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Saturday, September 11, 2021
National Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships Approved

Large Group Exemption Bank of Butterfield National Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship

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

Whereas the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport considers that Sharon Hammond of the Bermuda Triathlon 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 50 persons assembling;

Now, therefore, the Minister grants an exemption under regulation 5(5) of those Regulations to Sharon Hammond of 22 Harrington Sound Road, Smiths FL07, permitting a gathering of 150 persons to assemble for the purposes of the Bank of Butterfield National Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships on September 26th, 2021 at 7:00 am to 11:00 am, at Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay Beach, Coopers Island Road, St George’s DD03, and on the surrounding roads, subject to 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 of 51 persons or more. 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.

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.

The Bermuda Police Service and Officials from the Ministries of National Security, Health and Youth, Culture and Sport have 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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