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BAMZ to reopen on Monday

The island's aquarium and zoo will partly reopen to the public on Monday.

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, shut since the coronavirus crisis hit in March, will resume operation in two phases.

The aquarium hall, museum and gardens will open to visitors on Monday and the zoo will follow a week later.

Walter Roban, the home affairs minister, said: “After an unprecedented 113 days of being closed, we are very happy to re-open the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo to the public.”

He added: “I would also like to recognise the dedication of BAMZ staff, who continued to care for all the animals in the facility while it was closed to the public.

“We know many residents have been looking forward to this reopening announcement for a while — and I'm sure the staff and animals will be happy to see you again.”

The Flatts Village attraction will open from 10am, with the last admission at 4pm.

BAMZ said walk-in visitors would be welcome, but warned there could be long queues and advised people to make an appointment, which would also help to manage the number of people in the building.

Visitors to BAMZ, except for children aged under two, are required to wear face masks while indoors, in covered areas and in animal exhibits.

Visitors should also disinfect their hands before entry and keep a safe distance from others.

A spokesman said that requirements may change, but that the rules would be posted outside the building.

Appointments can be made at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4ba8aa2ca1fc1-bamz1.

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo in Flatts (File photograph)

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Published July 03, 2020 at 7:21 pm (Updated July 03, 2020 at 7:21 pm)

BAMZ to reopen on Monday

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