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Ministry of National Security Granted Large Group Exemption for 'Bermuda Pride'

Ministry of National Security Granted Large Group Exemption for 'Bermuda Pride'

The Ministry of National Security is advising the public that a large group exemption has been granted for an event being hosted by Bermuda Pride tomorrow, August 8.
The Ministry clarified however that the approval is for a recognition event, not a parade. The recognition event will take place at City Hall on the lawn.

The organisers have liaised with the Corporation of Hamilton to ensure the appropriate permissions have been provided. The permission is limited to 30 minutes.

To allay public concerns, the Ministry shared the conditions for the hosting of the Bermuda Pride event:


1. All persons attending the event must wear a face mask and maintain appropriate physical distancing at all times.

2. Number of persons permitted is 150.

3. Security to be present to monitor and enforce physical distancing.

4. Duration of the event is 30 minutes.

5. Security to ensure number of persons at the event does not exceed the permitted number of 150.

6. The Bermuda Police Service / Ministry of National Security Officials have the right to attend and observe adherence to the conditions as prescribed above.

Lastly, this event is not associated with an event being planned by Mr. Mark Anderson at the Flagpole on Front Street. Mr. Anderson has not applied for an exemption to have more than 50 persons at his event, however, the Bermuda Police Service is aware of Mr. Anderson’s planned gathering.

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