Elizabeth Chambers shares look into 'unplanned' Cayman Islands isolation with husband Armie Hammer

Megan C. Hills
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Elizabeth Chambers has revealed that she and her husband Armie Hammer are self isolating in the Cayman Islands, along with their children.

Saying that it “wasn’t planned” and stemmed from a spring break vacation, she explained they had “made this decision for the health and safety of our family” - additionally revealing what her experience of the pandemic has been like from the tropical location.

Sharing a picture of herself in a mask at the grocery store, she revealed that she “left home yesterday for the first time in almost a month for our second grocery run.”

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In the post she said she “felt the need to explain” why they were in the Caymans as it is a “very sensitive time and emotions are heightened.”

She explained, “We’re currently quarantined in the Caymans, which wasn’t planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for NYC for previews of @minutesbway. Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family.”

Other stars including Sam Heughan (who is isolating in Hawaii), Kristin Cavallari (who spent a large chunk of quarantine in the Bahamas) and Gordon Ramsay (visiting his second home in Cornwall) have been criticised for their decision to stay in second homes or other countries during this period.

One fan told Heughan that the “Hawaiian healthcare system cannot handle someone on vacation during a pandemic.”

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Left home yesterday for the first time in almost a month for our second grocery run and the experience was drastically different than before. We’re currently quarantined in the Caymans, which wasn’t planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc for previews of @minutesbway. Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family. But none of that is the point...I just know this is a very sensitive time and emotions are heightened, so felt the need to explain. The point is...the government here seems to be handling this entire situation extremely well. There are strict curfews, lockdowns and visitation to essential businesses are only allowed on certain days based on the first letter of your last name. And it seems to be working. There are no lines or crowding and when I asked the cashier if they have been busy/overwhelmed on the weekends, she said that it’s never very busy and no lines because of the mandates. I’ve received messages from a few people saying that local grocery stores on the east coast have implemented one-way aisles and @birdbakery we’re using tape on the floor as a guideline for social distancing if guests must enter. How are your local businesses and grocery stores finding the balance between social distancing and customer demand? Please share and stay safe (and home when possible)! ❤️

A post shared by Elizabeth Chambers Hammer (@elizabethchambers) on Apr 16, 2020 at 12:36pm PDT

The TV presenter continued, “The government here seems to be handling this entire situation extremely well. There are strict curfews, lockdowns and visitation to essential businesses are only allowed on certain days based on the first letter of your last name. And it seems to be working.”

“There are no lines or crowding and when I asked the cashier if they have been busy/overwhelmed on the weekends, she said that it’s never very busy and [there are] no lines because of the mandates,” she said.

Chambers also owns a chain of bakeries called Bird Bakery and revealed on March 25 that she would be temporarily closing all of its branches.

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Provisions, but make it distant.

A post shared by Elizabeth Chambers Hammer (@elizabethchambers) on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:41pm PDT

The shop does remain open for pick up and delivery and she added, “I’ve received messages from a few people saying that local grocery stores on the east coast have implemented one-way aisles and @birdbakery we’re using tape on the floor as a guideline for social distancing if guests must enter.”

Chambers shared another picture from what appears to be the same supermarket on March 25, which showed her wearing a mask and gloves as she posed in a grocery aisle. She captioned it, “Provisions, but make it distant.”

She also shared pictures location-tagged in St. Barths starting March 11, which included a trip to beach club Nikki Beach with her family.

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Hold the ones you love 💕

A post shared by Elizabeth Chambers Hammer (@elizabethchambers) on Mar 14, 2020 at 6:25pm PDT

Both she and Hammer have shared a glimpse into their lives during lockdown, with Chambers revealing the Call Me By Your Name star had grown facial hair and had been tasked with mopping the house.

She also celebrated the eighth anniversary of her first Bird Bakery store with a homemade cake.

Hammer also distressed fans when he succumbed to a popular lockdown activity - giving himself a haircut.

Unlike actors Bruce Willis and Oscar Isaac, who gave their children a shave and a trim, Hammer went above and beyond - choosing to give himself a mohawk and a handlebar moustache.

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Killing the game.

A post shared by Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) on Apr 15, 2020 at 11:07am PDT

He captioned his post, “Killing the game.”

His Call Me By Your Name co-star Timothee Chalamet didn’t seem impressed, sharing two disgusted emojis underneath it in response.

Welsh actor Luke Evans also commented, “No words.”