Restrictions

The Bahamas has a 3-level system. Each level tells us what measures we must take.

The COVID-19 level system was designed to help Bahamians manage and minimize the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Each level signals the current state of different islands in the country and the risk for COVID-19. Islands are now designated a level based on how the virus is being managed on that island

What all levels have in common

At all levels, essential services including health services, emergency services, utilities, public pharmacies, fishing and farming and goods transport will remain up and running. Employers in those sectors must continue to meet their health and safety obligations.

At all levels, if there is a major emergency – like a hurricane – citizens and residents are advised to follow normal emergency procedures. Emergency evacuation orders will override COVID-19 Level System requirements to stay at home.

All islands must follow the current Emergency Orders imposed by the Government.

Level 3 -These islands experience restricted movement and curfews. 

Level 2 РThese islands experience commercial and social activity subject to safety protocols with curfew.

Level 1– Normal commercial and social activity has resumed on these islands and surrounding cays. Additionally, retailers may offer in-store service subject to safety protocols.

Level 1

These islands have each been individually assessed by health professionals and have been deemed to have minimal risk in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic. This is either because there are no cases, there is no suspected COVID 19 activity, or the other indicators are such that there is no heightened risk when considered cumulatively. These islands presently have no lockdown or curfew in place, but they are required to exercise physical distancing protocols, sanitisation, and mask-wearing. To learn more, take a look at the most recent Emergency Orders.

Level 2

These islands are considered to have high risk in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic, based on the performance of the indicators being monitored by our health professionals. These islands are presently under the current restrictions found in the latest Emergency Orders with strict curfews in place. To learn more, take a look at the most recent Emergency Orders.

Level 3

These islands reflect critical risk in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic and warrant greater restrictions to fight the pandemic than are presently found under the latest Emergency Orders. To learn more, take a look at the most recent Emergency Orders.
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