Cayman News Service
Wellbeing Minister Sabrina Turner at the press briefing

(CNS): Well being Minister Sabrina Turner claimed at Thursday’s push briefing that individuals who have examined positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who depart isolation right before finding an official PCR exit test, irrespective of how lengthy they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have still left isolation without the need of getting the official test are being egocentric, Turner claimed.

The minister stated people in quarantine are not no cost to depart household until they have gained an formal detrimental end result, and that persons should abide by the strategies they are not able to self-release, as that is a violation of the regulations.

There have been indications that some folks, frustrated by the process, experienced taken a lateral flow test and then absent about their business enterprise and had failed to turn up for the official exit exam.

Turner mentioned that government has a listing of all individuals in quarantine as a result of currently being good and would come soon after men and women who flout the rules and set the community at possibility. She said there could nevertheless be lethal consequences mainly because of the quick distribute of the virus.

“We are mindful that individuals took them selves out of isolation… with out reporting to the exit PCR testing web-site,” she said. “Let me warn everyone who has finished this that you are in violation of the Public Overall health Legislation and you might still be favourable, carrying a superior viral load, and you are putting the public and by yourself at great chance and you are just outright egocentric.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you really don’t clearly show up by tomorrow, you will be documented to the police for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that government was staying versatile in selections but general public security was at the coronary heart of the procedures.

“Public Wellbeing is guiding, certainly I know, and lots of of you are essential of them,” she reported, before referring to the department as “my General public Health”, who she reported were being functioning incredibly tough, regardless of the criticisms.

As she concluded her opinions, Turner mentioned she was involved that people today were producing an attitude toward the pandemic of not caring and had been putting the full community at danger.

Addressing businesses who not spending workers users who are unwell, even warning them not to report their standing to Community Wellness and threatening to fireplace them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a constructive test is mandatory and not an selection. “Being COVID-good helps make you a community overall health chance,” she claimed. “We ought to keep on being dedicated to pursuing the restrictions.”

Turner also exposed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be far more access to vaccines, offered the maximize in transmission on that island, where a appreciable quantity of elderly and vulnerable individuals live.

Just after the press conference and quite a few requests in excess of the very last week, Community Overall health officials launched extra up-to-day figures on the big range of beneficial COVID-19 circumstances reported this 7 days. There were being 850 new favourable scenarios on Monday and Tuesday, which include 14 circumstances on the Sister Islands.

With an believed 4,000 people today in isolation and a fantastic a lot of individuals needing a PCR test to ensure a favourable LFT or for exit screening, Community Health and fitness is stretched to its boundaries.

Govt has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day by day wander-in clinic from the South Seem Community Centre to a generate-by support at the Truman Bodden Sports activities Elaborate parking large amount, setting up Friday, 21 January. The new generate-by means of clinic will be for exit testing and confirmation PCR next beneficial lateral circulation tests.

“We are aware of the weighty targeted visitors of people requiring PCR checks at the South Audio Neighborhood Centre and have been doing work on alleviating this difficulty by figuring out a additional ideal location,” mentioned Dr Professional medical Officer of Health and fitness Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the thriving start of the new push-as a result of clinic at Truman Bodden Sports Complicated parking lot earlier this week, we have decided that this web page satisfies the desires of this daily testing clinic and allows for far better group management, a additional streamlined course of action for individuals as they will be tested from the comfort of their car.”

Public Well being directed PCR tests clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Screening Centres – Open up Day-to-day

  • Truman Bodden Sports Complicated (parking large amount drive-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Sophisticated – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Confirmation PCR Testing Centres – Open Daily

  • Truman Bodden Sporting activities Complex (parking great deal drive-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sporting activities Intricate – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

People today who examination favourable with a LFT should isolate straight away, report the result listed here and show up at the subsequent accessible designated HSA clinic for your PCR test. This confirmation PCR examination is a Public Well being need. 

Effects will point out “Not legitimate for travel”. These affirmation assessments are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Healthcare facility, COVID clinic, or any personal institution. Individuals who require PCR or licensed LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening must show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Travel.

Faith Medical center in Cayman Brac will provide exit screening for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Health care Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for individuals suitable to exit quarantine centered on the new modifications to authorities polices.

Accredited LFTs are CI$25 and persons remaining examined can shell out by cash, credit score or debit card. Test success will be availbale in close to 1 hour.

Men and women in Tiny Cayman can speak to the Minimal Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to plan an appointment.

Men and women attending the generate-by way of ought to carry their photograph ID along with the QR code that will be offered in the electronic mail as proof of payment. 

Any person shelling out funds can pay a visit to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Push place concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the push-via locale is for pre-paid out consumers only.

The minimal age for the certified LFT exit tests is five several years youngsters underneath 5 are not required to be tested.

See the new laws that arrived into result very last night in this article.

Check out the press convention on CIGTV below:

By Kelli