Last Updated January 21, 2021, 6:35 PM


Table of Contents

  1. Prevention Measures
    1. Masks
    2. Social Distancing
    3. Frequent Hand Washing
  2. When Is The Curfew?
    1. Bans & Restrictions
    2. Penalties
  3. Further Guidance Documents



Prevention Measures

If you operate activities or venues, follow current regulations and other Public Health guidelines and make sure that:

  • you comply with gathering restrictions where relevant
  • you comply with any conditions imposed by the Competent Authority
  • other legal requirements can be met
Prevention Guidance



In the Cayman Islands, any person over the age of ten may or may not wear a mask or face covering. It is recommended, however, to consider wearing a mask if you are in a vulnerable group or visiting with the elderly and vulnerable. 

If you are indoors a public place and wish to wear a mask or cloth face covering, you cannot be denied entry by the owner or operator. 

It is legally required to wear homemade masks or face coverings in the following locations:

  • health care facilities
  • a residential home care facility;
  • a prison or place of detention;
  • an airport
  • when in a taxi or an omnibus 


You can read extensive guidance on how to wear masks on our Mask Guidance page.


Read Masks Guidance



Social Distancing

Social distancing and thorough attention to hygiene are the best form of defense against the transmission of COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, 25 August 2020, social distancing is not legally required in public spaces in the Cayman Islands. Persons may or may not choose to practice social distancing as they judge best.

It is encouraged to maintain distancing where possible, especially in public places, if you are in a vulnerable group or visiting with the elderly and vulnerable. It is always recommended to maintain distancing from strangers, the elderly, and the vulnerable.

Social distancing means staying at least three feet from any other person who is not a member of your household. It can:

  • Reduce the risk of transmission from persons who may be infected with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic)
  • Reduce the number of people who would have to be isolated should anyone subsequently test positive for the COVID-19 virus



Frequent hand washing

When coupled with social distancing, a thorough attention to hygiene by frequent hand washing or sanitizing can also help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses.

When washing your hands, you should cleanse them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you don't have immediate access to soap and water, you may also use an alcohol-based sanitiser.

How to Wash Hands Coronavirus




When Is The Curfew?

As of 21 June at 4:30am, there is no 'soft' or 'hard' curfew in the Cayman Islands. There is also no 'shelter-in-place' order. Read more about this here.



Bans And Restrictions

The following activities are also banned or restricted at all times:

  • Hosting or attending a wedding, which hosts 500 or more persons other than the bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and the marriage officer
  • Hosting or attending a funeral, except 500 members of the immediate family, six pallbearers, at least one officiant and essential mortuary staff
  • Only those with written permission from the Medical Officer of Health or charged with monitoring/managing a person in quarantine, may access a quarantine or isolation facility in Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac

Public gatherings are limited to five hundred persons in any public place with some limited exceptions indoors and one thousand people outdoors.




In the Cayman Islands there are certain rules that you may be ticketed or fined for if you breach them. For more information, see Ticket Offences and Fines below.

A new ticketing system will allow persons found in breach of regulations to pay an initial ticket or choose to appear in court.

From 27 November 2020, the penalty for contravening the Control of COVID-19  (No. 3) Regulations upon conviction is a fine of up to ten thousand dollars and imprisonment for up to two years.



Further Guidance Documents

Click here to read various guidance documents relating to staying safe in the Cayman Islands or click on the images below: