Thursday 24 September, 2020

Premier announces business & services allowed to operate from Monday

Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin has laid out the new shelter in place regulations as we move towards a slight relaxation of curfews from Monday.

Cayman will be moving from level 5 to level 4 ' high suppression' from Monday which means some businesses and services can begin to operate again from Monday.

New shelter in place regulations, to take effect Monday May 4, made by Cabinet yesterday are:

  • Money remittance premises will be open to the public and allowed operate between 6 am and 7 pm
  • Post Offices open and allowed to operate between 6 am and 7 pm
  • Retail banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions allowed to operate between 9 am and 4 pm
  • Visits to educational institutions will only be allowed by persons who are involved in distributing or collecting of school supplies
  • Persons will now be allowed to operate mail or parcel courier services but only where the business is providing for the collection and delivery of mail or parcels
  • Pet grooming services are allowed, but only where the business is providing for the collection and delivery of the pet
  • Persons will now be allowed to conduct the business of a retail store but only where the business is delivering goods
  • Car dealerships will be allowed to operate but only where they are delivering vehicles
  • Laundromats will be allowed but only where the business is allowing for collection and delivery of items
  • Car wash service and tyre repair service will be allowed but only where the business is providing a mobile service
  • Pool maintenance services will be allowed access to private pools but only for cleaning and maintaining

The following persons have been added to the list who are exempt from shelter in place regulations, but only when they are carrying out their official or employment-related duties:

  • Persons providing pain management services or provide treatment of chronic pain
  • Persons involved in providing school supplies to educational institutions
  • Postal workers and persons employed by mail or parcel courier services to collect and distribute mail or parcels
  • Persons who operate retail stores and persons employed by them to deliver goods
  • Persons in pet grooming services and persons employed by them to collect and deliver pets
  • Landscapers, persons in gardening, pool maintenance, grounds maintenance
  • Persons who provide mobile car wash or tyre repair services
  • Persons who operate laundromat services and persons employed by them to collect and deliver laundry
  • Persons who operate car dealerships and those employed to deliver vehicles

Food and grocery delivery services can now operate in extended hours and persons now also have more time to collect food

  • Persons employed by restaurants to provide food delivery services may now do so until 10 pm
  • Persons employed by businesses other than restaurants to provide food/grocery delivery may do so until 10 pm
  • Persons driving to get takeaway or curbside collection may now do so until 7 pm

The Premier said getting "more people on the road, but managing the risk".

If the signs are positive, the next stage will be Level 3 - when hardware stores, for example, would be allowed open.

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