Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tonight announced the third national lockdown in England effective midnight tonight.
For full details see UK GOVERNMENT INFORMATION LINK HERE. (Summary below).
Primary and secondary schools and higher education institutions in England are closed until at least mid-February and only offering online classes/facilities. Naturally we recommend that you communicate with your school/university to confirm their available online facilities. We understand that there will be persons considering their UK/Cayman travel arrangements.
The January Cayman BA flights to and from the UK are expected to proceed as planned, the Cayman Islands Government is in discussions with BA regarding additional flights beyond January. Please see Government Advisory note regarding travel to the Cayman Islands at the CIG travel information pages:
Cayman Islands Representative to the UK and Europe Mr André Ebanks wishes to reiterate that:
“The Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK stands ready to assist, we appreciate that you have endured much over the past year. We appeal for all to pull together and ensure compliance with the latest lockdown rules, with the knowledge that the imminent rolling out of the vaccine provides a positive expectation for the future. Meanwhile, stay safe and calm, and take one day at a time.”
If you are in the UK or Cayman and wish to stay in touch with fellow Caymanians overseas please email email@example.com for online activities and community group support calls.
We are also sharing news and updates through our social media: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @cigouk.
Scotland is currently also in temporary lockdown and Northern Ireland and Wales in further restrictions. For further information on each of these areas please see below:
Scotland – https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Wales – https://gov.wales/covid-19-alert-levels
Northern Ireland – https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you
Please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like support or have any further questions.