Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Curfew changes coming up: Stay out later, Sunday beach days & sailing

Beginning on Monday June 1, a new hard curfew order will go into effect. This curfew order will be in place for 21 days and will end on the morning of June 22.

A new soft curfew order will go into effect on June 7.

For clarity, the different allowances are as follows:

From May 29 to May 31

Hard curfew will remain every night from 8 pm to 5 am in Grand Cayman and 8 pm to 4.30 am in Cayman Brac.

Persons are permitted to drive to points of exercise between 5.15 am and 7 pm (for 2 hours maximum)

Beach exercise will be permitted from 5.15 am to 7 pm according to an alphabetised system (see below). Exercise and inshore fishing and boat fishing will be allowed. No more than 2 persons will be allowed to be on a boat for the purpose of fishing. No inter-island fishing will be allowed. No fishing will be allowed at Starfish Point, Rum Point nor Sand bar. This is with the exception of those who live in those areas.

Snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking will be allowed but water sports will not be allowed. No sunbathing or picnics will be allowed. Families (maximum of two adults with children) will be allowed to go to the beach together. Social distancing and public gathering restrictions will continue to be enforced on the beach. No diving is allowed.

Leisure craft and sailing boats are not allowed.

Surnames from A-K will be allowed on the beach for exercise or to engage in fishing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 hours maximum

Surnames from L-Z will be allowed on the beach for exercise or to engage in fishing on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for 2 hours maximum

Changes from June 1 to June 7

Hard curfew will take place every day from 8 pm to 4.30 am.

Persons will be able to exercise in any public place.

Open-air non-contact sports will be allowed. No football; golfing and tennis will be allowed. No more than 2 people at a time.

Government walking tracks will be opened.

Persons will be able to travel to gas stations and minimarts on Sunday.

Those who provide security services between the islands will be able to travel between the islands.

Changes from June 7 to June 22

Hard curfew will take place every day from 10 pm to 4.30 am and other relaxations of soft curfew enforced in the previous phase will continue be enforced.

Beach access is permitted on Sundays between 4.45 am and 9 pm for all surnames.

Exercise will be allowed in groups of up to 6 persons.

From Monday thru to Saturday each week, Beach exercise will be permitted from 4.45 am to 9 pm according to an alphabetised system (see below). Exercise and inshore fishing and boat fishing will be allowed. No more than 6 persons will be allowed to be on a boat for the purpose of fishing. No inter-island fishing will be allowed. No fishing will be allowed at Starfish Point, Rum Point nor Sand bar. This is with the exception of those who live in those areas.

Snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking will be allowed but water sports will not be allowed. No sunbathing or picnics will be allowed. Social distancing and public gathering restrictions will continue to be enforced on the beach.

Leisure craft and sailing boats ARE allowed IN CAYMAN BRAC between 4.45 am and 9 pm including Sunday. This does not include inter-island movement. No more than 6 persons will be allowed on a boat.

Surnames from A-K will be allowed on the beach for exercise or to engage in fishing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 hours maximum IN GRAND CAYMAN

Surnames from L-Z will be allowed on the beach for exercise or to engage in fishing on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for 2 hours maximum IN GRAND CAYMAN

Boats will be allowed to congregate once the total amount of people gathering does not exceed 6 persons.

SUNDAYS: ALL SURNAMES 

Food deliveries will be allowed until 11 pm and collection of food will be allowed until 9 pm.

Gatherings of no more than 6-people will be allowed. (25 persons or less in Cayman Brac and no gathering restrictions in Little Cayman)

GATHERINGS AT PEOPLES' HOMES ARE NOT ALLOWED. 

Physical distancing, hand and face hygiene, masks and other precautions will still be enforced.

Groups of up to 6 people at a table will be allowed to dine at restaurants and bars that have outdoor/ patio seating as a part of the premises. Social distancing will be required for those who are not a part of the same household. Tables must be at least 8 feet apart. Indoor seating or serving will not be allowed. This will be allowed until 9 pm.

Business restrictions

On June 22, Cayman is expected to move to level 2 suppression of COVID-19. This phase will see the allowance of external guardians and helpers in the home. More high touch businesses will open. Staycations will be allowed. People will be able to dine outside of their homes.

Before Cayman moves to this phase, there will be a two-phased opening up of economic activity.

As of June 1, all construction and related businesses will be allowed to operate. All retail and real estate businesses will be allowed to operate. Masks and social distancing will be required.

As of June 7, groups of up to 6 people at a table will be allowed to dine at restaurants and bars that have outdoor/ patio seating as a part of the premises. Social distancing will be required for those who are not a part of the same household. Tables must be at least 8 feet apart. Indoor seating or serving will not be allowed. This will be allowed until 9 pm.

Restaurant deliveries will be allowed until 11 pm.

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