Cayman News Service
Well being Minister Sabrina Turner at the press briefing

(CNS): Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner mentioned at Thursday’s press briefing that people who have analyzed optimistic for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who depart isolation prior to having an formal PCR exit examination, irrespective of how prolonged they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have still left isolation without having getting the official check are becoming selfish, Turner stated.

The minister mentioned all those in quarantine are not free of charge to leave house until they have received an official destructive outcome, and that folks must stick to the techniques they can’t self-release, as that is a violation of the principles.

There have been indications that some men and women, discouraged by the method, experienced taken a lateral movement take a look at and then absent about their business and had unsuccessful to convert up for the official exit check.

Turner reported that governing administration has a list of all those people in quarantine as a result of currently being positive and would come after people who flout the laws and set the neighborhood at risk. She said there could nonetheless be lethal consequences because of the speedy unfold of the virus.

“We are informed that individuals took them selves out of isolation… with out reporting to the exit PCR testing website,” she claimed. “Let me warn anyone who has accomplished this that you are in violation of the Public Wellness Law and you might still be optimistic, carrying a substantial viral load, and you are placing the general public and on your own at fantastic possibility and you are just outright egocentric.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you really do not present up by tomorrow, you will be documented to the law enforcement for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that governing administration was staying versatile in decisions but community protection was at the heart of the treatments.

“Public Well being is behind, yes I know, and numerous of you are significant of them,” she said, before referring to the section as “my Community Health”, who she reported were being operating very hard, even with the criticisms.

As she concluded her comments, Turner stated she was anxious that folks were developing an attitude toward the pandemic of not caring and have been putting the overall community at chance.

Addressing employers who not paying team associates who are ill, even warning them not to report their position to Community Overall health and threatening to fire them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a good exam is mandatory and not an solution. “Being COVID-optimistic helps make you a general public well being hazard,” she stated. “We will have to continue being committed to following the regulations.”

Turner also disclosed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be far more obtain to vaccines, specified the boost in transmission on that island, where by a sizeable amount of elderly and susceptible people today dwell.

After the push convention and several requests more than the last 7 days, Public Overall health officials released far more up-to-day figures on the big range of constructive COVID-19 circumstances described this 7 days. There were being 850 new favourable scenarios on Monday and Tuesday, together with 14 conditions on the Sister Islands.

With an estimated 4,000 individuals in isolation and a fantastic lots of people needing a PCR test to ensure a favourable LFT or for exit testing, Public Health and fitness is stretched to its restrictions.

Authorities has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the daily stroll-in clinic from the South Sound Neighborhood Centre to a travel-by services at the Truman Bodden Sports Elaborate parking great deal, starting up Friday, 21 January. The new drive-through clinic will be for exit testing and confirmation PCR next favourable lateral flow tests.

“We are aware of the large traffic of persons requiring PCR checks at the South Seem Neighborhood Centre and have been working on alleviating this concern by identifying a more acceptable location,” claimed Dr Medical Officer of Well being Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the profitable launch of the new push-by means of clinic at Truman Bodden Sports Intricate parking lot earlier this week, we have established that this website satisfies the requirements of this everyday screening clinic and will allow for improved crowd command, a extra streamlined course of action for people as they will be examined from the ease and comfort of their car.”

General public Wellbeing directed PCR testing clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Screening Centres – Open up Each day

  • Truman Bodden Sports activities Complex (parking large amount travel-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Athletics Sophisticated – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Good LFT Confirmation PCR Testing Centres – Open up Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Advanced (parking lot drive-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Intricate – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

People today who test positive with a LFT will have to isolate immediately, report the result in this article and go to the following readily available specified HSA clinic for your PCR take a look at. This affirmation PCR test is a Community Health requirement. 

Outcomes will condition “Not legitimate for travel”. These affirmation assessments are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Healthcare facility, COVID clinic, or any non-public establishment. People who demand PCR or licensed LFT for outbound vacation or other optional screening should really show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Travel.

Religion Clinic in Cayman Brac will supply exit tests for certified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Healthcare Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for people eligible to exit quarantine centered on the new improvements to government restrictions.

Certified LFTs are CI$25 and people today staying examined can fork out by cash, credit rating or debit card. Test success will be availbale in close to 1 hour.

People in Very little Cayman can speak to the Minor Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to program an appointment.

People today attending the push-by way of need to provide their photograph ID alongside with the QR code that will be furnished in the electronic mail as evidence of payment. 

Anybody having to pay hard cash can stop by the clinic at 131 MacLendon Generate locale between 7:30am and 12pm, as the travel-via location is for pre-compensated consumers only.

The minimum age for the accredited LFT exit screening is five decades children below five are not required to be analyzed.

See the new laws that came into impact last night listed here.

Look at the press conference on CIGTV under: at?v=bNCsiADy-AQ