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COVID-19 FAQs: Cayman Brac

Cayman Islands Government
Published: May 10 2020
Last Updated: November 20, 2021

COVID-19 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:

Rules

  1. When is the curfew in Cayman Brac?
  2. What are the rules for public gatherings?
  3. What are the rules for taxis?
  4. What are the rules for visitations in Cayman Brac?
  5. What are the rules for public places in Cayman Brac?
  6. Do I have to wear a mask?
  7. Are restaurants and bars open in Cayman Brac?
  8. Can I travel to Cayman Brac?
  9. Can I travel to Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac?
  10. What happens if the regulations are breached?

 

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 Gatherings?

No more than 100 people may gather in public indoors, and no more than 250 outdoors for a public meeting.

If people are gathering for the same activity in an indoors and outdoors setting, no more than 250 people can gather overall and at no more than 100 people can be in the indoor area of that public place.

A total of 500 people are allowed in a public place when the space is partitioned into two areas. Persons cannot move in-between areas, though. Limited to 250 in each partitioned area.

Public meeting limits do not include

  • people employed to be involved in the activity
  • the bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and the
    marriage officer at weddings
  • the parties to the intended civil
    partnership, official witnesses and the civil partnership officer at a civil partnership
  • up to six pallbearers, an officiant and essential mortuary staff at a funeral
  • people attending an education institution
  • emergency shelters (when being used in the event or aftermath of a threat or disaster)
  • churches when used for a religious service

These public gathering restrictions apply where people are meeting to engage in the same activity, not to customers of businesses or people attending their workplace. Churches that can hold more than 100 people are also exempt from the gathering restrictions, though the number of congregants must be restricted to allow for social distancing.

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 five years who is indoors in a public place must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering if they are unable to socially distance themselves from other households.

Businesses have the authority to require any person who visits their establishment to wear a mask and to refuse entry to any person who refuses to do so.

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 if:

    • you are unable to wear a mask or cloth face covering due to a medical condition or you are otherwise exempted by guidance
      provided by the Medical Officer of Health
    • you are sitting or eating, without talking
    • you are a desk at your place of employment
    • you are at a desk, or at a table, at your educational institution

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 Travel To Cayman Brac?

You can travel to Cayman Brac from Grand Cayman if you have evidence that you have had the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before (all doses) and:

  • are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19, and
  • can provide the airline or Port Authority with a vaccination certificate

If you have not completed your COVID-19 vaccination course 14 days before travel and you are over the age of 5, you need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 to the airline or a Customs and Border Control officer at the Port Authority no more than 48 hours before departing.


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 the Sister Islands without being tested for the COVID-19 virus and without the need for COVID-19 vaccination. If you are travelling by boat, you must provide the rotation number of the boat when asked by the Customs and Border Control Service.

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 ten thousand dollars and to imprisonment for two years.

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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