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Sunday, May 23, 2021
Large Group Exemption Authorized for Half Marathon Derby

The Minister of National Security Renee Ming has authorized a Large Group Exemption for the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby.

Whereas the Minister of National Security considers that the proposed Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby is justifying an exemption from the prohibition in section 5 (1) and (2) of the Public Health (Covid-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021 on groups of more than ten persons assembling;

Now, therefore, the Minister grants an exemption under section 5 (5) of those Regulations to Dr. Gina Tucker permitting a group of more than 10 persons to assemble Friday, May 28th, 2021, between 7:00 am and 8:45 am at King Square, St. George’s Parish with the following conditions:

Participants of the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby must be able to demonstrate that they are fully immunized or have tested negative for the coronavirus at least 3 days before May 28, 2021. Use of the SafeKey QR code that is issued by the Ministry of Health will denote that persons have been fully immunized or have tested negative for the coronavirus in the past 72 hours.

The maximum number of participants is 450.

All participants must wear masks until the start of the race unless they are actively warming up. All support staff must wear masks.

Participants should avoid contact with other participants which includes, high fives, fist bumps, before or after the race. This will include maintaining physical distancing of six feet before and after the race. (This will not apply if from the same household)

Race organizers will use a staggered start for the race and participants will be grouped.

Water stations along the race route must be self-serve to minimize contact. Hydration and refueling products will be left on tables for race participants to collect as they pass by.

There will be no post-race prize presentation. Participants are encouraged to collect their belongings and leave immediately after the race.

Race organizers are to ensure that they have sufficient race course marshals as determined by the Bermuda Police Service.

Adherence to all applicable Covid 19 Health Guidelines as published by the Ministry of Health.

The Minister of National Security may at any time modify or revoke a group exemption granted per section 5 (8) (B) of the Public Health (Covid 19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021.

The Bermuda Police Service / Ministry of National Security Official have the right to attend and observe compliance with the conditions as prescribed above.
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