Ministry of Education COVID-19 Update for The Berkeley Institute

Ministry of Education – The Berkeley Institute Update

Friday, December 11th, 2020

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) of the Ministry of Health has become aware of a potential exposure at The Berkeley Institute to someone confirmed with COVID-19. The person confirmed with COVID-19 has been isolated.

The ESU is contacting confirmed close contacts who are being advised that they must quarantine (stay home and away from other activities) and be tested for COVID-19.  The public health officers will complete a full assessment. Following the assessment, communication will be provided by the Ministry of Health on any further recommended public health measures such as quarantine and testing.

Minister of Education, the Hon. Diallo Rabain, JP, MP said, “The Ministry of Education appreciates the cooperation of the Department of Health and The Berkeley Institute family.  I would like to urge our students, teachers, parents and the general public to follow the procedures outlined in order to accurately provide updates to the Ministry of Health.  We ask all our school families to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash your hands and keep your bubbles small.  We all play a critical role in keeping our island safe.”

If you have further questions concerning COVID‐19, consult your healthcare provider or contact schoolsurv@gov.bm in addition, all public health guidelines are listed at https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus