Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association has been approved for the Large Group Exemption to host the Sharks Sprint Meet 2021.
Public Health (Covid-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021 Large Group Exemption.
Whereas the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport considers that Ben Smith of Bermuda Amateur Swimming 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 Ben Smith of 7 Beaming Hill, Southampton SN02, permitting a gathering of 75 persons to assemble for the purposes of Sharks Sprint Meet on October 23rd, 2021 at 7 am to 12 pm, at BASA Pool, Saltus Grammar School Field, Hamilton HM11, subject to all public health laws and regulations in place at the time of your event, 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.
Marshalls must be deployed at the rate of 1 Marshall per 50 attendees, in particular at the entrance, bathrooms, food and drink vending, and narrow and enclosed areas to enforce 6 foot distancing, hand hygiene and mask wearing. Marshalls can include staff, volunteers and security.
Sanitizing stations must be available at the entrance of any indoor setting and on tables and bar counters.
Lines for food, drinks and bathrooms must be marked to ensure 6 feet a distance between each person waiting in line.
Staff should complete the online Infection Prevention Control training available at: www.gov.bm/infection-prevention-and-control-training
Adhere to cleaning and disinfecting Public Health guidelines at: https://www.gov.bm/Covid-19-guidance-events-and-gatherings
WeHealth is strongly encouraged as it will help contain an outbreak in case of a positive case at any event whether above or below the permitted number.
A copy of this “Letter of no objection” for the Large Group gathering and the conditions must be posted at the entrance and clearly visible and kept on file to be made available upon request
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.
Dr. Ernest Peets - Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport