A "soft curfew" from 5am to 7pm allows essential movement during the daytime and is followed by a "hard curfew" from 7pm to 5am.

Read More




Click Here



Start a confidential COVID-19 self-assessment.

Click Here



All Easter camping and hanging out socially on beaches and elsewhere are officially cancelled. People should celebrate Easter as a religious festival staying at homes and in a socially distant way. Read more.

A British Airways flight coming from the U.K. is scheduled to leave on Tuesday afternoon. So far, 109 persons have sought to depart on the flight to London. Persons seeking to leave the islands should contact 244-3333. The cost per ticket is £500. Existing BA ticketing cannot be transferred since this flight is a UK-charter flight. However, BA would give vouchers for existing bookings. Read more.

Emergency supplementary funding, recently approved by Cabinet, will provide temporary food assistance to non-Caymanians who qualify and are unable to leave the Cayman Islands or who find themselves out of work due to the impact of COVID-19.

Work permit holders who need urgent support may apply for a food voucher.

Click Here

For matters relating to support from the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), contact NAUInfo@gov.ky or 946-0024Anyone seeking to access services from the NAU as first-time client should first complete this pre-assessment form.

For free confidential legal advice on matters pertaining to domestic violence, immigration, maintenance, and matrimonial property please phone Legal Brefrienders on Tuesdays including 31 March, 7 April, 14 April, 21 April and 28 April from 5:30-6:30pm on 945 8869. For future information call the Family Resource Centre 949 0006

For more hotlines and support click here.

The Cayman Islands are currently under a daily "hard" curfew from 7pm until 5am and a "soft" curfew from 5:01am until 6:59pm, allowing limited movement during the daytime for essential purposes only. Read more.

View hours for supermarkets and what days to shop based on your last name.

View hours for retail banks.

View hours for HSA pharmacy and clinics.

For other essential businesses, check their website or social media to confirm opening hours and accommodations for the vulnerable and essential staff.

The Chamber of Commerce is also providing updates at chambercovidupdates.ky.

Local supplies are not running short. Only essential trips by one member of the household should be considered and children should stay home.

Social distancing is Caymankind. Stay at least 6 feet from any other person, no matter where you are. Read more.

If you entered the Cayman Islands on or after Monday, 16 March, you are required to self-isolate along with all other members of your household for 14 full days.

Any person who displays symptoms of coronavirus (coughing, fever, shortness of breath) or who has had contact with someone suspected to have coronavirus should also self-isolate for 14 days along with their household.

Read more on self-isolation here.

During times of crisis you may find that your moods and feelings are affected. It's okay not to be okay. Read more.

Caring professionals are here for you. Call 1-800-534-6463 (MIND) Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm to talk to our Mental Health Hotline.

Find out how to get other assistance you may need here.

Avoid all but essential travel until there is a measurable change in the global situation.

Local airports and sea ports are currently closed to all international passengers. There is also heightened concern with inter-island travel due to the high percentage of elderly persons residing in the Sister Islands. Read more.

During times of crisis, beyond the concerning headlines, bright spots often emerge through bursts of artistic activity. In an effort to stimulate local creativity and talent while planting seeds of financial support during this very difficult period, we are engaging your talents to produce a jingle which will help to connect the Cayman Islands Government with the local community in a creative and uplifting manner as we prepare for COVID-19. Read more.


For those shopping in supermarkets from Monday, 30 March:

  • Adults with the last name beginning in A through K will be allowed to enter supermarkets in order to shop for essential goods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Adults with the last name beginning in L through Z will be allowed to enter supermarkets in order to shop for essential goods on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Individuals with hyphenated or multiple surnames should use the first letter of the first surname. It is recommended that only one member of your household attend supermarkets in order to shop for your family. We strongly discourage taking children to the supermarkets. Read more about curfew rules here.

Referred to as "Shelter in Place", new regulations are in effect from Saturday, 28 March. The daytime "soft" curfew allows reasonable movement of persons between 5am and 7pm for essential activities such as access to supermarkets, pharmacies and banks and to exercise outdoors, including walking a pet, alone or with one other person who is a member of the same residence for up to 90 minutes. Read more.

The "hard" curfew remains in effect from 7pm in the evening until 5am in the morning each day. Persons are required to remain in their homes and premises during these hours unless the Commissioner of Police has exempted them from doing so in writing. Read more.

There are no exceptions to the requirement to maintain a distance of at least six feet (two metres) between individuals who are not members of the same household while in a public place. Essential establishments, institutions, businesses, organisations and offices that remain open must also provide for social distancing. Read more.

No more than 2 persons who are not members of the same household are allowed to gather in public. Private parties which include any person from outside of the immediate household are banned and private strata pools, strata gyms and playgrounds are to be closed.

Health care facilities, supermarkets, convenience stores and mini-marts, pharmacies, retail banks, building societies, credit unions and gas stations are exempt from the ban on public gatherings. However, the owner or operator must restrict the number of customers in order to maintain social distancing. No matter the size, convenience stores and mini-marts are limited to no more than 6 customers at any time.

Weddings are not to include 10 or more people other than the bride, groom, official witnesses and the marriage officer. Funerals are only allowed to be attended by up to 10 members of the immediate family, 6 pallbearers, at least 1 officiant, and essential mortuary staff. 

While workplaces are not considered public places, only essential operations are open and even essential staff must work remotely at home if they are able.

Read more.

Only essential establishments, institutions, businesses, organisations and offices are allowed to be open, hours are restricted, and social distancing provisions are required. Non-exempt operations must also comply with the ban on gatherings of more than 2 people (not including staff). Read more.

Supermarkets, convenience stores, mini-marts, pharmacies and gas or refilling stations are only allowed to operate between the hours of 6am and 6pm. Retail banks, building societies and credit unions are only allowed to operate between the hours of 9am and 1pm. Health care facilities are not restricted in their hours of operation.

Construction sites and works are banned apart from urgent home plumbing, electrical or roof repairs. 

It is not permitted to visit a person who is in quarantine or isolation, a detainee in a prison or place of detention, or a patient in a health care facility.

Restaurants are only to provide drive-through services, take out, delivery or curb side collection of food. Food may only be collected from restaurants until 6pm. Delivery services are only allowed to operate until 9pm. Read more.

Public transportation services are currently suspended and bus depots are closed.

Taxis are limited to no more than 2 passengers to ensure each passenger is able to distance himself or herself as far as possible from the other passenger and the driver. Read more.

Airports are closed to international passengers, all cruise ships and private yachts are banned, and travel to the Sister Islands is restricted to residents and essential personnel. Read more.




The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, which was first identified in Wuhan City, China in 2019. The COVID-19 virus (which is called SARS-CoV-2) is a member of the coronavirus family (a group of viruses) that has never been encountered before. 



The virus most commonly causes:

  • coughing
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • breathing difficulties

These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually but commonly occur within 1-10 days after a person has been exposed.

Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. 



This official Cayman Islands Government website includes a lot of helpful information that is constantly being updated, including a detailed explanation of the Daytime "Soft" Curfew and Nighttime "Hard" Curfew that are in place, answers to Frequently Asked Questions and details of Policies in Action. We also have a list of Hotlines for critical services.

If you have medical questions, many resources are available on this website and www.hsa.ky/coronavirus. If you can't find what you're looking for or have a question about your specific situation, contact your General Practitioner or the 24-hour Flu Hotline on 1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077 or email flu@hsa.ky. If you have a medical emergency dial 911.

If you have a non-medical question and can't find the answer on this website, contact the National Emergency Operations Centre hotline on 1-800-534-6555 or email NEOC@gov.ky.



Get updates from the Pan American Health Organization here.



Get global updates from the World Health Organization here.




Household guidance for coronavirus in Cayman Islands

Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection. Read more.

Vulnerable people and carers advice for coronavirus in Cayman Islands
Information for vulnerable people at high risk and their carers. Read more.
Business guidance for coronavirus in the Cayman Islands

Information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including guidance for businesses. Read more.

Education guidance for coronavirus in the Cayman Islands
COVID-19 information for schools and other educational settings. Read more.
Countries Travel Advice 10 March v2

Travel advice and restrictions from the Cayman Islands Government. Read more.

Mental wellbeing for dealing with coronavirus in the Cayman Islands
Information on maintaining your mental well-being and safety. Read more.
Latest News On Coronavirus Graphic Newspaper

Information for the public, including on the current situation in the Cayman Islands. Read more.

Catch it wash it trash it

An explanation of how COVID-19 is spread and how to avoid catching or spreading the virus. Read more.

Resources and links

Download our graphics, videos, informational booklets and other resources on COVID-19. Read more.

Frontline Staff

Information for front-line and essential workers on COVID-19 in Cayman Islands and information on policies. Read more.

Policies in action

Information the public on COVID-19 policies in Cayman Islands. Read more.


Information the hotlines and contact details to get information and support in Cayman Islands. Read more.



What is COVID-19? 

The information and studies we are receiving on COVID-19 grow by the day, and so does the understanding. The advice from our Chief Medical Officer is that shared by national public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control in the USA, Public Health England and the World Health Organization. Read more.


What is Government doing to address COVID-19?

Here on our official website, you can find the most up to date news and information about Government's response to COVID-19. This includes Policies in Action to protect our community and save lives.


What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

Unless you require emergency medical care, stay home. Call your General Practitioner or the 24-hour Flu Hotline on 1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077 for advice if you are not managing. Depending on your symptoms and travel history you will most likely be advised to self-isolate at home. A member of the Health Services Authority will visit you at your home. Read more.


What should businesses do?

The Cayman Islands Government issued advice on how businesses and commerce can prepare ahead of a potential community case. We are also keeping this website updated to reflect the latest policies and advice. Read more.


View all of our frequently asked questions on COVID-19 here.




The best way to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19 is to practice these three tips:

  • Catch it. Catch a cough or sneeze in a tissue. If you have nothing to use, use your elbow and not your hands.
  • Bin it. Bin the tissues after use. Viruses can live for hours in tissues.
  • Kill it. By avoiding close contact with those suffering from acute respiratory illness, avoiding travel if you have flu-like symptoms (or a cough or a fever) we can help kill the virus.



Hazard Management Cayman Islands has overall responsibility for the national Comprehensive Disaster Management programme, including preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.

HMCI is responsible for the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), which is activated to direct and coordinate the response to national threats. Read more.


► Port Authority Encourages Cargo Collection, Will Issue Soft Curfew Exemption Letters for Specific Collection Times. Read more.
Wednesday, 1 April Government Update: Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Economic Well Being of the Nation, Further Information on the British Airways Flight and Call for Blood Donations. Read more.
Important Advice on Homemade Face Masks From the Ministry of Health. Read more.
The Offices of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands Operates Remotely, Accepting Email Inquires for Key Services. Read more.
► Postal Service Suspends Service to the Public, All Post Offices Closed. Read more.
► Tuesday, 31 March Government Update. Read more.
DVDL Closed to the Public, Online Services Available. Read more.
Application Form for Persons on Work Permits for One-time Food Voucher from Government. Read more.
Work Permit Holders Who Are Jobless Due to COVID-19 to Get Government Assistance. Read more.
► Minister Overviews Health Matters, Announces Call for Jingles from Local Musicians. Read more.
The Public Can Find Out if Their Symptoms May Be COVID-19 Related Within Five Minutes. Read more.


Forbes 29 march



Learn more


Learn more



Learn more



Learn more



Learn more