Harbor Nights to implement Covid-19 precautions – The Royal Gazette
Updated: Jul 17, 2021 11:16 AM
Harbor Nights (file photo)
Harbor Nights will return to Hamilton next week – with Covid-19 precautions in place.
While members of the public will be able to freely roam Front Street and visit the stores, SafeKey will be required for those visiting the food court.
Bermuda Chamber of Commerce CEO Kendaree Burgess said: “We have seen a lot of public concern about how they will engage with Harbor Nights in accordance with current Covid-19 protocols and Safe Key.
“The Chamber understands the positive economic impact of Harbor Nights on the city’s vendors, restaurants and retailers and has made a concerted effort to make this happen in 2021.”
Ms Burgess said the rules, created in consultation with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports, would not require SafeKey for participating stores, restaurants or businesses.
Wearing the mask on the street will be recommended, but not mandatory, and the public will be asked to stay 6 feet apart when queuing for products.
A limited number of masks will be available at the event thanks to a donation from the Bermuda Red Cross.
The food court will be boarded up with security on hand to check SafeKeys and collect contact tracing information for those who have chosen to enter.
Personal Care Vendors – offering hair braiding, massage, and body art will be located at the east end of Front Street and will also require a SafeKey.
Ms Burgess added that this year’s series of events will be smaller than usual, but the House hopes to see it grow over time.
“We recognize the impact of a return to normalcy on the collective psyche and we want to celebrate as the island continues on its journey,” she said.
“We are grateful for the help of our title sponsor Butterfield who graciously covered the cost of the sale, making this event financially feasible for the suppliers.
“Thanks also to the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the City of Hamilton for their long term commitment to this HSBC event, Belco and the Department of Youth Culture and Sports.”