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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

 

The Rules

Rules at all levels

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?
  1.  

 

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

 

 

At all levels

Please note, at all levels of suppression there are regulations and rules you must follow across the Cayman Islands. These are detailed below.

At all levels of suppression, you must follow current Public Health guidelines including:

  • staying at least three feet away from any person who is not a member of your household
  • practising hand hygiene
  • wearing masks or cloth face coverings, especially when indoors in public places where it is legally required
  • any regulations issued under the Public Health Law and orders issued in accordance with section 49 of the Police Law 

You can read the current curfew and social distancing rules here. You can read about all policies in action here.

If you operate activities or venues, follow current regulations and other Public Health guidelines and make sure that:

  • three feet physical distancing is possible at all times (increasing to six feet on boats or for visitors to residential care homes)
  • you comply with gathering restrictions where relevant
  • you comply with any conditions imposed by regulators and other authorities
  • other legal requirements can be met
The Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19 (Partial Lifting of Restrictions) (No.3) Regulations, 2020 and the Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19 (Partial Lifting of Restrictions) (Travel and Boating) (No.2) Regulations, 2020 apply across the Cayman Islands. However, they make different provisions for each island.


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.

Keeping Cayman Safe - Suppression Level 2 - Grand Cayman only (Effective 19 July 2020)

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 most public places you must maintain three feet of distance from other people and wear a face mask or face covering when in public enclosed or indoor spaces. 

No more than 50 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.

No visits to prisons and places of detention, patients in health care facilities, or isolation facilities. 

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.

The number of customers allowed in any business must allow for physical distancing in public places.

 

Bars & Restaurants

Bars and restaurants may operate within their normal hours and offer indoor and outdoor services subject to the following conditions:

  • Tables must be at least six feet apart.
  • Persons must be seated at least three feet apart.
  • In restrooms and waiting areas, social distancing of at least three feet must be maintained and customers and staff must wear masks or cloth face coverings.
  • Servers and front of house staff must wear masks or cloth face coverings while serving customers, including outdoors.
  • Customers may  engage in dancing or karaoke only if they maintain a distance of three feet from every other person.

Cultural, Social & Recreational

No more than 50 people may gather together at any one time. 

When exercising with persons from outside your household, unless you are engaging in contact sports, you must maintain 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 (50) includes coaches, trainers and support staff. Up to 50 spectators may attend sporting events if they maintain a distance of three feet from every other person who is not a member of their household.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted. People are not allowed to rent any scuba or snorkeling equipment, except dive tanks, to any customer for any scuba diving or snorkeling activity, including training.

 

Transport & Travel

Public transport and taxi service limited to half of total seating capacity, staggered seating, drivers and passengers wearing masks.

Boats and in-water activity on motorised vessels permitted. No more than 50 people or half the capacity (whichever is lesser) may be on any one boat within territorial waters. 

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 using the TravelTime form; 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.

Keeping Cayman Safe - Suppression Level 2 - Cayman Brac only (Effective 19 July 2020)

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 public places you must maintain three feet of distance from other people and wear a face mask or face covering when in public enclosed or indoor spaces. Public gatherings are limited to 50 people.

 

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.

No visits to places of detention, patients in health care facilities, or isolation facilities. 

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

Operations limit customers to maintain three feet distancing, and six feet distancing on boats.

Restaurants and bars may operate under the same conditions as other public places and with servers and front of house staff wearing masks or cloth face coverings while serving customers.

Flexible work arrangements and remote working are encouraged for all that can do so. 

 

Cultural, Social & Recreational

No processions or festive ceremonies are permitted.

Cultural, social & recreational activities are limited to 50 people. 

Churches are to limit congregants to allow for three feet social distancing. 

No more than 50 people may be on any one boat or half the capacity (whichever is lesser) within territorial waters.

 

Transport & Travel

Public transport and taxi service are limited to half of total seating capacity to stagger passengers. Drivers and passengers are to wear masks.

No more than 50 people may be on any one boat or half the capacity (whichever is lesser), and not exceeding 50 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 may carry passengers in those zones provided:

  • they have no more than ten passengers at any one time
  • they do not manoeuvre the commercial vessel so as to congregate with any other person or vessel where the number of people gathering is more than ten people
  • they do not rent any scuba or snorkeling equipment to any customer for any scuba or snorkeling activity including diving or training (this does not apply to dive tanks)

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 using the TravelTime form; 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.

Keeping Cayman Safe - Suppression Level 2 - Little Cayman only (Effective 19 July 2020)


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 public places you must maintain three feet of distance from other people indoors and wear a face mask or face covering when in public enclosed or indoor spaces if distancing is impossible or when in a taxi or public ride sharing transportation. 

 

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

No restrictions on business operations except customer limits to maintain distancing.

Flexible work arrangements and remote working are encouraged for all that can do so. 

 

Cultural, Social & Recreational

No restrictions on cultural, social & recreational activities and social gatherings on the Island.

 

Transport & Travel

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

No restrictions on in-water activity on boats.

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 using the TravelTime form; and
  • be tested for the COVID-19 virus, returning a negative test.