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Covid-19 Business Support

Good Day BEDC Members and Stakeholders,

Due to the recent increase in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Bermuda and further to the Bermuda Government’s advisory issued on Sunday December 6th, 2020, out of an abundance of caution for your safety and the safety of the staff that serve you, all staff at BEDC are currently working from home.

Effective immediately, we have suspended all face-to-face client and business interactions in our physical offices. All meetings will be delivered via phone call or video chat.

Although working remotely, we are still available to assist you.  Please contact us by phone at 292-5570, email at [email protected]  or visit our website www.bedc.bm where you can book an appointment online as well as download helpful resources.

If you need to drop packages off at the main office, we have established a drop box on the elevator wall for your use.  There is also a carousel in the foyer with resources and helpful information that you may help yourself to.

The BEDC will reassess the decision to work remotely on Tuesday, January 19th in alignment with The Government’s recommendations.

We are taking these precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and stay safe.

About the BEDC Covid-19 Emergency Grant

On December 8th, 2020, the Bermuda Government through the Ministry of Health issued a Public Health Closure Notice in order to contain the increase in Covid-19 cases seen in Bermuda during late November and early December 2020.

Businesses targeted by the Public Health Closure Notice were those identified as more easily facilitating community spread due to larger customer/client capacity as indicated by the poster on your left.

Of the industries impacted by the Public Health Closures Notice, the Government recognized that Bars, Nightclubs, Members Club, and Restaurants would be the most negatively impacted due to most of them either not having the ability to operate at all during the closure period or having reduced operating capacity due to scale backs.  This is compared with the other industries and business types who all have the ability to operate and generate revenue throughout the closure, although in a slightly reduced capacity.

The closure notice required that all indoor facilities for bars and nightclubs be closed for at least 2 weeks in December commencing on Tuesday December 8th, with only existing outdoor bars being able to operate with table service only.  It also indicated that restaurants must scale back their operations excluding indoor bars, reduced table sizes, and no parties.

Interested in Applying for the BEDC Covid-19 Emergency Grant Funding Programme?

Learn how to apply for the BEDC Covid-19 Emergency Grant Funding Programme to receive relief funds for your business.

Discover:

  • Who Can Apply
  • What You’ll Need
  • How to Apply

Click the button below to get started today.

Understanding BEDC's Covid-19 Business Continuity & Sustainability Funding Programme

Interested in Applying for the BEDC Covid-19 Business Continuity & Sustainability Funding Programme?

Learn how to apply for the BEDC Covid-19 Business Sustainability & Continuity Funding Programme to receive relief funds for your business.

Discover:

  • Who Can Apply
  • What You’ll Need
  • How to Apply

Click the button below to get started today.

The Details – Covid-19 Business Continuity & Sustainability Funding Programme

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The Stats & Data – Covid-19 Business Sustainability & Continuity Funding Programme

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