Anyone over the age of five must wear a mask or cloth face covering in a public place, including an educational institution, if you are unable to, or do not maintain a
distance of six feet from every other person.
- you are unable to wear a mask or cloth face covering due to a medical condition or you are otherwise exempted by guidance
provided by the Medical Officer of Health
- you are sitting or eating, without talking
- you are a desk at your place of employment
- you are at a desk, or at a table, at your educational institution
Businesses have the authority to require any person who visits their establishment to wear a mask and to refuse entry to any person who refuses to do so.
You are legally required to wear a mask or face covering in:
- health care facilities
- residential home care facilities
- prisons or places of detention
- taxis or omnibuses
- any other place specified by the Medical Officer of Health
When using a taxi, omnibus or school bus, the driver and all passengers must wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times.
Social distancing and thorough attention to hygiene are the best form of defense against the transmission of COVID-19.
Social distancing is legally required in public spaces in the Cayman Islands.
Each person in a public place shall maintain a distance of at least six feet from another person not in their household.
Businesses must restrict their numbers so that any one time so that each customer or congregant is able to distance himself
or herself at least six feet from any other person.
No more than 100 people may gather in public indoors, and no more than 250 outdoors for a public meeting.
If people are gathering for the same activity in an indoors and outdoors setting, no more than 250 people can gather overall and at no more than 100 people can be in the indoor area of that public place.
Public meeting limits do not include
- people employed to be involved in the activity
- the bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and the marriage officer at weddings
- the parties to the intended civil partnership, official witnesses and the civil partnership officer at a civil partnership
- up to six pallbearers, an officiant and essential mortuary staff at a funeral
These public gathering restrictions apply where people are meeting to engage in the same activity, not to customers of businesses or people attending their workplace. Churches that can hold more than 100 people are also exempt from the gathering restrictions, though the number of congregants must be restricted to allow for social distancing.
Restaurants and bars may offer indoor and outdoor services, provided that each table shall be at least six feet apart and servers and front of house staff shall wear masks or cloth face coverings while serving customer
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Elderly residents in local care homes will enjoy increased contact with families and friends, due a thoughtful donation by the Foster Group.
Car City Manager, Taylor Foster gave 13 smartphones to the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Chief Officer, Teresa Echenique, on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. The devices, chosen for their wide screens, will allow seniors to take part in WhatsApp calls and video chats during this time of restricted visits.
Non-profit organisations (NPOs) play an important role in the community providing support for people, animals, the environment, and organisations who need assistance. If you can support an NPO, you are directly helping someone who needs it. Use caution and protect yourself from fraud by ensuring that the NPO you're supporting is registered and in good standing.
- For a current list of registered NPOs (as of April 2020), click here.
- To learn more about Cayman NPO requirements, click here.
- Public queries regarding NPOs can be directed to email@example.com
- NPOs Urged to Protect Against Fraud Related to COIVD-19. Read more.
- Registrar Assesses NPO as Low Risk for Terrorist Financing. Read more.
Communities across the Cayman Islands are being encouraged to show support to frontline workers by downloading free ringtones to their phones. The ringtones are an extension of governments ‘Conch Call Salute’ to frontline workers’ and feature the iconic sound of the conch shell horn set to a catchy musical beat.
Use these links to access the conch songs then download them to your device.
To Install on iOS:
- Download onto your computer or laptop
- Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.
- On a PC, open iTunes for Windows. On a Mac, open the Finder.
- Drag and drop the ringtone to your device.
The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring ‘Resilience Cayman,’ an initiative established to help connect non-profits, entrepreneurs and businesses with tools, funds and volunteers to identify, assess, and meet community needs as they emerge during times of crisis.
The idea for the initiative has been under development for some time but was recently fast tracked to help address some of the most pressing community needs arising from the Covid-19 crisis, both in terms of public health and the impact on the economy.
DECKERS, ABACUS and KARoo have joined forces with ARK (“Acts of Random Kindness”) by creating a Soup Kitchen to feed those in need within Cayman with a daily hot soup. Read more.
Cayman Code Academy (CCA) and internationally recognised coding academy, Code Fellows, are facilitating full-time remote instruction to support jobseekers interested in gaining remote technology work skills. Individuals can now access virtual classes and interact in real-time with professionally trained Code Fellows instructors with a 1:6 teacher to student ratio. A financial assistance fund has also been announced by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) to help with tuition fees for Caymanians in need. Read more.
Dr. Frank Koentgen of Rhetus International SEZC and Joanne Deys teams up with Doctors Hospital to establish COVID-19 testing programme in the Cayman Islands. Read more
More than 450 meals were provided to workers at the Health Services Authority (HSA) over the Easter weekend through a ‘Feeding the Frontline’ initiative by Cayman Finance. Supported by donations from its membership, Cayman Finance was able to coordinate lunch deliveries for HSA staff over four days. Read more.