“All essential services within the Department of Works and Engineering are operating as per normal and the public will experience no change in service levels, this includes garbage collection and public access to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility,” the Ministry of Public Works said.
A Government spokesperson said, “Due to the impact of COVID-19 to Bermuda, the Ministry of Public Works advises the public on the operational status of departmental services.
“All essential services within the Department of Works and Engineering are operating as per normal and the public will experience no change in service levels. This includes garbage collection and public access to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility.
“As for the Department of Parks, effective immediately and until 6 April 2020, the department will operate in a limited capacity.
“Park Rangers will monitor parks and beaches throughout the week on a limited basis. However, for safety reasons, all bathroom facilities will be locked and no staff will be on duty to monitor the area. As such, the use of parks and beaches will be at the public’s own risk.
“Garbage collection in the parks and beaches will be periodic and a small crew will be responsible for horticulture at various government properties.”
“As a result of the many meetings, discussions, and planning carried out in preparation for a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bermuda,” said Minister of Public Works, Lt. Col. David Burch, “the team at the Ministry of Public Works was able to implement the necessary plans and thereby reduce the impact to essential government services.
“I thank the team from the Ministry for their hard work and commitment and encourage everyone in Bermuda to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the instructions of the Ministry of Health.”