Last Updated August 1, 2020, 10:05 AM

 

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

The best way to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community is to observe respiratory etiquette (wearing masks or face coverings), socially distance, and frequently cleanse your hands. Current Public Health guidelines include:

  • practising physical distancing of three feet from any person who is not a member of your household. On boats and if you are visiting a residential care homes, you must maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other person.
  • practising hand hygiene (wash hands with soap and water, or alcohol-based sanitizer)
  • wearing masks or cloth face coverings indoors certain public places and in other circumstances

 

Prevention Guidance

 

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

  • three feet physical distancing is maintained at all times, except on boats or when visit residential care homes when it must be six feet of distance
  • you comply with gathering restrictions where relevant
  • you comply with any conditions imposed by the Competent Authority
  • other legal requirements can be met

 

Masks

In the Cayman Islands, in most indoor public places, it is legally required to wear homemade masks or face coverings under certain conditions, which vary based on the public place and whether you are in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman. Read more.

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You are strongly encouraged to wear homemade masks or face coverings in all enclosed spaces except your own home.

You can read extensive guidance on how, when, and why to wear masks on our Mask Guidance page.

 

Read Masks Guidance

 

 

Social Distancing

Social distancing and thorough attention to hygiene must continue to be practiced as the best form of defense against the transmission of COVID-19.

Social distancing means staying at least three feet from any other person who is not a member of your household. You must do this in most places, except for boats and in residential care homes where it should be six feet of distance. Social distancing is important because it:

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

The simplest way to practice social distancing is to stay three feet away from people who you don't live with where possible. If possible, avoid any unnecessary visits to potentially crowded or busy public spaces.

You can read more guidance on social distancing here.

 

Social Distancing Guidance

 

 

Frequent hand washing

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

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 50 or more persons other than the bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and the marriage officer
  • Hosting or attending a funeral, except 50 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

No person shall hold any procession or festive ceremony.

Public gatherings are limited to fifty persons in any public place with some limited exceptions.

Six feet (2m) social distancing is required in most public places.

 

 

Penalties

In Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac 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 regulations to pay an initial ticket or choose to appear in court. The fines are as follows: 

  1. $250 - Not restricting number of customers in a place of business so that at any time each customer is able to distance himself or herself at least six feet or two metres from any other person
  2. $250 - Not maintaining a distance of at least six feet or two metres from another person
  3. $750 - Holding a procession or festive ceremony contrary to regulation
  4. $250 - Until 11:59pm 4th July, not distancing restaurant tables eight feet apart, permitting a person to be seated or served in an indoor counter, permitted people to be  seated less than six feet apart at a table, not ensuring staff wear mask, not operating within hours of operation permitted.
  5. $500 - Permitting a convenience store or minimart to have more than six customers at any one time
  6. $500 - Permitting a visit to, or visiting, a place or facility of quarantine or isolation, a detainee in a prison or place of detention, or a patient in a health care facility
  7. $500 - Permitting a visit to, or visiting, a residential home care facility, without the written permission of the Medical Officer of Health

Read more in the Public Health (Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 (Ticket) (Amendment) (NO.2) Regulations 2020

 

 

Further Guidance Documents

 

 

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