Saturday 5 December, 2020

No big crowds, but people sunbathed & read at the beach yesterday

An image of Seven Mile Beach at 4 pm yesterday, showing people sunbathing and reading

An image of Seven Mile Beach at 4 pm yesterday, showing people sunbathing and reading

Yesterday was a joyous day for many Caymanians as it was the first opportunity for many to return to the beach after a government-mandated beach ban that lasted more than a month. 

"What a nice way to take a break from my mundane exercise routine," said Talia S. who spent the afternoon walking on Seven Mile Beach. Talia was among many happy Caymanians with surnames between L and Z, who took the opportunity to get some much needed H2O and exercise on Cayman's beloved beaches.

But while the crowds were not in violation of public gathering orders, some Caymanians were not following legally-mandated beach behaviour protocols. Our three visits to West Bay Public Beach, Seven Mile Beach and Smith Barcadere revealed limited law enforcement and cases of non-compliance with police orders.

Our first visit to West Bay public beach, at 11 am revealed no beach-goers and no police.

Our second visit to Seven Mile Beach at 4 pm revealed no police presence and individuals sunbathing and reading.

Our visit to Smith Barcadere at 5 pm revealed adequate social distancing and behavior within protocols as well as the presence of law enforcement.

Caymanians are urged to follow police mandated beach behaviour so that there are no more beach bans in the foreseeable future.

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