Bermuda’s care homes have moved back to Phase 1 visiting regulations — which “requires visitors to remain outside [unless deemed essential] and to have their visit with the resident through a window or glass door” — due to the increase in Covid-19 cases on the island.
This was announced by Minister of Health Kim Wilson at yesterday’s press briefing, with Minister Wilson saying, “I would like to advise the public that, due to the increase in Covid-19 cases we are seeing locally, the Chief Medical Officer has issued an order for all care homes to move back to Phase 1 visiting.
“This phase requires visitors to remain outside [unless deemed essential] and to have their visit with the resident through a window or glass door.
“We appreciate this is not good news during the holiday season but keeping our elders safe is paramount at this time.
“In addition, we strongly encourage family members, friends and community groups to be creative and work with the care homes to arrange virtual visits and engagements that align with these restrictions during this period.”