(CMR) The Police Commissioner explained that today there would be a further loosening up of the restrictions for the next 21-days.
Here is a comprehensive breakdown of what you can expect:
Changes to take effect on 1 June 2020:
(a) From Monday, 1 June, 2020, all construction businesses may fully operate, subject to any conditions which may be imposed by the Competent Authority and persons observing the social distance requirements.
(b) All retail and real estate businesses will be able to fully operate and must all observe the social distance requirements and enforce the wearing of masks by customers.
(c) Persons will be able to exercise in any public place including Government walking tracks. Also, persons will be able to engage in open air non-contact sports, such as tennis and golfing, but no more than two at any time may engage in such sport and this will be subject to any conditions which may be imposed by the Competent Authority as well as persons observing the social distance requirements.
(d) Persons will be able to travel to convenience stores, minimarts or gas or refilling stations on a Sunday. However, the surname restrictions will not apply to these Sunday visits.
It should be noted that in Grand Cayman notwithstanding the gradual opening of more businesses, those businesses which are not exempted or specified in the regulations shall remain closed. However, where possible, their staff can continue to work remotely from home.
(e) Travel between the Islands continues to be subject to the same restrictions as before.
There is however a minor change in that persons who provide security services between the Islands will now be classified as providing essential services for the purpose of travel between the Islands.
Changes to take effect on 7 June 2020:
(a) From Sunday 7 June 2020, hard curfew will be from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
(b) The definition of â€śpublic meetingâ€ť will change in Grand Cayman and gatherings of up to six persons will be permitted. In Cayman Brac there has been no change and twenty-five persons or less will continue to be able to take part in the said activities. The social distance requirements will continue to apply. This does not relate to Little Cayman which has no such restrictions. However, social distance requirements and the wearing of masks indoors public places continues to apply to Little Cayman
(c) From 7 June 2020, in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, restaurants and bars, will be able to serve customers on any patio or other outdoor area which forms a part of the premises of the bar or restaurant. However, the following conditions will apply:
1. no more than six customers at a table, and unless these customers all come from the same household, social distance requirements must be observed;
2. each table must be at least eight feet apart;
3. no person shall be seated or served at an indoor counter in a bar or restaurant; and
4. any other conditions which may be imposed by the Competent Authority.
Further, restaurants and bars will be able to open for such services until 9 p.m. Therefore, persons who travel to restaurants or bars to collect their food or to dine outdoors will have until 10pm to return to their homes. The restaurants can continue with delivery of food until 11 pm which will be one hour later.
(d) From 7 June 2020, persons employed by businesses other than restaurants will be able to deliver until 11 p.m.
(e) In relation to exercise- a person will be able on and after 7 June to exercise with five (5) other persons who are not members of the personâ€™s household for no more than 2 hours per day, between the hours of 4:45 am and 9 p.m. This includes engaging in open air non-contact sports, subject to any conditions which may be imposed by the Competent Authority.
Also persons will be able to exercise on a beach, swim in the sea and fish from the shoreline on any day. Persons must however continue to observe the social distance requirements when exercising.
(f) On and after 7 June 2020, in Grand Cayman, a person may use a boat between the hours of 4:45 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on any day only for the purpose of fishing in the waters, subject to the following conditions
1. No more than six persons shall be on a boat; and
2. No person shall travel for pleasure between the Islands to visit Cayman Brac or Little Cayman; and
3. A person may operate or manoeuvre a boat so as to congregate or gather with any other person on any other boat or vessel provided that the number of persons gathering does not exceed six persons. (Current arrangement is only two.)
4. The prohibition on boating activity in certain areas will continue. Thus, persons are still not permitted to congregate or have boats remain in Starfish Point, Rum Point, the Sandbar and Stingray City.
(g) In Cayman Brac, on and after 7 June 2020 a person may, on any day, continue to use a boat to travel for pleasure, including for fishing in the waters and will be permitted to have six persons on board at any one time.
The Regulations will last until 22 June 2020 or until such later date as the Cabinet may specify.