Effective Monday, August 23rd, changes to the quarantine policy for unvaccinated people will take effect, allowing for a “portion of their 14 day quarantine to be completed at home with strict restrictions,” Premier David Burt said.
Speaking at this evening’s press conference, the Premier said, “Thanks to our progress in having nearly 75% of the eligible population vaccinated and increasing the protection within our community, we can now begin to make revisions to how supervised quarantine works for unvaccinated persons who come through our borders, allowing a portion of their 14-day quarantine to be completed at home – with strict restrictions.
“Effective from Monday, 23rd August, supervised quarantine will operate as follows: Unvaccinated travellers with a valid pre-arrival test will still be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Bermuda. They will quarantine for their first days at a designated hotel facility.
“Following the receipt of a negative day 4 test, they will then be allowed to complete the final days of their quarantine at home, fitted with an electronic monitoring device. Those persons will test on days 4 and 14.
“Additionally, if the traveller in question who is allowed to quarantine at home following a negative day 4 test does not live alone, all other members of that household will be required to quarantine as well and must test out of quarantine on day 14.
“Unvaccinated travellers without a valid pre-arrival test will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They will spend the first portion of quarantine in a designated hotel facility.
“Following receipt of a negative Day 8 test, they will be allowed to complete the final days of quarantine at home fitted with an electronic monitoring device. These persons will test on days 8 and 14.
“If they do not live alone, all other members of the household will be required to quarantine as well, and all members of the household must test out of quarantine on day 14.
“These changes will take effect on August 23 and are being made due to the incredible progress that the country has made in its vaccination programme. These changes are not required, but by looking at what we are seeing, we believe that these changes and adjustments can be made.”