News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation (DYSR) is advising that it will once again offer a special childcare service for essential workers who are in need of daycare assistance for their children.

The service is a similar programme which was provided last year during the shelter-in-place period to help essential workers who were on the frontlines fighting against the pandemic.

The childcare service which will be facilitated by the DYSR’s Community Centre staff and After-School Programme workers, will be held at the Sammy Wilson Central Zone Community Centre.

Operating hours are Monday – Friday, from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm and children aged 4 – 13 years old will be accommodated.

Essential workers who are parents or guardians and who are in need of the DYSR’s special childcare service should call 735-2081, 735-2082 or 735-2083 to register. As a particular note, pre-screening and approval is mandatory. Please, no walk-ins or drop-offs.

The DYSR also takes this opportunity to update the public on the following service levels and/or interruptions.

The public should be aware that the Department’s Head Office is operating with reduced reception area capacity. The public is encouraged to call 295-0855 or email infoyouthandsport@gov.bm for assistance.

Additionally:

• The DYSR regular After-School Programme is currently suspended.

• All Community Centres’ recreational programming has been suspended until May 1, 2021.

• Recreational Island Camping – All sites are closed until May 1, 2021.

• To book a site for Recreational Island Camping – residents can apply starting April 19, 2021.

Lastly to contact members of the DYSR for community, youth or sports related matters, the public is advised of the following information:

Sport Section:
Jekon Edness –  jaedness@gov.bm or 705-3401.

Recreation Section:
K. Charryse Bean – kcbean@gov.bm or 705-9629.

Youth Section:
Nadine Henry – nhenry@gov.bm or 734-0494.

Properties Section:
Freddie Evans – fevans@gov.bm or 705-9630.

The DYSR takes this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and patience.