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Friday, October 29, 2021
Volleyball Approved for Large Group Exemption

Large Group Exemption Bermuda Volleyball Association Winter League has been approved.

Public Health (Covid-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021 Large Group Exemption

Whereas the Minister of Youth, Culture, and Sport considers that Elisabeth Rae and Lisa LeBlanc of Bermuda Volleyball Association is justifying an exemption from the prohibition in regulation 5(5) of the Public Health (Covid-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021 on groups of more than 20 persons assembling;

Now, therefore, the Minister grants an exemption under regulation 5(5) of those Regulations to Elisabeth Rae and Lisa LeBlanc of Bermuda Volleyball Association, 11 Bermudiana Road, Suite 885, City of Hamilton HM11, permitting a gathering of 50 persons to assemble for the purposes of BVA Winter League between November 1st, 2021 and March 2nd, 2022 per the dates and times specified, at Mount St Agnes Gymnasium, 19 Dundonald Street, City of Hamilton HM09, subject to all public health laws and regulations in place at the time of your event, and the standard large group conditions below.

Standard Large Group Conditions:

The number of attendees at any event cannot exceed 50% of the normal capacity at any indoor or outdoor setting. ‘Attendees’ include hosts, organizers, staff, volunteers, players, coaches, officials, spectators, and vendors.

The use of SafeKey is required for all attendees at any gathering above the permitted number of persons. Attendees’ SafeKeys must be checked against a valid ID with name and date of birth, and be verified on https://verify.gov.bm/ prior to entry, per guidance at https://www.gov.bm/safekey.

Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors by staff and patrons if 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained, unless eating or drinking, or with members of one household or during physical exertion, per Public Health Guidelines at: www.gov.bm/mask-guidance

Contact tracing details must be collected from all attendees including full name, date and time of visit, phone, and email in case there is a positive case in attendance.

Signage must be available throughout indoor and outdoor settings encouraging physical distancing and indoor mask-wearing.

Adhere to cleaning and disinfecting Public Health guidelines at: https://www.gov.bm/covid-19-guidance-events-and-gatherings

The Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sport reserves the right to withdraw the permission to have more than the permitted number of persons assembled at the event without notice or cost to the Bermuda Government subject to the status of Covid-19 in the local community.

The Bermuda Police Service and Officials from the Ministries of National Security, Health and Youth, Culture and Sport have the right to attend and observe compliance with the conditions as prescribed above.

Dr. Ernest G. Peets - Minister of Youth, Culture, and Sport
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