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BERMUDA PRESSURE GROUP CHALLENGES COVID MEASURES

UK Territories 13 May, 2021 Follow News

BERMUDA PRESSURE GROUP CHALLENGES COVID MEASURES

A pressure group in Bermuda is taking the government to court over quarantine regulations for people entering the island.

Constitutional Freedom Bermuda is challenging the current and planned COVID-19 regulations on the basis that they violate the constitution and restrict liberty.

They have launched a fundraising campaign and say they will go as far as the Privy Council.

Under the new regulations, effective Wednesday, 5th May all non-immunised travellers to Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for four days. They are only released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test.

Residents without a valid negative, pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result must quarantine until they receive results from their day 8 COVID-19 PCR test. They are also required to wear a quarantine bracelet, for which they will be charged $300 on arrival.

With cases surging in India, Brazil and South Africa, specific restrictions have been put on travellers arriving directly from those countries or who have visited them in the last 14 days must quarantine for fourteen days. Released from quarantine is only permitted after receiving a negative result from their test.

Bermuda recently experienced a significant surge in COVID-19 cases but over the past several days the number of infections has abated following tough interventions by the government.


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