In 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:
The Curfews & Shelter-In-Place
- What is the current Suppression Level in Little Cayman?
- When is the curfew in Little Cayman?
- What are the rules for public places in Little Cayman?
- Do I have to wear a mask?
- Can I go to the beach?
- Can I travel to Little Cayman
- Can I travel to Grand Cayman from Little Cayman?
Consequences & Breaches
What is the Current Suppression Level in Little Cayman?
Little Cayman is at a Level 2 "Minimal Suppression". Read more about Little Cayman's Level 2 Suppression restrictions in this PDF.
When is the curfew in Little Cayman?
The Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19 (Little Cayman) Regulations, 2020 apply to Little Cayman.
This means, as of Tuesday 5 May, 8pm, Little Cayman
- has no hard curfew
- has no shelter-in-place order or soft curfew
This comes as a result of testing over 96% of the population for COVID-19 and having found no evidence of COVID-19 in the community. This decision was made by Cabinet and enacted Tuesday, May 5 2020.
What Are The Rules For Public Places In Little Cayman?
Inside public places, the owner or operator must restrict the number of customers at any one time, so that each customer is able to distance himself or herself at least six feet or two metres from any other person.
If you are indoors in a public place, you must maintain a distance of at least six feet or two metres from another person (unless you live in the same immediate household).
Do I have to Wear A Mask?
Because of the different suppression level and Public Health Regulations in Little Cayman, any person over the age of two years who is indoors a public place and cannot keep at least six feet from other people, must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering.
A public place can be:
- any highway or street
- a public park or garden
- any sea beach
- any public bridge, road, lane, footway, square, court, alley or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not;
- any open space
- any premises to which the public have or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise
You do not have to wear a mask in Little Cayman if:
- You are unable to wear a mask or cloth face covering due to a medical condition (you shall 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 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.
There is a special way for children aged 2-5 years old to wear masks and face coverings, which the Medical Officer of Health will provide written guidance on.
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 Little Cayman?
Can I Travel to Little Cayman?
Essential personnel, as designated by the competent authority, may travel to Little Cayman by air or boat without quarantine or isolation to carry out essential services.
No person in Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac is permitted to travel by boat to Little Cayman except for the transport of freight to the island.
Additionally, other travellers to Little Cayman will need to quarantine for 14 days on Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac, be tested and return negative results before they will be allowed to enter Little Cayman. The borders are otherwise closed.
If you wish to travel to Little Cayman from Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac, before travelling, you must:
- notify the Medical Officer of Health of the proposed travel
- remain at your residence or such other place of isolation as specified by the Medical Officer of Health for a period of not less than fourteen days
- be tested for the virus
Travel may only be permitted if the test has been declared to be negative by the Medical Officer of Health.
Once you have been given permission and test negative for COVID-19 you:
- Will be transported immediately after receiving the results to the airport or to the boat
for boarding, by a person assigned by the Medical Officer of Health.
- Must isolate for 14 days from date of arrival in Little Cayman, remaining at the
person’s home or such other place of isolation as specified by the Medical Officer of Health.
- Where there are other people in the same immediate household that you are isolating in, those people will also need to isolate for 14 days
Can I Travel To Grand Cayman From Little Cayman?
You may travel from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman for medical reasons but must obtain the prior approval of the Medical Officer of Health to do so, unless a doctor determines that this is an emergency.
To do so, and once given permission, you must isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival in Grand Cayman. Where there are other people in the same immediate household that you are isolating in, those people will also need to isolate for 14 days from your arrival date.
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 one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
Learn More About Curfew
Visit our Curfew & Social Distancing page to learn more about the curfew.