Cayman: Here are all the details on the new curfews
Cabinet has met and made final decisions with regards to new shelter in place provisions that come into place as of next week Monday.
Police Commissioner, Derek Byrne has just made the announcement and reminded people that curfew breaches are criminal offences.
All the new details are as follows:
- New curfew from 5 am today (May 1) for 14 days until 5 am May 15.
- Soft curfew will be in operation between 5 am and 7 pm today and tomorrow (May 2)
- This changes Monday May 4 when soft curfew will be 5 am to 8 pm
- A hard curfew, except for exempted essential services, will be in place tonight (May 1) and tomorrow (May 2) 7 pm - 5 am
- From Monday May 4, this changes to 8 pm to 5 am
- Exercise periods not exceeding 90 minutes are allowed 5.15 am to 6.45 am today and tomorrow
- From Monday May 4, this changes from between 5.15 am and 7 pm Monday to Saturday
- There will be no exercise on Sunday during hard curfew
- There will be a 24-hour curfew on Sunday May 3 and Sunday May 10.
- Public beaches remain in FULL 24-hour lockdown until 5 am on May 15
Premier Alden McLaughlin said earlier this week: "We are hoping that the first phase of re-opening will occur on May 4. This will occur in two-week intervals. While the government is planning for this relaxation to begin next week, if circumstances change, this might have to be delayed.
"We will ease some restrictions, hold for two weeks and ease some restrictions and hold for two weeks."