Latest Information

Last Updated October 27, 2020, 6:06 PM

 

 

Take a look at the latest news, press releases, and updates from the Cayman Islands Government on COVID-19 detailed below. For verified announcements, new regulations and policies click here.

 

Featured Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News & Updates

 

Tuesday 27 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 352 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 26 October 2020. All were negative. Read more

Monday 26 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 338 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 23 October 2020. All were negative. Read more

  • Travel Cayman Launches New Travel Portal: Travel Cayman has launched its new online portal which enhances the travel application process and provides a more streamlined experience for applicants. Read more

Friday 23 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 211 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 22 October 2020. One was positive (asymptomatic) and is a traveller in isolation. Read more

  • The Health Practice Commission (HPC) assures the public that its approval of local trials of a new vaccine against COVID-19 followed a strict screening process. In addition to a comprehensive assessment of the science involved in the proposed COVID-19 trials, the Commission also weighed a number of key factors. Among these were: past successful trials by the same company, the involvement of highly respected local physician, Dr Sook Yin, as the primary investigator, and the fact that the approach that the company is taking to the trial means that there is no risk of onward transmission of the viral disease. Read more

Thursday 22 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 137 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. Two were positive (asymptomatic) who are travellers and will remain in isolation until they have recovered. Read more

Wednesday 21 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 293 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 20 October 2020. One was positive and is a traveller in isolation. Read more

Tuesday 20 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 238 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 19 October 2020. All were negative. Read more

Monday 19 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports that 980 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 17 October 2020. Two were positive who are travellers who will remain in isolation until they have recovered. Read more

Friday 16 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 345 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 15 October. Eight were positive. The eight individuals reported today are all in travellers in isolation, a mixture of people at the end of their quarantine and those arriving. Read more

Thursday 15 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 361 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 14 October. All were negative. Read more

  • Travel Cayman responds to public demand with key changes to the inbound travel process to the Cayman Islands, including direct booking of repatriation flights with Cayman Airways and British Airways and the development of a new online portal. Travellers who have already applied for November arrival are asked to reapply in order to select quarantine options. The public has been asked to wait to apply for quarantine arrangements until the new portal has been launched. Read more

Wednesday 14 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 463 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 13 October. Four were positive. The four individuals are travellers who tested positive as part of routine screening and will remain in isolation until they have recovered. One of the individuals has mild symptoms of a respiratory infection. Read more

Tuesday 13 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 420 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 12 October. All were negative. Read more

Monday 12 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 131 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Sunday, 11 October. All were negative. Read more

  • Deadline Approaching for Phase II Grant Programme: Read more

Saturday 10 October Government Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, outlines the COVID-19 test results for contracts of the confirmed case of COVID-19 at Red Bay Primary and provides more details of the response by public health and education officials. Read more. 

  • Drive-Through Testing on 12 Oct:  Read more
  • COVID19 Protocols Implemented In Schools. Read more

Friday 9 October Government Update:  Cayman Islands’ leaders reassured the Cayman Islands public that the current response to COVID-19 will continue until test results of some 230 persons considered contacts of the child now positive are received. Read more.

  • Officials Respond to Confirmed School Case:  Read more
  • Student Tests Positive for COVID-19: Read more
  • Drive-Through Testing Opens For 10 Oct: Read more

Wednesday, 8 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 342 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since 

last reported on Wednesday, 7 October. One was positive. The individual is a returning traveller. Read more.

Tuesday 7 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 131 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 5 October. All were negative. Read more

Monday 5 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 278 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 2 October. All were negative. Read more

Friday 2 October Update: Out of 337 test results, two were positives; both are travellers and in isolation. The new quarantine in residence programme is successfully underway, as part of the phased border opening programme.  New regulations that come into effect until 30 November 2020 are emphasised, which now allow for a maximum of 500 people under the public gathering limit. Read more

  • The Government of the Cayman Islands and five local financial institutions have agreed in principle to a government-guaranteed loan scheme. Read more

Thursday 1 October Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 135 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 30 September. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 30 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 102 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 29 September. All were negative. Read more

Tuesday 29 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 63 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 28 September. All were negative. Read more

Monday 28 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 293 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 25 September. One test was positive. The individual is a returning traveller who tested positive as part of routine screening on completion of the mandatory quarantine period and is asymptomatic. Read more

Friday 25 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 205 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 24 September. All were negative. Read more

Thursday 24 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 181 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 23 September. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 23 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 174 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 22 September. All were negative. Read more

Tuesday 22 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 321 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday 21 September. All were negative. Read more

Monday 21 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 193 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 18 September. One was positive.  Read more

Friday 18 September Government Update:  Leaders announced the monitoring of a selected number of passengers who arrived on the BA flight from London on Thursday to take part in a quarantine at home programme. Read more

  • Government Secures Line of Credit. Minister for Finance and Economic Development, the Hon. Roy McTaggart confirms the Government has awarded the provision of a stand-by line of credit to a consortium of local banks. Read more

 Thursday 17 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 133 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 16 September. All were negative.  Read more

Wednesday 16 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 140 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 15 September. All were negative. Read more

  • Extra repatriation flights added to Miami and Kingston. Read more

Tuesday 15 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 231 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 14 September. All were negative. Read more

Monday 14 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 333 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 11 September. All were negative. Read more

Friday 11 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 105 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 10 September. All were negative. Read more

Thursday 10 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 136 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 9 September. One test was positive. Read more

Wednesday 9 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 84 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 8 September. Two were positive, both of whom have travel history. Read more.

Tuesday 8 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 182 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 7 September. All were negative. Read more.

Monday 7 September Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 79 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 4 September. All were negative. Read more

Friday 4 September Testing Update: The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 160 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 3 September. All were negative. Read more

Thursday 3 September Testing Update: The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 172 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 2 September. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 2 September Testing Update: The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 94 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 1 September. All were negative. Read more

Tuesday 1 September Testing Update: The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 105 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 31 August. All were negative. Read more

 

Watch all Cayman Islands Government Press Conferences and Interviews on COVID-19 here

Read more Government news in our Press Room and follow all updates from the Health Services Authority at www.hsa.ky/news_events

 

More News On COVID-19

 

Monday 31 August Testing Update: The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 274 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 28 August. All were negative. Read more

Friday 28 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 141 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since last reported on Thursday, 27 August. All were negative. Read more

  • DES Adjusts Dual Entry Programme. The Department of Education Services (DES) has announced an adjustment in the application process and entry requirements for the Dual Entry Programme opportunity provided by Government Secondary Schools. Due to the pandemic induced delay in the regular external examinations schedule, an alternative means in determining students’ eligibility has now been established. Read more

Thursday 27 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 239 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday 26 August. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 26 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 127 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 24 August. All were negative. Read more

Tuesday 25 August Government Update: Today, Cayman Islands’ leaders announced further easing of restrictions in view of the near negative spread of the disease within the Cayman Islands. Social distancing and mask-wearing are now optional rather than mandatory under most circumstances. Yet, the Cayman Islands response level will remain at Level 2 Minimal Suppression since the COVID-19 threat within the islands is not zero and so cannot be declared Level 1 – All Clear until Government is “satisfied that the risk of importing the virus is fully mitigated”. Read more

Tuesday 25 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 216 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 24 August. All were negative. Read more

Monday 24 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 264 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 21 August. All were negative. Read more

Friday 21 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 230 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 20 August. All were negative. Read more

Thursday 20 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 361 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 19 August. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 19 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 183 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 18 August. Two were positive. Two separate travellers from different flights have tested positive as part of routine screening on completion of the mandatory isolation period. They will remain in isolation with their travelling parties until they have completed the necessary additional period of isolation.  These two positive cases will change the World Health Organization designation of the Cayman Islands from “No cases” to “Sporadic cases.” Read more

Tuesday 18 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 286 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 17 August. All were negative. The total number of people in isolation is 181. The number of antibody tests that have been conducted at the Health Services Authority and Health City Cayman Islands now stands at 2,316. Read more

Monday 17 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 680 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Friday, 14 August. All were negative. Read more

  • Schools Develop Reopening Guidelines: Read more

Friday 14 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 256 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Thursday, 13 August. All were negative. The Cayman Islands' COVID-19 risk is now classified as very low according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

  • The Road to Tourism Recovery. Read more
  • Next MIA, LCE, and KIN Repatriation Flights Confirmed. Read more

Thursday 13 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 220 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Wednesday, 12 August. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 12 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 111 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 11 August. All were negative. As from 12 August, PAHO has changed the Cayman Islands recent transmission level from ‘Sporadic’ to ‘No cases‘ of COVID-19 disease. Read more

Tuesday 11 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 128 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 10 August. All were negative. Read more

Monday 10 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 454 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Friday, 7 August. All were negative. Read more

Friday 7 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 191 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Thursday, 6 August. All were negative. The number of antibody tests that have been conducted at the Health Services Authority and Health City Cayman Islands now stands at 2,096.  Of these, there have been a total of 54 positives (2.6% positive). Read more

  • CIG Extends Border Closure to 1 October. Read more

Thursday 6 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 208 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Wednesday, 5 August. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 5 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 243 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 4 August 2020. All were negative. Read more

Tuesday 4 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 256 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 3 August. All were negative. Read more

Monday 3 August Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 279 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Friday, 31 July. All were negative. Read more

Friday 31 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 180 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Thursday, 30 July. All were negative. Read more

  • Five More Repatriation Flights Added for Kingston and Miami in March. Read more
  • Surplus Test Kids Sold for Africa Relief. Read more
  • COVID-19 Regulations Amended for visitors to hospitals, residential care homes and prisons and remove the ban on vessels accessing Rum Point, Starfish Point, Sandbar and Stingray City. Read more

Thursday 30 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 263 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Wednesday, 29 July. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 29 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 213 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 28 July. All were negative. Read more.

Tuesday 28 July Testing Update:The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 293 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 27 July. All were negative. Read more.

Monday 27 July Testing Update: COVID-19 Testing Update 27 July 2020. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 269 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Friday, 24 July. All were negative. Read more.

  • Cayman Airways Ticket Office Reopens on Grand Cayman. Read more

Friday, 24 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 65 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Thursday, 23 July. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday, 22 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 225 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 21 July. All were negative. Read more

  • CAL Adds More Repatriation Flights Between Cayman and Miami and Kingston. Read more
  • The Road Back to 500K Air Arrivals: Delivering the Plan for Tourism Resuscitation Reinvention in the Cayman Islands. Read more

Tuesday, 21 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 113 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since Monday. All were negative. Read more

Monday, 20 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 529 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported.  None were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. 

  • US Details Visa Requirements. Read more
  • Inter-Island Travel Requirements Return to Normal. Read more

Friday, 17 July Government Update: 274 tests were conducted and all were negative. Cayman Islands' leaders announced the phased reopening of Cayman Islands' borders from 1 September 2020 that will enable tourism to resume but in ways that will be the "safest possible" for both locals and the air-arrival visitors. Read more

Thursday, 16 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 117 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Wednesday, 15 July. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday 15 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 287 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Tuesday, 14 July. All were negative. Read more

Tuesday, 14 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 190 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 13 July. All were negative.  Read more

  • COVID-19 Testing Appointments Required for Travellers to Sister Islands. Read more
  • US Student Visas resume. The US Embassy in Jamaica is set to resume granting US student visas on Monday, 20 July. Read more

Monday, 13 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 552 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Friday, 10 July. Two were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Read more

Friday, 10 July Testing Update: The Medical Officer for Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 437 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. All were negative. Read more

Friday, 10 July Government Update: Regular COVID-19 Screening Urged. Health officials are still emphasising the role that a strong testing regime plays in the continuation of COVID-19 prevention measures, therefore regular and ongoing screening of frontline workers will continue. The Medical Officer of Health also urges persons experiencing flu-like symptoms and anyone who believes they may have been exposed to the virus to self-register for testing here. Read more

Thursday, 9 July Testing Update: The Medical Officer for Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 210 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. All were negative. Read more

Wednesday, 8 July Testing Update: The Medical Officer for Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 310 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. None of these were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more

Tuesday, 7 July Testing Update: The Medical Officer for Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 583 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. None of these were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more

Friday, 3 July Government Update: Of 316 test results, all were reported negative. The current trend of test results is very encouraging and further reopenings will commence on Sunday, 5 July as scheduled. Low interest loan programme for small businesses is going well with 65 applications to date. Airbridge BA flights will depart on 31 July and 28 August for the benefit of students returning to the UK. Read more

Thursday, 2 July Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 252 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. None were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease. Read more

  • Reduction In Patients With Flu-Like Symptoms Leads To Flu Clinic Closure. Read more
  • All Government School Students To Receive Free Access To A Laptop. Read more

Wednesday, 1 July Testing Update:  The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 319 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. One was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Read more

 
Tuesday, 30 June Testing Update:  The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 470 COVID-19 tests carried out in the last 24 hours. One was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Read more
Monday, 29 June Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 623 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday’s press conference. Three were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, and the people were identified through the screening programme and are not symptomatic. Read more
  • Community Partnership With Rotary Central Places COVID-19 Messages On Bus Shelters. Read more
Friday, 26 June Government Update: Of 391 test results, all were reported negative. Total tests conducted to date rise to 22,657. Government leaders announced that a Reopening Borders Committee (CBC) is set up now to ensure all efforts the country has made to fight COVID-19 will not be squandered. Read more
  • COVID-19 screening is now available to anyone. Individuals may self-register here.
  • Minister of Education Provides Update on Education amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more
  • Tourism Stipend Updates from Ministry of Tourism. Read more
Thursday, 25 June Testing Update: Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 533 COVID-19 tests carried out in the last 24 hours which all did not detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Read more
Wednesday, 24 June Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 451 COVID-19 tests carried out since Tuesday’s press conference of which one result detected SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19 disease. Read more
  • Cayman Airways Repatriation Flights to Kingston and Miami continue. Read more
  • Ministry of Education Issues Guidance for the Reopening of Facilities. Read more
Tuesday, 23 June Government Update: 451 test results were reported, with no positives. Updates were provided on increased government services that are now available to the public. The new "TravelTime" operation has been designated to help with international travel to and from the Cayman Islands while borders remain closed. 10 WiFi hotspots will provide free 24/7 access across the three islands.  Read more
Monday, 22 June Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 461 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday’s press conference which are all did not detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes coronavirus disease. Read more
  • HSA Prepares to Reopen for Elective Surgeries and Outpatient Care. Read more
Friday, 19 June Government Update: 1,034 test results with two positives and an honorarium for public service COVID responders are some highlights. Read more
  • Update: Incoming International Mail. Some UK Mail Arrives. Read more
Thursday, 18 June Testing Update: The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 731 COVID-19 tests which have been carried out since yesterday’s press conference which are all negative for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19 disease. Read more
  • Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands Announces Guidelines for the Reopening of Walking Tracks. Read guidance
Wednesday, 17 June Government Update: Of 385 test results, there were no new positives. Screening on Cayman Brac is now complete with 51% of the population covered. As the Islands enter Level 2 Suppression, there are a large number of restrictions that will be eased in three phases on 21 June, 5 July and 19 July. The opening of the borders is still on track for 1 September 2020. However, this decision will be determined by world conditions in relation to COVID-19 closer to that time. Repatriation flight to Chennai, India scheduled for 3 July. Read more 
  • COVID-19 Economic Assessment and Stimulus Plan. Read more
Wednesday, 17 June, the COVID Economic Assessment and Stimulus Plan: The Economics and Statistics Office reports on the Islands’ estimated macroeconomic performance in 2019 and presents some of the policies implemented by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the report presents some scenario forecasts and assumptions for 2020 as well as some stimulus measures, some of which have been used and more that could be used to incite policies for economic recovery. Read more
Tuesday, 16 June Testing Update: 993 COVID-19 tests which have been carried out from the end of Friday through the holiday weekend include six positive results. Read more
Friday, 12 June Government Update: Out of 599 test results, one is positive from community transmission. Despite one person being hospitalised for COVID-19 symptoms today, the Cayman Islands continues to be on track for further phased easing of restrictions on 21 June. The priority remains for Caymanians and Permanent Residents over work permit holders to return to the Islands via evacuation flights. CIG Cares Community Support Programme to launch next week. The civil service is preparing to resume 100 per cent service in next phase of reopening. Read more 
  • Minister Of Health Highlights Blood Donor Day, Mental Health Symposium, Stipends For Musicians and Health Insurance Premium Assistance. Read more
  • Ministry Response to OES Inspection Report on Home Learning in Government Schools. Read more
  • Sanitation Guidelines for Cayman Islands Tourism Industry Now Published. Read more
Thursday, 11 June Testing Update: 556 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since yesterday’s press release, of which there are six positive results. Read more 
  • Notice Of Travel For Students On Overseas Scholarships. Read more
Wednesday, 10 June Testing Update: 649 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since yesterday’s press conference, of which there are four positive results. Read more
  • Mental Health Press Briefing. Watch here
  • HSA Leads National Response to COVID-19 With Further Expansion of Testing Capabilities. Read more
Tuesday, 9 June Government Update: Five new positives from 690 tests and all are determined to be locally contracted. This brings the total number tested to 15,423 and the current rate of infection is very low at 1.15%. Scientific discussions on viral load are ongoing and asymptomatic spread is not ruled out. With more re-openings scheduled, to avoid jeopardising the community and the good progress made so far, people must ensure they practise hand and respiratory hygiene, physical distancing, and wear masks. Read more
  • Deadline For Work Permit Applications Extended. Read more
Monday, 8 June Testing Update:  786 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday’s press conference, with seven positive results. Read more
Friday, 5 June Government Update: Out of 694 test results, four are positive, with one from a known contact. Tests continue to produce "very encouraging" results. However, the positive rate for the Islands is running between 1.3% and 1.5%, a "sobering" fact. This translates to 947 persons out in the community who have the active virus in their bodies. This underlines the importance of maintaining physical distancing, wearing masks in public places and practising proper hygiene. Read more
  • Guidance On Restaurant Exemptions For Outdoor Service. Read more
Thursday, 4 June Testing Update: 745 COVID-19 tests of which there are four positive results. Three are assumed to be locally acquired cases who are asymptomatic and picked up through screening; contact tracing has started. The fourth positive case is a contact of a known positive person. Read more
  • NGOs Asked To Register For COVID-19 Initiative. Read more
Wednesday, 3 June Testing Update: 505 COVID-19 tests of which there are five positive results. Four are assumed to be locally acquired cases who are asymptomatic and picked up through screening; contact tracing has started. The fifth positive case is in a traveller who was already isolated. Read more.
  • Cayman Islands Airport Authority Coronavirus Advisory. Read more
Tuesday, 2 June Government Update: Of 59 results received today, one tested positive from community transmission. The Cayman Islands now leads the region in testing for COVID-19 with over 12,000 tests completed to date. Government remains on track for cautious reopening of the economy and the current trend of results are very encouraging. Outgoing London evacuation flight scheduled for 12 June is sold out, but there is still room on the return flight for Caymanians and Permanent Residents. Read more
Monday, 1 June Testing Update: 805 tests have been carried out since Friday, 29 May. Of these cases, nine have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
  • Flight to Jamaica Authorised for Thursday, 4 June. Read more
  • Three-year Cayman Islands Tourism Recovery Plan. Read more

Friday, 29 May Government Update: Easing of restrictions in stages from 1 June but curfews unchanged this weekend. Out of 673 results today, one tested positive - an asymptomatic community transmitted case. FCO-donated gene expert machine for rapid testing arrived at the HSA today and enhance testing capability in Cayman Brac. Evacuation flight to London confirmed for 12 June, will also return a limited number of passengers to the Cayman Islands. Read more

Thursday, 28 May Testing Update: 292 tests all of which were negative. No cases have presented for clinical management since the last such case on 27 April. Read more

  • Why Is My Package On Hold? CIPS Answers. Read more

Wednesday, 27 May Government Update: Three positive results out of 359 new results were reported. Over 10,000 people have been tested in the Cayman Islands, placing us sixth in the world in per capita testing for COVID-19. The Finance Minister presents financial facts and projections. Cabinet meets on Thursday to discuss reopening of remaining construction industry activities and further easing of social restrictions. Negotiations for additional evacuation flights are ongoing. All charities wishing to help should register with the Red Cross. Read more.

  • Tourism Accommodations Update: Waiver of Tourism Accommodation Tax. Read more.
  • Finance Minister Hon Roy McTaggart Presents Financial Picture. Read more
  • Savannah Post Office To Reopen This Week. Read more.
  • Update On International Mail. Read More
  • CBC Confirms Officer Tested Positive for COVID-19. Read More.

Monday, 25 May Government Update: Five positive results out of 975 results were reported. Phased reopening and screening of the construction industry continues, the next UK air bridge is due to take place in the first half of June, further evacuation flights to Miami scheduled for 12 and 26 June, the Cuban government has agreed to provide the Cayman Islands with previously requested medical personnel. Read more.

  • Mail to USA Resumes. Read more.
  • Cayman Airways Adds Extra Repatriation Flights to Miami for June. Read more.

Friday, 22 May Government Update: Since last Sunday, 1,935 tests have been run, placing the Cayman Islands in the top 10 jurisdictions in overall tests per million of population. Out of 467 additional tests today, there are 8 positives, with one contact with a known case and 7 from community transmission; 359 tested negative. All positives are frontline staff. Read more.

  • Community Mask Distribution Underway. Read more.
  • Cayman Airways Pilots Complete Operational Training Flight. Read more.
  • Employers Urged to Notify WORC of Cancelled Permits. Read more.

Wednesday, 20 May Testing Update: 494 tests, all of which are negative. The Cayman Islands has had no new positive COVID-19 cases requiring clinical management since 27 April 2020. Read more 

Tuesday, 19 May Government Update: 17 positive results out of 1,182 results screened over the long weekend, screening of frontline health workers is complete and testing of other frontline workers is well underway, Cayman has tested 10% of the population ranking eighth in global testing per head, government strategy for reopening the economy proceeds carefully. The public is reminded to continue COVID-19 prevention practices including regular handwashing, social distancing and wearing masks in public enclosed spaces. Read more

  • HMCIPS Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases. Read more
  • CIFS Equipment Supports COVID-19 Efforts. Read more

Friday, 15 May Government Update: One positive result and 557 negatives were reported, relaxed restrictions to take effect on Tuesday, 19 May allowing; limited beach access, fishing and swimming in accordance with regulations, easing of hard curfew, and the reopening of some businesses. An evacuation flight to the Philippines is also scheduled for Saturday, 23 May. Read more

  • Isolation Policy Update for Returning Work Permit Holders. Read more
  • Amendments to Traffic Law Approved. Read more
  • Caymanians Supported Overseas During COVID-19. Read more

Thursday, 14 May Testing Update: a further 449 COVID-19 tests have been completed over the last 24 hours. Of these 449, seven people have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

Wednesday, 13 May Government Update: One positive case, acquired through community transmission, 98 persons are in government isolation and 100 in Public Health mandated community isolation, next phase of relaxation of restrictions hopefully starts next week Tuesday, 19 May. Details will be announced at the press briefing on Friday. Read more

Tuesday, 12 May Testing Update: a further 377 COVID-19 tests have been completed. Of these, one person tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

  • Teams Drive Repatriation Work: Since the COVID-19 global pandemic closed borders across the world stranding many far from their home countries, approximately 380 Caymanians and permanent residents have been able to return to the Cayman Islands, thanks to efforts by a cross section of Government agencies. Read more

Monday, 11 May Government Update: Three positive results and 761 negatives were reported, Government plans for testing and screening are on track, the next segment due to gradually reopen is the construction and development industry, repatriation flight to the Dominican Republic scheduled for 17 May. Read more 

  • HSA Expands COVID-19 Testing Capacity. Read more
  • HSA Requires Facemasks Across Organisation Starting Monday, 11 May. Read more
  • Public Health Statement on Testing. Read more

Friday, 8 May Government Update: One positive result and 296 negatives were reported; the current trend of predominantly negatives is very encouraging. Government is working hard to ensure that local economic activities can reopen as quickly and as safely as possible. Read more 

  • Cayman Airways Confirms Miami and Dominican Republic Repatriation Flights. Read more

Thursday, 7 May Government Update: Cayman Brac hard curfew is reduced, allowing both fishing and boating. Airports and seaports for cruise ships will remain shut until 1 September 2020. Two positive results and seventy four negative results were reported. Read more 

Wednesday, 6 May Government Update: Two hundred and ninety-eight negative results and no positives were announced. 96% of Little Cayman has been tested and two more evacuation flights have been added; one to the Dominican Republic and one to Miami. Read more 

Tuesday, 5 May Government Update: Three positive results among 224 results announced, hard curfew lifted on Little Cayman, AL Thompsons and Kirk Home Centre open for drive-through collection, special hard curfew exemptions for Mother's Day, RFA Argus departs, landscapers wishing to dispose of green waste at the landfill must carry appropriate exemptions. Read more

  • DEH Announces Landfill Rules. Read more
  • RFA Argus Arrives. Read more
  • Cayman Islands Postal Service Temporary Opening Hours. Read more
  • Cayman Airways confirms repatriation flight to Costa Rica. Read more

Monday, 4 May Government Update: One positive result among 600 results announced, restrictions on Sister Islands soon to be lifted, General Registry resumes issuing certificates, Royal Navy Task Force ship anchored off Seven Mile Beach, repatriation flights to Honduras and Costa Rica scheduled for 8 May. Read more

Friday, 1 May Government Update: One positive result among 392 results announced, new regulations coming into effect Monday include opening of money remittance facilities and other additional essential services, hard curfew will also be extended with changes, support for local musicians. Read more

  • Application Form To Access Emergency Withdrawal of Pensions Fund Issued.

Apply Now

  • Governor and Premier Welcome Disaster Relief Funds. Read more
  • COVID-19 Testing Boosted. Read more
  • Special Measures for Collecting Dutiable Items During COVID-19 Soft Curfew. Read more
  • Clearing a Box Inside the General Post Office During Soft Curfew. Read more
  • Visiting the Post Office During COVID-19 Soft Curfew. Read more
  • 30K Full PPE Kits Arrive Thanks To Partnership Between Cayman Islands Government and Health City. Read more.
  • Cayman Improves COVID Testing Resilience. Read more
  • WORC Employment Services Seeing Positive Results. Read more
  • High Demand Prompts Extra CAL Flight to Honduras. Read more

Wednesday, 29 April Government Update: 200 negative test results announced, with 200 people in Government isolation facilities, International Mail currently not available though limited postal services are available, DVDL allowing extended vehicle inspection certificate online, all beaches remain closed. Read more

Tuesday, 28 April Government Update: Three positive cases out of 187 test results, HSA continues to provide emergency and urgent care and is also now considering offering elective care, laws passed in the legislature last week, Further Repatriation Flights Organised. Read more.

Monday, 27 April Government Update: No New Positive Results, Expanded Testing Underway, Shelter in Place Restrictions to be Reviewed May 1, Pensions Legislation to Come into Effect, Postal Service Reopens, Further Repatriation Flights Organised. Read more

  • Family Resource Centre Rolls Out Parenting Initiative. Read more
  • Foster Group Helps Seniors Maintain Contact With Loved Ones. Read more
  • Cayman Islands Postal Service Ready to Reopen. Read more
  • Update on 2020-21 Scholarship Applications, Reminder Scholarship Secretariat Working Remotely. Read more

Friday, 24 April Government Update: 4 Positive Results, Doctor's Hospital Starts Testing, Phase One Of Expanded Testing To Begin, Successful Amendment To Legislation, Further Repatriation Flights Organised. Read more

  • RCIPS and CIFS Reinforce Road Safety Message. Read more
  • Overstayer Amnesty for Overstayers. Read more

Thursday, 23 April Video Update: Panel on Clinical Management of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. Watch here

  • Members of the Legislative Assembly Endorse Traffic Amendments. Read more
  • Immigration Law Changes Brought by Government. Read more.
  • First Historic Sitting of the Legislative Assembly with MLAs Participating via Electronic Means, Five Bills On the Agenda. Read more
  • Truman Bodden Law School Accepting Applications for 2020/2021 Academic Year. Read more
  • Closure Extended for All Educational Institutions Due to COVID-19. Read more

Wednesday, 22 April Government Update: 8 Negative Results, Social Distancing & Other Measures Are Working, Legislative Assembly to Meet for Review of Specific Laws, Evacuation Flight to Miami on 1 May, British Airways Air Bridge Booking Website Announced. Read more

  • Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Announces Temporary Waiver of Trade and Business Licensing Applications Fees. Read more

Tuesday, 21 April Government Update: Expanded Testing of Frontline Workers Starts, Estimate 1,000 Cases to be Tested Over the Next Two Weeks, Next UK Air Bridge to Arrive 28 April, Business Owners Without Security Systems May Call on the Police to Assist with Property Checks. Read more

  • Cayman Islands Fire Service Warns Against Backyard Bonfires and Provides Alternatives to Better Manage Garden Waste and Precautions to Take if Bonfires are to be Used. Read more
  • Support to Come From UK Military/Civilian Planning and Logistics Team Including Medical Planners, Logistics Experts and Security Advisors. Read more

Monday, 20 April Government Update: 5 New Positive Cases, Details of the Testing Process, Outline of Pension Account Withdrawals Rules, UK Military Planning Team to Assist, Second British Airways Flight Expected 28 April. Read more

  • First Batch of Locally Made Face Masks Organised by Red Cross Distributed to Front-line Personnel from 17 April. Read more
  • Temporary Waiver of Trade and Business Licensing Application Fees. Read more

Friday, 17 April Government Update: 61 Positive Results Remain Unchanged, Cayman Islands Well On Its Way to Suppressing the Virus and Almost Ready to Ramp Up Wider Testing, Flight to Canada on 20 April. Read more

  • EXTERNAL: Mail Online: American Actor, Armie Hammer and Wife Elizabeth Share Positive Thoughts About Cayman Islands Government Handling of COVID-19. Read more
  • Upgrades Made as Demand Increases for Needs Assessment Unit, New Phone Numbers Available. Read more
  • Online Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year for Government Schools Will Open 27 April and Close 26 June. Read more

Thursday, 16 April Government Update: Curfews & Beach Access Restrictions Extended Till 1st May, Proposed Amendments to Immigration Law to Assist Work Permit Holders, Flight to Canada Planned. Read more  

Wednesday, 15 April  Government Update: Of 56 Test Results Received, Six Are Positive, Mass Testing To Start Early Next Week. Read more 

  • Minister for Education Provides Answers to Matters Concerning Education During COVID-19. Read more

Tuesday, 14 April Government Update: No Further Test Results, Five Admitted to Hospital Are Stable, Commissioner Warns of COVID-19 Cyber Scams. Read more

Monday, 13 April Government Update: Extension of Curfews Likely, Stricter Measures Should Conditions Worsen, 1 New Positive Case, Clinical Management of Patients Update, Public Asked to Follow Proper Garbage Disposal Guidelines. Read more

  • Premier's Statement: The Government does have a  COVID-19 plan, Adherence Required by All, Widespread Testing to Start soon. Read more

Sunday, 12 April Video Update: Commissioner of Police Confirms Exercise Period Up to 90 Minutes Does Not Include Hard Curfew Days, Reiterates Penalties for Breach of Curfew and Restriction of Access to All Beaches Monday, 13 April. Watch here

  • All Persons Prohibited from Accessing All Beaches and the Coastline on Easter Monday, 13 April. Read more
  • New Toll-Free Phone Helpline to Support and Safeguard Older Persons, Staffed by Social Workers. Read more

Saturday, 11 April Government Update: 3 Days' Worth of COVID-19 Test Results Include 8 New Positive Cases, Public Beaches Will Close Easter Monday, Potential Private Sector Recovery Fund In the Works. Read more

  • Cayman Islands Provides 20,000 COVID-19 Testing Kits at Cost to Barbados. Read more

Thursday, 9 April Government Update: Residents Reminded to Stay Home over Easter Weekend, U.S. Authorities Release a Container of Medical Supplies Destined for Cayman, Test Kits from South Korea Pass Validation. Read more

  • Passport & Corporate Services Office Currently Unable to Accept Documents for Legalisation or Apostilles. Read more
  • Cabinet Office Not Accepting Manual Tax Undertaking Applications, Immigration Appeals Tribunal and Refugee Protection Appeals Tribunal Closed Until Further Notice for Manual Submissions and New Appeals. Read more

Wednesday, 8 April Government Update: Call for Vigilance in the Ongoing Battle with COVID-19, Alternative Sourcing of Ventilators Underway as U.S. Authorities Removed Supply from Shipment Destined for Cayman, Collaboration Between Hospitals Working to Establish National Testing Approach. Read more

  • 165,000 COVID-19 Testing Kits Arrived with More on the Way, Collaboration between Local Businessmen, Donations and Support from Mrs Susan Anne Olde OBE and Dart Corporation.Read more

Tuesday, 7 April Government Update: 114 New Results With 6 Testing Positive for COVID-19, Premier Thanks People for Complying With Measures and Expects Restrictions to Remain for 4 More Weeks, Persons Encouraged to Don Homemade Masks When Out. Read more

  • Fire Service Adapts to Provide Support to Other Services Should the Community Spread of COVID-19 Escalate.Read more
  • World Health Day Message from Minister Dwayne Seymour in the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Read more
  • DOA Warehouse & Nursery to Close 11 April to Allow Staff Much Needed Rest Over Full Easter Holiday Weekend. Read more
  • EXTERNAL: Loop Cayman Feature: 10 Best pieces of news in Cayman during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

Monday, 6 April Government Update: Government Announces Relief for Micro & Small Businesses, 43 Students Tested Negative, Hotline Reporting for Domestic Abuse. Read more

  • Minister Joseph Hew's Update: Micro and Small Business Support, Centre for Business Development, Relief Measures for Businesses. Read more
  • Minister Dwayne Seymour's Update: Respiratory Care Unit Well Underway, Frontline Health Care Staff Precautions, Advice on Face Masks. Read more
  • British Airways Flight Arrives Carrying Urgent Pharmaceuticals, Personal Protective Equipment, Test Kits, 58 Caymanian Students. Read more.
  • Post Offices are Closed, the Public May Contact the CI Postal Service via Email and WhatsApp. Read more

Sunday, 5 April Government Update:  4 More Positive Results, Reckless Rogue Motorist Dealt With, Clarification that Exercise Should be Between 6am and 6pm, Persons May Enter the Water Only for the Purposes of Exercise and Swimming.  Read more

  • Health Services Authority Maternity Allows for One Accompanying Person During Labour. Read more

Saturday, 4 April Government Update: 27 negative results from the Government isolation facility all tests negative, 19 other test results of which 6 were positive (1 positive test in Cayman Brac, 5 positive tests in Grand Cayman); reminder hard curfew in place from tonight at 7:00 pm until 5:00 am on Monday 6th April. Read more

Friday, 3 April Government Update: 1 New COVID-19 Case, Man Receives 4 months in Prison for Curfew Breach, Curfew Changes Approved. Read more
  • Amendments to the Public Health (Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19) Regulations and New Regulations to Ensure Compliance with Shelter in Place Requirements Approved by Cabinet. Read more
  • Ombudsman Urges Public to Keep COVID-19 Patient Details Private. Read more
Thursday, 2 April Government Update: 28 Cases Total in Grand Cayman, None in Sister Islands, Cabinet to Change Curfew. Read more
  • Employers' Questions for Department of Labour and Pensions Answered. Read more
  • Fishing Vessels Arriving to the Cayman Islands Required to Abide by CBC Measures for COVID-19. Read more
  • CBC Discourages Import of Non-Essential Goods At This Time. Read more
  • CBC Outlines Process to Collect Air Cargo, Will Issue Soft Curfew Exemption Letters for Specific Collection Times. 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 BA Flight, Call for Blood Donations. Read more
  • Important Advice on Homemade Face Masks from the Ministry of Health. Read more
  • Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands Operates Remotely, Accepts Email Inquires for Key Services. Read more
  • CIPS Suspends Service to the Public, All Post Offices Closed. Read more
Tuesday, 31 March Government Update: Community Transmission Confirmed with Two New Positive Results, Public Asked to Strictly Follow Protocols. 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 and Preparedness, Calls for Jingles from Local Musicians, Recognises Doctors. Read more
  • The Public Can Find Out If Symptoms May Be COVID-19 Related Within Five Minutes With New Tool. Read more
  • EXTERNAL: Forbes Feature: A Day In The Cayman Islands During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Read more
Monday, 30 March Government Update: No Significant Policing Issues, Surnames for Banking, BA Flight Next Week. Read more

Sunday, 29 March Government Update: Four New Positive Cases, More Stringent Policing of Daytime Curfew, New Supermarket Rules. Read more
  • EXTERNAL: Forbes Feature: How a Little Island in the Caribbean Sea Is Standing Up to the Goliath of Coronavirus. Read more
Saturday, 28 March Government Update: Too Many People in the Community in Violation of Shelter in Place ("Soft" Curfew). Read more
  • Supermarkets Prepare to Welcome Shoppers on Saturday, 28 March. Read more
  • Attorney General Details New COVID-19 Regulations, Including Shelter in Place.Read more
  • LSD Operational Changes Allow Video Verification, Extensions, Digital Lodgments. Read more
  • NAU Revises Opening Hours, Customers Allowed Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 1:00pm. Read more
  • DLP Reminds Employers of Provisions for Terminations, Temporary Lay-offs Due to COVID-19. Read more
Friday, 27 March Government Update: Two Curfew Regimes Going Forward from Saturday, 28 March. Read more
  • Changes to External Examinations Scheduled for Secondary Students. Read more
  • Cayman Islands Public Library Service Announces Online eBook Service. Read more
  • Essential Services from Ministry of Home Affairs Continue. Read more

Thursday, 26 March Government Update: Extended Curfew Working Smoothly, Robust Local Testing Sees 48 More Negative Results. Read more

  • DEH Issues Detailed Advice on COVID-19 and Hygiene for Food Handlers. Read more
  • Donation to Returning Students in Facility Provided by Government for Self-Isolation. Read more
  • Annual Fee Obligations Deferred for Corporate Entities till 30 June 2020. Read more
  • Department of Agriculture Updates Operational Hours, Suspends Certain Services, Closes Reception and Shelter. Read more
  • Deadlines for Annual Returns and Economic Substance Notification Filings Extended. Read more
  • DCFS Publishes Additional Contact Details to Reach Staff Working Remotely. Read more

Wednesday, 25 March Government Update: Extended Curfew in Effect, Shelter in Place Imminent, Daily Press Briefings to Continue. Read more

  • Immigration Appeals Tribunal and Refugee Protection Appeals Tribunal Suspend New Appeals, Manual Submissions. Read more
  • Cabinet Office Suspends Manual Processes Tax Undertakings, Applications and Renewals Still Available Online. Read More
  • DEH Revises Landfill Operating Hours, Maintains All Collection Services. Read more

Tuesday, 24 March Government Update: Staying Home Saves Lives, New Preliminary Test Results Include One Positive With No Travel History, Shelter in  Place Delayed, Curfew to Proceed, Civil Service Moves to Next Level in Pandemic Response Plan, Funeral Provisions. Read more

  • DCFS Works Remotely from 25 March for Critical Services, Maintains Staffing at Residential Care Facilities. Read more
  • CIGOUK Focuses on Caymanians in the UK, Urges Registration on New Online Portal . Read more
  • Travel Hotline Launched for Persons with Urgent Need to Leave the Cayman Islands. Read more
  • NAU Issues Preparedness List, Amends Customer-Facing Hours to 8:30am to 1pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Read more

Monday, 23 March Government Update: Two Positive Results, Curfew Exemptions, Public Gatherings Further Restricted, Travel Helpline to Launch.

  • District Administration Update on COVID-19 Lists Changes to Operations in Cayman Brac, Little Cayman. Read more
  • Governor Announces Daily Curfew to Begin 24 March (Note: Curfew Hours Subsequently Changed). Read more
  • WORC Details Changes to Operations, Cancellation of Training & Development Workshops. Read more
  • Public Warned About Account Impersonating Minister, Offering Cash Grants. Read more
  • Chief Medical Officer Orders 14 Days of Self-Isolation for All Persons Arriving in the Cayman Islands from 16 March. Read more
  • Judicial Administration Details Provisions for Essential Court Services, Modified Business Processes. Read more
  • Chief Medical Officer Issues Statement, Urges Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene. Read more
  • Extension of Support For Non-Caymanians Actively Explored by Ministry of Community Affairs. Read more
  • Student Taken from Isolation Facility for Assessment on 20 March. Read more
  • Revised Sister Islands Flight Schedule from Cayman Airways. Read more

Friday, 20 March Government Update: 23 New Negative Results, CMO Requires Returning Residents Self-Isolate, New Mental Health Hotline. Read more

  • RCIPS Business Centre at Windjammer Plaza Introduces Changes to Processing of Applications. Read more
  • DVDL Introduces Additional Precautionary Measures, Encourages Online Renewals. Read more
  • DOA Implements Operational Changes, Reduced Hours. Read more
  • Centre for Business Development to Open 23 March, Focus on Business Continuity. Read more
  • NAU Food Stipends for Caymanian Families Whose Children Received School Lunch Assistance. Read more
  • Education Minister Outlines Plans for Schools' Distance Learning. Read more
  • Updates from Ministry on Measures Taken in Education, Agriculture and by Water Authority - Cayman. Read more
  • Governor Confirms British Airways Flight Will Depart London for Grand Cayman Sunday, 22 March. Watch here

Thursday, 19 March Government Update: Two Positive from 40 New Results, Plans for Returning Students & Certain Essential Staff. Read more

  • Two Test Positive in Preliminary Results of 40 More Local Tests. Patients Doing Well, Remain in Isolation. Read more
  • DCFS to Implement Social Distancing, Maintain Client Contact by Phone, WhatsApp and Zoom. Read more

Wednesday, 18 March Government Update: No New Test Results. Additional Control Measures and Economic Support Announced. Read More

  • DLP Outlines COVID-19 Preparations and Implementation of Social Distancing. Read more
  • DVDL Suspends Road Testing, Will Reschedule Appointments. Read more
  • DCS COVID-19 Preparedness Brings Operational Changes. Read more

Tuesday, 17 March Government Update: 20 More Local Tests, Some Businesses to Close or Adjust Offerings, Emergency Stipends. Read more

  • DITC Activates its Business Continuity Plan to Maintain Operational Frameworks, International Obligations. Read more
  • Visitor Extension Process Varied by CBC to Assist Persons Departing the Cayman Islands. Read more
  • Clarification on Self-Isolation. Who Should Self Isolate? Read more
  • HMCIPS Takes Steps to Protect Prisoners and Staff against COVID-19. Read more
  • DCR Adapts Services to Limit Office Visits and Group Programmes. Read more
  • CIPS Suspends International Mail from 23 March as Precautionary Measure.Read more
  • Cayman Islands Regiment Officers Assisting HMCI. Read more
  • DCFS Suspends All Social Visits to Group Homes. Read more

Monday, 16 March Government Update: Premier's Statement Includes International Travel Updates. Read more

Older

  • HSA Introduces Local Testing for COVID-19, Significantly Reducing Waiting Period. Read more
  • RCIPS Helicopter in Life Saving Mission to Stricken Cruise Ship. Read more
  • HSA Expands, Relocates Flu Clinic at George Town Hospital, Promotes Flu Hotline. Read more
  • NAU Revises Existing Clients' Service Delivery to Support Preparedness Measures. Read more
  • HSA restricts all visitors from 14 March to protect patients and community. Read more
  • First COVID-19 Patient Passes 14 March. Officials Extend Condolences. Read more
  • Governor's Statement on COVID-19 Urges Coming Together. Read more
  • Public Gatherings of More Than 50 People Restricted Effective 13 March. Read more
  • First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in the Cayman Islands 12 March. Read more
  • CIGOUK Acknowledges UK Prime Minister’s Latest COVID-19 Announcement. Read more
  • First Five Samples Sent to CARPHA for COVID-19 Testing 9 March. Read more
  • Cruise Line Cancels Call to the Cayman Islands 9 March. Read more
  • The Cayman Islands Prepares as Regional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed. Read more
  • Travel Restrictions and Advice Issued by the Cayman Islands Government 25 February. Read more
  • Health Precautions at the Border and Immigration Advice 3 March. Read More
  • Ministers Attend a Special Meeting to Discuss Ways of Protecting the Region from COVID-19. Read more
  • Cruise Ship Denied Entry on 26 February. Read More
  • Cayman Islands Government Places COVID-19 on Schedule of Notifiable Diseases. Read more

Cayman Islands Government, Government Admin Building, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Tel: 345 949 7900

CIG Logo Horizontal