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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Guidance for Sporting Bodies, Clubs, Teams, and Sporting Events

The Ministry of Health has issued Guidance for Governing Sporting Bodies, Affiliating Clubs, Teams, and Sporting Events.

Travel Guidance for Players and Personnel

The Ministry of Health advises against any non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If players or personnel have traveled, they must not return to play a contact sport or attend a gym until receipt of day 14 test results.

Group Restrictions

No more than 20 persons may gather or be hosted for any reason in any public or private place.

The regulations also require all persons to take all reasonable precautions to maintain “appropriate physical distancing” (including following any relevant guidance) at all times in any public or private place.


Before returning to play, a sporting body must apply to the Department of Youth and Sport, Sports Development Officer, Maceo Dill for registration via email: mdill@gov.bm or phone: 294 2753

The application must include information on how the sporting body will comply with the guidance.

Contact Tracing

The contact details of patrons must be recorded and kept for 21 days.

If requested, this information must be provided to Public Health Officers to assist with contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Screenings

Screening and health status checks for COVID-19 symptoms of players, coaches, volunteers, umpires/referees must be done before each practice

Spectators must also have screenings and health status checks at entrance to a game.


Spectators – different households - must sit at least 6 feet apart.

Must wear masks at all times.

Visit Mask Guidance page for more information
Players and Personnel

Must wear a mask when not participating in the sport. Umpires and referees must wear a mask at all times.

There should not be physical contact when celebrating during a game (No high fives, instead thumbs up, or snapping fingers, etc.)


Hand washing stations or alcohol-based sanitizer stations must provide players, coaches, volunteers, referees/umpires, and spectators. “Physical distancing” 6 feet apart (for players, coaches, and spectators in appropriate spaces and settings) shall be maintained

Partner Training Guidelines

Please note that close contact and not wearing masks increases the risk for exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Contact sports are highly discouraged at this time.

Health and Safety Protocols for your facility

Occupancy: Restrict numbers based on the ability to physically distance at all times. For indoor sports consider reducing numbers even lower than the recommended max to accommodate proper physical distancing.

Ventilation: For indoor sports ensure good or improved ventilation. Open doors and windows if possible. Any fans should draw air away from persons.

Limitations on Facility

Water fountains (unless hands-free bottle filling), common areas, break rooms, and other areas in which coaches, staff, volunteers, or players may congregate unless 6 ft distancing can be achieved and supervised.

Click Here to see the Full Guidance for Governing Sporting Bodies, Affiliating Clubs, Teams and Sporting Events

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