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COVID-19 FAQs: Cayman Brac

Cayman Islands Government
Published: May 10 2020
Last Updated: October 8, 2020

In Cayman Brac F.A.Qs

This section covers questions relating Cayman Brac and regulations in place surrounding COVID-19 in the Sister Islands. These rules apply specifically to Cayman Brac. Click the links below to skip to the relevant questions or scroll down to read more:

The Curfews & Shelter-In-Place

  1. What is the current suppression level in Cayman Brac?
  2. When is the curfew in Cayman Brac?
  3. What are the rules for public meetings?
  4. What are the rules for taxis?
  5. What are the rules for visitations in Cayman Brac?
  6. What are the rules for public places in Cayman Brac?
  7. Do I have to wear a mask?
  8. Can I go to the beach?
  9. Can I go on a boat in Cayman Brac?
  10. Are restaurants and bars open in Cayman Brac?
  11. Can I travel to Cayman Brac?
  12. Can I travel to Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac?
  13. What happens if the regulations are breached?

 

 

What is the Current Suppression Level in Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac is on suppression level 2 or 'minimal suppression' from Sunday 21 June.

 

When is the curfew in Cayman Brac?

Cayman Brac is no longer under any hard curfew order and has no shelter-in-place 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.

 

What are the rules for public meetings?

No person shall hold any procession or festive ceremony until further notice, regardless of the number of people involved.

Public meetings may not include 500 or more people. These include gatherings in any public place for the purpose of engaging in the following activities:

  • leisure, recreational or spiritual activities including those organised by service clubs, faith-based organisations, community organisations, civic organisations and business organisation
  • parades and social activities related to such parades, including stage shows and parties
  • sporting events
  • concerts
  • conventions
  • conferences
  • graduations
  • fundraisers

The public meetings restrictions applies to churches that can accommodate more than 500 people.

Restrictions on the size of public meetings also do not apply to employees or customers at businesses. 

 

What Are the Rules for Taxis?

Public transport and taxi services may operate. The driver and passengers must wear masks or cloth face coverings, including while within an enclosed or semi-enclosed waiting area.

 

What Are the Rules for Visitation In Cayman Brac?

While visits to health care facilities, places of detention and people in isolation continue to be banned, you may request to visit residential care homes.

If you wish to visit a residential care home, you must be tested for COVID-19 within the three days before your scheduled visit. You will only be allowed to visit once you have provided the results from a negative test.

It is recommended that you maintain at least six feet of distance from all other persons while at the care home. You must wear a mask or face covering.



 

What Are The Rules For Public Places In Cayman Brac?

No more than 500 persons may gather in a public place.

 

Do I have to Wear A Mask?

In Cayman Brac, any person over the age of ten years who is indoors in a public place may cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering.

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. 

You must also wear masks or cloth face coverings when providing or using the services of any taxi or ride-sharing, or similar public transport service, or while within an enclosed or semi-enclosed waiting area for the transport service.

You do not have to wear a mask in Cayman Brac if:

  • You are unable to wear a mask or cloth face covering due to a medical condition (you will not be required to produce documentation verifying the condition) or you are otherwise exempted by guidance provided by the Medical Officer of Health
  • You are sitting or eating, without talking, at your desk or place of employment
  • You are a customer at a restaurant or bar and seated at a table 

Where a customer refuses to wear a mask or cloth face covering for non-medical
reasons, the owner or operator of a public place may decline entry to the person.

 

Can I Go To The Beach In Cayman Brac?

Yes.

 

Can I Go On A Boat In Cayman Brac?

In Cayman Brac, you may use a boat to travel for pleasure, including fishing. No more than 500 people or the legal carrying capacity of the vessel (whichever is lesser) can be on any boat within territorial waters.

 

Can I Travel To Cayman Brac?

You may travel to Cayman Brac from Grand Cayman or Little Cayman without being tested for the COVID-19 virus provided that:

  • you have been in the Islands for at least 14 days prior to the date of travel, and
  • you are not showing any respiratory symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you wish to travel inter-island and have not been in the Islands for at least 14 days prior to the date of travel, at least 48 hours before travelling, you must: 

You will only be permitted to travel after the COVID-19 test has been declared to be negative by the Medical Officer of Health.


 

Are Restaurants and Bars Open In Cayman Brac?

Yes. Restaurants and bars may offer indoor and outdoor services.

 

Can I Travel To Grand Cayman From Cayman Brac?

You may travel to Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac without being tested for the COVID-19 virus provided that:

  • you have been in the Islands for at least 14 days prior to the date of travel, and
  • you are not showing any respiratory symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you wish to travel inter-island and have not been in the Islands for at least 14 days prior to the date of travel, at least 48 hours before travelling, you must: 

You will only be permitted to travel after the COVID-19 test has been declared to be negative by the Medical Officer of Health.

 

What Happens If The Regulations Are Breached In Cayman Brac?

A person who contravenes the regulations commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.

For certain offences, a ticketing system also allows persons to choose to pay a smaller fine or appear in court and risk paying the full fine.

 

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