Easing of COVID-19 restrictions comes into effect

Premier Alden McLaughlin on Friday further outlined easing of Cayman’s COVID-19 suppression measures scheduled to take place on Sunday. The restrictions will remain in place until 31 Aug. All the restrictions are subject to social distancing protocol.

McLaughlin said the use of 3 feet social distancing is now acceptable for churches and offices. However, he said, in controlled environments, like offices, employees are still required to wear masks when moving around, except when seated alone at their desks.

  • Up to 50 people now allowed to gather in public
  • Dancing and karaoke will be allowed
  • Night clubs can open and accommodate up to 50 patrons
  • Hookah/shisha remain prohibited
  • Up to 50 people can now attend weddings in addition to the bride, groom, official witnesses and the marriage officer
  • Up to 50 people can now attend funerals, in addition to the six pallbearers and essential mortuary staff and officiants
  • You can now visit residential care home facilities, like the Pines Retirement Home, with a negative PCR test within three days of visiting
  • Contact sports are permitted. Players and fans will be considered two separate groups, meaning there can be up to 50 participants and up to 50 spectators
  • No change in scuba/snorkel restrictions – dive/snorkel equipment cannot be rented
  • Travel between Cayman’s three islands can now be done without a PCR test, providing travellers have been in Cayman for more than two weeks
  • Commercial boats can now carry up to 50% of their licensed capacity, not exceeding 50 people
  • Gathering of boats will be able to take place with up to 50 people gathered
  • Travel will be permitted by boat between islands for pleasure
  • Restrictions remain with access to Stingray City and the Sandbar. Only those with a Wildlife International Zone licence are permitted to visit those areas
  • Vessels remain prohibited from visiting Starfish Point and Rum Point

Resources: See the latest regulations:

Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 (Partial Lifting of Restrictions) (No. 3) Regulations, 2020

Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 (Partial Lifting of Restrictions) (No. 2) Regulations, 2020

Control of COVID-19 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2020

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