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Cayman Islands Suppression Levels

 

Regulations have been made by Cabinet under the Public Health Law (2002 Revision) for the prevention, control and suppression of COVID-19. We are currently on the following suppression levels for the Cayman Islands. Each suppression level and guidance is specific to each island:

  • Grand Cayman, Suppression Level 2
  • Cayman Brac, Suppression Level 2
  • Little Cayman Suppression Level 2

 

Table of Contents

 

Suppression Levels

Grand Cayman Suppression Level
  1. Details for
    1. Community Health
    2. Activities
    3. Education & Human Services
    4. Business & Services
    5. Cultural, Social & Recreational
    6. Transport & Travel
  2. When Can I...?
    1. Go to the supermarket?
    2. Go to the bank?
    3. Exercise?
  3.  
Cayman Brac Suppression Level
  1. Details for
    1. Community Health
    2. Activities
    3. Education & Human Services
    4. Business & Services
    5. Cultural, Social & Recreational
    6. Transport & Travel
  2. Cayman Brac Regulations FAQs
Little Cayman Suppression Level
  1. Details for 
    1. Community Health
    2. Essential Activities
    3. Education & Human Services
    4. Business & Services
    5. Cultural, Social & Recreational
    6. Transport & TravelDetails for
  2. Little Cayman Regulations FAQs

 


Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is currently at suppression level 2 or minimal suppression. There is no curfew. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.

 

Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac is currently at suppression level 2 or minimal suppression. There is no curfew. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.

 

Little Cayman

Little Cayman is currently at suppression level 2 or minimal suppression. There is no curfew. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.




 

Suppression Level In Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is currently operating under suppression level 2 or minimal suppression. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.

 

What Does This Mean?

At all levels of suppression you must follow the current curfew and Public Health regulations and guidelines. You can confirm the current social distancing rules here.

 

Community Health

In some public places you must wear a mask or face covering. These include healthcare facilities, residential care home facilities, airports, taxis, omnibuses and any other place deemed so by the Medical Officer for Health. You may choose to or choose not to wear masks or face coverings in other locations. 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. 

No more than 500 people may gather in public.

 

Activities

You can exercise outdoors and go to pharmacies or healthcare facilities, go to the beach, use boats and go to restaurants to collect food or dine outdoors any day of the week. There are no surname restrictions on outings.

We ask that you practice preventative measures in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. You can learn more about these here.

 

Education & Human Services

Educational institutions and facilities, including summer camps and vacation bible schools, may operate, including social and sporting activities, under public health guidance. 

While the 2019/2020 academic school year has ended, early childhood care and education centres (nurseries, preschools and daycares) and other institutions may open using guidance.

Visits to residential care homes are only permitted after testing negative for the COVID-19 virus within three days of the visit and subject to maintaining six feet of distance from all persons at all times.

 

Business & Services

All businesses may operate without the need to apply for an exemption. However, there are restrictions on certain operations. View all Policies in Action here.

 

Bars & Restaurants

Bars and restaurants may operate within their normal hours and offer indoor and outdoor services.


Cultural, Social & Recreational

No more than 500 people may gather together at any one time. 

When exercising with persons from outside your household, unless you are engaging in contact sports, you may consider maintaining a distance of at least three feet at all time.

Exercise may include all sports, using government walking tracks, and public and strata gyms. 

For contact sports, the maximum number of participants and spectators is 500 people.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted. People may rent any scuba or snorkeling equipment provided they follow regulations.

 

Transport & Travel

In public transport and taxi services drivers and passengers must wear masks or face coverings.

Boats and in-water activity on motorised vessels permitted. No more than 500 people or the legal capacity (whichever is lesser) may be on any one boat within territorial waters. 

Boats leaving port in the Cayman Islands will be able to fish outside of territorial waters, without quarantining upon return. Persons must file their travel plans with the Port Authority and Customs and Border Control.

You may travel to Cayman Brac 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: 

  • request travel authorisation by contacting Travel Cayman; and
  • be tested for the COVID-19 virus, returning a negative test.

 

When Can I...?

Click on the links below to confirm when you can do these things

Go to the supermarket?
Go to the bank?
Go swimming or do other exercise at the beach?
Exercise?
Go outside?

 

 

Can I...?

Click on the links below to confirm when you can do these things
Go fishing?
Drive to exercise or for recreation?
Go diving?
Play group sports?
Have a social gathering? Or go to a friend's or family member's house?
Go on a boat?

 

 

Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac is currently operating under level 2 or minimal suppression. You can download the suppression level 2 flyer here.

 

What Does This Mean?

At all levels of suppression you must follow the current curfew and Public Health regulations and guidelines. You can confirm the current social distancing rules here.

 

Community Health

In some public places you must wear a mask or face covering. These include healthcare facilities, residential care home facilities, airports, taxis, omnibuses and any other place deemed so by the Medical Officer for Health. You may choose to or choose not to wear masks or face coverings in other locations. 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. 

No more than 500 people may gather in public.

 

Essential Activities

You can go to pharmacies, healthcare services, businesses, bars and restaurants during their opening hours. Outdoor exercise, visiting a beach or swimming in the sea for exercise or for recreation, waterway access and shoreline fishing is also permitted any day of the week. There are no surname restrictions on outings in Cayman Brac.

We ask that you practice preventative measures in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. You can learn more about these here.

 

Education & Human Services

Educational institutions and facilities, including summer camps and vacation bible schools, may operate, including social and sporting activities, under public health guidance. 

While the 2019/2020 academic school year has ended, early childhood care and education centres (nurseries, preschools and daycares) and other institutions may open using guidance.

Visits to residential care homes are only permitted after testing negative for the COVID-19 virus within 3 days of the visit and subject to maintaining six feet of distance from all persons at all times.

 

Business & Services

All businesses may operate without the need to apply for an exemption. However, there are restrictions on certain operations. View all Policies in Action here.

Restaurants and bars may operate.

 

Cultural, Social & Recreational

No processions or festive ceremonies are permitted.

Cultural, social & recreational activities are limited to 500 people. 

No more than 500 people may be on any one boat or the legal capacity (whichever is lesser) within territorial waters. 

Boats leaving port in the Cayman Islands will be able to fish outside of territorial waters, without quarantining upon return. Persons must file their travel plans with the Port Authority and Customs and Border Control.

 

Transport & Travel

In public transport and taxi service, drivers and passengers are to wear masks or face coverings.

No more than 500 people may be on any one boat or the legal capacity (whichever is lesser), and not exceeding 500 people total gathering should two or more boats congregate. These limits apply regardless of whether persons are adults or children and whether they live in the same household.

An owner of a commercial vessel who is licensed to operate in any wildlife interaction zone.

You may travel to 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: 

  • request travel authorisation by contacting Travel Cayman; and
  • be tested for the COVID-19 virus, returning a negative test.

 

 

Little Cayman

Little Cayman is currently operating under level 2 or minimal suppression. Download the suppression level 2 flyer for Little Cayman here.

 


What Does This Mean?

At all levels of suppression you must follow the current curfew and Public Health regulations and guidelines. You can confirm the current social distancing rules here.

 

Community Health

In some public places you must wear a mask or face covering. These include healthcare facilities, residential care home facilities, airports, taxis, omnibuses and any other place deemed so by the Medical Officer for Health. You may choose to or choose not to wear masks or face coverings in other locations. 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. 

No more than 500 people may gather in public.

 

Essential Activities

There is no "hard" or "soft" curfew in place. At any time, you may drive to or otherwise access pharmacies, healthcare services, bars and restaurants, beaches and waterways. 

We ask that you avoid unnecessary journeys.

 

Education & Human Services

Educational institutions and facilities, including summer camps and vacation bible schools, may commence full operations, including social and sporting activities, using guidance. 

 

 

Business & Services

All businesses may operate without the need to apply for an exemption. However, there are restrictions on certain operations. View all Policies in Action here.

Restaurants and bars may operate.

 

Cultural, Social & Recreational

No processions or festive ceremonies are permitted.

Cultural, social & recreational activities are limited to 500 people. 

No more than 500 people may be on any one boat or the legal capacity (whichever is lesser) within territorial waters.

Boats leaving port in the Cayman Islands will be able to fish outside of territorial waters, without quarantining upon return. Persons must file their travel plans with the Port Authority and Customs and Border Control.

 

Transport & Travel

Public transport and taxi service are unrestricted in number of passengers. Drivers and passengers are to wear masks.

No more than 500 people may be on any one boat or the legal capacity (whichever is lesser), and not exceeding 500 people total gathering should two or more boats congregate. These limits apply regardless of whether persons are adults or children and whether they live in the same household.

You may travel to Grand Cayman or 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: 

  • request travel authorisation by contacting Travel Cayman; and
  • be tested for the COVID-19 virus, returning a negative test.