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COVID-19 FAQs: Little Cayman

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

COVID-19 Little Cayman F.A.Qs

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

Rules

  1. When is the curfew in Little Cayman?
  2. What are the rules for public places in Little Cayman?
  3. Do I have to wear a mask?
  4. Can I travel to Little Cayman?
  5. Can I travel to Grand Cayman from Little Cayman?
  6. What happens if the regulations are breached?

When is the curfew in Little Cayman?

There is no curfew at the moment.

This comes as a result of testing the population for the COVID-19 virus and having found no evidence of COVID-19 in the community. This decision was made by Cabinet and enacted through Regulations under the Public Health Law.

 

 

What Are The Rules For Public Places In Little Cayman?

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.

Restaurants and bars may offer indoor and outdoor services, provided that each table shall be at least six feet apart and servers and front of house staff shall wear masks or cloth face coverings while serving customer.

Do I have to Wear A Mask?

Yes. In Little Cayman anyone over the age of five must wear a mask or cloth face covering in a public place, including an educational institution, if you are unable to, or do not maintain a
distance of six feet from every other person.

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

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


 

Can I Travel to Little Cayman?

You can travel to Little Cayman 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.

Can I Travel To Grand Cayman From Little Cayman?

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 Little Cayman?

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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