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".
When is the curfew in Little Cayman?
As of Tuesday, 5 May 2020, Little Cayman is under no hard curfew order and has no shelter-in-place or soft curfew regulations.
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?
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) and wear a mask if you are unable to or do not maintain this distance.
Do I have to Wear A Mask?
Because of the different suppression level 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 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 are a customer at a restaurant or bar and seated at a table
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 2-10 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.
Otherwise, no person in Grand Cayman is permitted to travel by boat to Little Cayman except for the transport of freight to the island.
Persons who wish to travel to Little Cayman by air require permission from the Medical Officer of Health and will need to quarantine for 14 days on Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac, be tested for the COVID-19 virus, 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 COVID-19 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.
Can I Travel To Grand Cayman From Little Cayman?
You may travel from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman. However, before you are able to return to Little Cayman you will be subject to the same conditions as anyone else (see Can I travel to Little Cayman?).
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.
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.