective dental treatment from Monday, September 20 to Friday, September 24.

“We will continue to treat our patients with dental emergencies during this time. Our hope is to encourage people to get vaccinated, stay home, only leave your home for essential reasons, avoid social gatherings, stay within your bubble or family group you live with, always wear a mask outside and inside, sanitize your hands frequently. We all need to adjust our behavior as a community to stop this surge of Covid-19.

Patients with dental emergencies such as being in pain, having a broken tooth or an abscess, should email info@parlavilledental.bm.

September 18:

A spokeswoman for the 1609 Bar and Restaurant said: “Due to an exposure at 1609 Bar and Restaurant, we have made the decision to temporarily close the alfresco dining outlet. During its closure we will take the opportunity to carry out a deep clean of the restaurant and kitchen. We have made this decision in an abundance of caution and in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of both our guests and colleagues.”

September 17:

Covid-related staff shortages are affecting the number of buses running. For updates click here.

September 16:

The City of Hamilton has postponed this year’s Taste of Bermuda Drive-In Experience, scheduled to take place in Par-La-Ville Car Park September 24-26, has been postponed.

The new date is yet to be decided. Any questions about Taste of Bermuda can be sent to events@cityhall.bm

September 15:

Freisenbruch-Meyer will temporarily close to walk-in clients as of Friday September 17.

The company said: “We remain open for business and our entire team is just a call or click away.”

Call 296-3600 or e-mail info@fmgroup.bm

The Argus Customer Service Centre at 14 Wesley Street has reopened to the public today, September 15.

The Office of the Auditor-General, can confirm that they were notified yesterday, September 14, a staff member tested positive for Covid. The physical office will be deep cleaned and closed until further notice.

AG, Heather Thomas said her office had adopted a hybrid work environment – where most staff members work remotely.

The Office is working closely with the Department of Health on this and following all the required protocols.

If you have any questions please reach out to your OAG contact 1-441-296-3148 or OAG@oagbermuda.bm