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There are 5 levels of suppression
The details are are unique to each island, and two islands may be on the same level at the same time but have different provisions. See below for the specific details.
Grand Cayman is operating under suppression level 2. Restrictions were partially lifted as of Sunday, 21 June and additional restrictions will be lifted from Sunday, 5 July and Sunday 19 July. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.
Cayman Brac is operating under suppression level 2. Restrictions were partially lifted as of Sunday, 21 June and additional restrictions will be lifted from Sunday, 5 July and Sunday 19 July. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.
Little Cayman is operating under suppression level 2. Download more details.
As of Sunday, 21 June 2020, the Islands are no longer under any "hard curfew" orders or "soft curfew" regulations.
Residents are reminded that staying home, practising social distancing, and frequent hand washing will reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing and wearing of masks or cloth face coverings in public places is legally required.
To understand what is restricted or required, read:
In public places, maintain six feet or two metres of distance from other people and wear a face mask or face covering when in public enclosed or indoor spaces.
In Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, no more than 25 people may gather in public and processions and festive ceremonies are banned at all times, no matter how many people are involved.
While exercising outdoors and in any other public place in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, you must maintain a distance of at least six feet or two metres from any other person who is not a member of your household. In addition, no more than 25 people may gather to exercise together.
All gyms, including private strata gyms, remain closed in Grand Cayman until Sunday, 5 July 2020.
Contact sports are not allowed on Grand Cayman before Sunday, 19 July 2020.
Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman answers frequently asked questions, which were last updated 22 May 2020. Read more.
The Office of the Ombudsman is aware of concerns that individuals are seeking to identify, and even publicly expose, people who are infected with COVID-19. Aside from the moral, ethical and societal implications surrounding the stigma associated with naming and shaming another human being, there are legal implications if sensitive personal data is made public. Read more
Persons over the age of two must wear a face mask or face covering when in most public enclosed or indoor spaces as well as while in taxis or omnibuses or waiting for public transportation in a semi-enclosed space. There are limited exceptions. Read more.
Covering your nose and mouth in this way can only work in combination with frequent handwashing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub and social distancing, which includes staying home as much as possible.
Individual businesses across all three Islands may have their own rules and refuse entry to customers that do not comply.
If you have an urgent need to travel between the Cayman Islands and any other destination, please click here to submit your information using our TravelTime Application Form. Alternatively, contact 244-3333 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or email email@example.com.
Ensuring minimum impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Cayman Islands is the highest priority for the Cayman Islands Government, and this includes consideration on when borders will re-open. All airports in the Cayman Islands - Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman Airport - will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel until at least 1 September 2020, according to decisions taken by Cabinet. Official decisions regarding border opening continue to be reviewed by the Cayman Islands Government and further decisions will be announced as available.
As COVID-19 testing increases and local transmission numbers come down in the Cayman Islands, employers will need to consider how to manage safely the process of returning employees to the workplace. Whether indoors or outdoors, workplaces will be required to comply with government and health guidelines of social distancing and infection prevention practices to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public. Prior to the phased reopening of workplaces, businesses and employers should put in place health and safety measures of which employees, visitors and customers must follow.
Developed by the Ministry of Health in consultation with the Public Health Department, these guidelines provide measures to prevent the spread of any potential community cases and facilitate a phased and safe re-entry of Cayman’s workforce. The guidelines should be reviewed in light of current government guidance.
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As of 4:30am on Sunday, 21 June 2020, all "hard" curfew orders have been revoked in the Cayman Islands.
As of Sunday, 21 June 2020, the "soft curfew" or "Shelter in Place" provisions have been lifted and no longer apply to any of the Islands.
However, Regulations under the Public Health Law continue to provide for certain restrictions and requirements. Read more.
The Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19 (Partial Lifting of Restrictions) (No.2) Regulations, 2020 came into effect on Sunday, 21 June 2020 and removed the shelter in place or "soft curfew" provisions in Grand Cayman. However, some businesses remain closed at this time:
- Educational establishments and facilities, including summer camps and vacation bible schools, may commence full operations in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac on or after Sunday, 5 July. Contact sports are not allowed until Sunday, 19 July.
- Gyms are closed until Sunday, 5 July. Contact sports are not allowed until Sunday, 19 July.
- Nightclubs are closed until Sunday, 19 July 2020.
Remote working should continue for all that can do so and employers are encouraged to consider flexible working patterns and shift work to limit the number of people gathering in one place and to maintain social distancing.
Businesses no longer require curfew exemptions or permission from the Competent Authority ("Curfew Time") in order to open. However, owners and operators must be aware of restrictions and requirements that continue to apply to their specific operations.
Across the Cayman Islands, stay at least six feet or two metres from any other person who does not reside at the same household, no matter where you are.
This is a legal requirement when in public places in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, including outdoors and while exercising or participating in non-contact sports. In Little Cayman, this is a legal requirement when indoors a public place.
Masks or cloth face coverings are required indoors in most public places for persons over the age of two years, including when you are unable to, or do not, maintain social distancing.
Grand Cayman & Cayman Brac
No more than 25 persons are allowed to gather in public for any reason. Processions and festive ceremonies are also not to be held, regardless of the number of participants.
While in a public place, stay at least six feet or two metres from any other person who is not a member of your household, including while exercising outdoors.
Weddings are not to include 25 or more people other than the bride, groom, official witnesses and the marriage officer. Funerals are only allowed to be attended by up to 25 people other than the six pallbearers, at least one officiant, and essential mortuary staff.
While workplaces are not considered public places, staff should work remotely from home if they are able to. The owner or operator of a business must also restrict the number of customers indoors at any one time in order to maintain physical distancing.
There are no restrictions on processions, festive ceremonies or public gatherings in Little Cayman.
Inside public places, the owner or operator must restrict the number of customers at any one time so that each customer is able to distance himself or herself at least six feet or two metres from any other person.
Ensuring minimum impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Cayman Islands is the highest priority for the Cayman Islands Government, and this includes consideration on when borders will re-open. All airports in the Cayman Islands - Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman Airport - will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel until at least 1 September 2020, according to decisions taken by Cabinet. Cruise ships and private vessels are also not being accepted to the ports of the Cayman Islands. Official decisions regarding border opening continue to be reviewed by the Cayman Islands Government and further decisions will be announced as available.
Cargo and courier flights are unaffected by this temporary closure and air ambulances will also be allowed to operate as normal. Chartered flights may carry international passengers with an urgent or compassionate need to travel under strict requirements, including mandatory isolation at a Government-provided facility for Caymanians and residents returning to the Cayman Islands.
Amendments to the National Pensions Law were passed in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, 23 April 2020 to provide for a pension holiday from 1 April to 30 September 2020 or such later date as may be appointed by Order made by the Cabinet. Qualifying pension plan members may also withdraw funds from their account subject to certain provisions. Read more.
In addition to the establishment of the Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development, Government has implemented a number of measures to support local business and commerce. These include financial assistance for small and medium businesses and the transport industry, temporary waiver of Trade & Business Licensing fees, extension of the temporary layoff period for most industries, virtual conduct of notarial acts, and others. Read more.