Persons who are in quarantine because of recent travel will not be permitted to attend a polling station, and voters will be required to wear a mask, have their temperatures checked, and sanitize their hands to enter the polling station, the Parliamentary Registrar said.
A Government spokesperson said, “The Parliamentary Registrar, on the advice of the Department of Health, is today issuing the following advisory to voters who are travelling or plan to travel before the election.
“Persons who are in quarantine because of recent travel will not be permitted to attend a polling station to vote.
“Residents travelling home to vote in the Bermuda General Election need to follow the COVID testing and quarantine protocols.
“In order to vote in the October 1st election returning residents must plan ahead:
- “arrive in Bermuda no later than Tuesday, September 29th , with a negative pre-departure test* to assure ability to vote
- “arrive in Bermuda no later than Sunday, September 20th [if you do not have pre-departure test] quarantine for 8 days and have a negative day 8 test to assure ability to vote
*if there is any uncertainty whether a timely pre-departure test can be obtained then voters are advised to plan to travel to arrive no later than September 20th 2020.
“Voters should be aware that they will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth in order to enter the polling station. Voters will also be required to have their temperatures checked and to sanitize their hands before entering the polling station.
“We encourage voters to cooperate with all polling station staff in order to allow a smooth flow of traffic in and about the polling station.”