Noting that it is if “all of the data metrics allow” and “we are successful in continuing to reduce local transmission,” the Premier said that “it is envisioned Phase 2 can commence on Sunday May 9th” and “we would be able to progress to Phase 3 on June 6th.”
Speaking during tonight’s [April 25] National Address, Premier Burt said, “Following the 7 day Stay at Home Order, this past Tuesday we commenced Phase 1 of 3 on our Roadmap to Reopening. This current phase, when combined with 7 day stay at home order, will be for a total of four weeks.
“If the data allows, it is envisioned Phase 2 can commence on Sunday May 9th, Mother’s Day. Phase 2 will see the end of restrictions on household mixing, as well as reopening of schools, leisure facilities, churches, gyms, outdoor dining and limited personal care services.
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“Due to our desire to eliminate local transmission, there will be continued restrictions on activities, gathering sizes and a curfew will remain in place during this time. The Government will continue to provide financial support to businesses and individuals who are directly affected by the restrictions.
“Provided that we are successful in continuing to reduce local transmission, and all of the data metrics allow, after four weeks in Phase 2 we would be able to progress to Phase 3 on June 6th.
“This will permit the reopening of all other businesses which were not opened in the previous phase. A determination on the need to continue the curfew and other restrictions such as gathering sizes will be based on the data at that time.
“June 6th will also be the date that the 14 day supervised quarantine for all non-immunised travellers comes into place. If all goes well following the commencement of Phase 3, and we are successful in eliminating local case transmission through compliance with restrictions and increased vaccinations, the Public Health emergency will be allowed to expire on June 24.
“But the end of the Public Health Emergency in Bermuda is up to all of us as a community,” the Premier added.
Premier Burt’s National Address follows below [PDF here]