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Rules in place as buildings reopen

Strict measures are in place to protect health in Government buildings as offices begin to reopen today.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works said the Transport Control Department, the Office of the Tax Commissioner and cashiers at both the Government Administration Building and the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building will all open for limited services.

But new procedures have been put in place to ensure the safety of public and the staff.

The spokesman said: “Before entering any Government building, a Government official will request that all persons have their body temperature taken with an infrared touchless thermometer.

“To gain entry into any Government building, all persons must wear a face mask.

“Persons without a face mask will be refused entry.”

The spokesman added that hand sanitiser stations will be set up at all entrances to the reopened buildings, and the public must sanitise their hands to gain entry.

The use of stairs will also be recommended as the number of people allowed in elevators will be limited to one or two at a time, depending on the elevator's size.

The spokesman said: “For the convenience of those entering Government buildings and to ensure social distancing, markings at 6ft intervals will be placed outside entranceways.

“Government officials will be located at entranceways and signage will be affixed to the front of each building to advise of the practices and procedures in place.

“The Ministry apologises for any inconvenience and thanks the public for their patience, co-operation, understanding, and continued practice of social distancing to keep Bermuda safe from the spread of Covid-19.”

Hand sanitiser (file photograph)

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Published May 04, 2020 at 11:31 am (Updated May 04, 2020 at 11:31 am)

Rules in place as buildings reopen

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