The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce encourages the public to remain calm within the context of COVID-19 and stresses that panic buying is unnecessary.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands has confirmed that cargo ships carrying food supplies and household products continue to arrive on island as normal. Port Authority Director Joseph Woods has confirmed that four cargo ships are due to arrive as scheduled in the Cayman Islands in the next few days.
All Cayman supermarkets and their suppliers have confirmed that goods are continuing to be delivered to them as usual.
Consumers have been bulk buying certain household products, including cleaning and disinfectant items, toilet paper, and canned foods, leading to a temporary shortage of these items. In these cases some supermarkets are limiting the number of certain products each customer can buy, such as disinfecting products and bleach.
Chamber President and Managing Director of Fosters, Woody Foster, said its stores were “fully stocked on food items and [they] have been assured that our suppliers, both locally and overseas, have product on hand to ship”. These sentiments have been echoed by the other major supermarkets.