REGISTRATION FOR GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
Registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, government schools for the 2020/2021 school year will open from Monday, 27 April 2020 to Friday, 26 June 2020.
Registration for government reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 years 0 months before 1 September 2020. That means a child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 is eligible for reception, and that he/she must have already turned 4 prior to 1 September 2020.
Registration for Year 1 in government schools is open for qualifying children aged 5 years 0 months before 1 September 2020 in all primary schools. That means a child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 is eligible for Year 1, and that he/she must have already turned 5 prior to 1 September 2020.
Registration for older students transferring internally, re-entering or entering for the first time into the government school system, should be completed by 26 June 2020 deadline in order for the child to be eligible to attend school at the start of the school year.
Due to circumstances of COVID-19, school registration will take place online. The online registration form will be available by Monday 27 April 2020, on the Department of Education Services registration web page – https://schools.edu.ky/Pages/School-Registration.aspx.
Only applications received through the online form will be accepted. Additionally, children registering after 26 June 2020 cannot be guaranteed a space at their zoned catchment school.
Visit the DES website at https://schools.edu.ky/Pages/School-Registration.aspx or email [email protected] for additional information on school registration.
NEEDS ASSESSMENT UNIT: REMINDER OF ONGOING PROTOCOLS
The Needs Assessment Unit wishes to remind the public of the following procedures that it is working under, during the COVID-19 situation:
- Existing clients do not need go to the NAU. Their services will continue to be topped up.
- New clients can email [email protected] to send documents, ask questions and process new applications. Alternatively, call 946-0024 or 244-2426 for general enquiries on service approval (Grand Cayman) or 948-8758 (Cayman Brac).
- The NAU will only be focussing on existing needs.
- Housing repairs will not be considered at this time.
The NAU thanks the public for its continued compliance with these necessary measures. For further information about the work of the unit, visit www.nau.gov.ky
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TAKING CAYMAN AIRWAYS EVACUATION FLIGHTS
Passengers planning to depart the Cayman Islands on a Cayman Airways emergency travel flight are asked to bear in mind the following information:
Cayman Airways face mask (or face covering) requirements at check-in and in-flight
All passengers must present at check-in and boarding with their own face mask (or face covering) which they must wear for the entire duration of the flight until disembarking. Passengers without a face mask (or face covering) will not be permitted to board the flight.
RCIPS airport checkpoints
Travelling passengers should be aware that RCIPS will be activating two checkpoints in the vicinity of the Owen Roberts International Airport. Passengers should plan their journey to the airport accordingly as these checkpoint stops may cause road traffic delays.
Friends and family at airport
To help reduce the risk of possible transmission of COVID-19 to relatives, friends and the wider Cayman Islands community, outbound travelling passengers should not have others meet them at the airport for goodbyes or well wishes. Relatives and friends are discouraged from leaving their homes to see passengers off at the airport.
For the latest updates and information on Cayman Airways-operated evacuation flights, visit caymanairways.com. For the latest COVID-19 updates and information, visit gov.ky/coronavirus.
RESOURCES FOR PERSONS STRUGGLING TO COPE
If you are struggling to cope with the changes to your daily life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are other options than drugs and alcohol. Find out what resources are available from the Department of Counselling Services, and how we can help you, by calling 949-8789.
DVDL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, ONLINE SERVICES AVAILABLE
The Department of Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing is closed to the public until further notice.
Customers are asked to keep their receipts as evidence of transaction.
Members of the public experiencing issues can email [email protected] for assistance.
DCI GRAND CAYMAN OFFICE CLOSED
The Department of Commerce and Investment advises the public that the business licensing counter and the Grand Cayman Office are closed to the public until further notice.
Applications for trade and business licences can be submitted online at www.dci.gov.ky.
Email contact for trade and business and other licensing information: [email protected];
Email for assistance with Designated Non-Financial Business and Profession (DNFBP) or enforcement matters: [email protected].
Other contact information: 948-2400; 244-2219; 244-6664; 244-6677; 244-2097; 244-2260.
CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE
Persons having difficulty coping and managing stress during these difficult times can call a confidential mental health helpline, operated by the Cayman Islands government in collaboration with private partners. The number is 1 (800) 534-6463 and hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Additional hours will be added as needed.