Cayman News Service
Health Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Health Minister Sabrina Turner stated at Thursday’s push briefing that men and women who have examined good for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who depart isolation just before acquiring an official PCR exit check, regardless of how prolonged they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have remaining isolation without having the official exam are remaining egocentric, Turner mentioned.

The minister explained those people in quarantine are not free of charge to go away house until they have obtained an formal destructive consequence, and that persons should stick to the strategies they can’t self-release, as that is a violation of the guidelines.

There have been indications that some people today, pissed off by the procedure, had taken a lateral flow check and then long gone about their company and had failed to convert up for the official exit test.

Turner stated that government has a listing of all people in quarantine as a end result of being beneficial and would arrive right after individuals who flout the restrictions and set the neighborhood at possibility. She explained there could nevertheless be deadly consequences for the reason that of the swift unfold of the virus.

“We are aware that folks took themselves out of isolation… without reporting to the exit PCR testing web-site,” she explained. “Let me alert everybody who has completed this that you are in violation of the Community Well being Regulation and you might continue to be beneficial, carrying a substantial viral load, and you are putting the community and by yourself at fantastic threat and you are just outright selfish.”

The minister ongoing, “I am warning you, if you really don’t show up by tomorrow, you will be claimed to the law enforcement for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that federal government was currently being adaptable in conclusions but public safety was at the heart of the techniques.

“Public Well being is behind, yes I know, and a lot of of you are essential of them,” she claimed, in advance of referring to the office as “my Community Health”, who she stated ended up doing the job pretty tough, in spite of the criticisms.

As she concluded her reviews, Turner reported she was anxious that men and women were building an perspective towards the pandemic of not caring and were placing the full local community at danger.

Addressing companies who not shelling out employees members who are sick, even warning them not to report their status to Public Wellness and threatening to fire them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a optimistic check is mandatory and not an alternative. “Being COVID-constructive can make you a general public wellbeing hazard,” she mentioned. “We will have to keep on being dedicated to next the restrictions.”

Turner also revealed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be much more access to vaccines, provided the maximize in transmission on that island, in which a substantial variety of elderly and vulnerable people live.

Just after the push convention and a lot of requests about the last 7 days, Public Overall health officers released extra up-to-date figures on the large quantity of optimistic COVID-19 circumstances reported this week. There had been 850 new beneficial situations on Monday and Tuesday, which include 14 conditions on the Sister Islands.

With an approximated 4,000 people today in isolation and a good numerous persons needing a PCR check to confirm a favourable LFT or for exit testing, Public Well being is stretched to its restrictions.

Governing administration has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day by day wander-in clinic from the South Sound Local community Centre to a push-by way of services at the Truman Bodden Sports activities Intricate parking large amount, starting Friday, 21 January. The new travel-by means of clinic will be for exit screening and confirmation PCR pursuing constructive lateral move exams.

“We are mindful of the weighty visitors of persons requiring PCR exams at the South Sound Community Centre and have been working on alleviating this issue by pinpointing a additional acceptable place,” explained Dr Medical Officer of Wellness Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the successful start of the new generate-through clinic at Truman Bodden Sporting activities Intricate parking lot earlier this week, we have decided that this web site meets the needs of this every day testing clinic and will allow for superior crowd command, a extra streamlined process for people as they will be examined from the convenience of their vehicle.”

Community Health directed PCR tests clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Testing Centres – Open Daily

  • Truman Bodden Sports activities Advanced (parking good deal push-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sporting activities Sophisticated – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Confirmation PCR Testing Centres – Open up Each day

  • Truman Bodden Sports activities Intricate (parking whole lot push-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports activities Complicated – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Men and women who check beneficial with a LFT ought to isolate right away, report the result below and attend the upcoming readily available designated HSA clinic for your PCR examination. This confirmation PCR exam is a General public Well being necessity. 

Outcomes will point out “Not legitimate for travel”. These confirmation assessments are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any personal institution. People who need PCR or certified LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening ought to attend the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Push.

Faith Medical center in Cayman Brac will give exit testing for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Healthcare Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for all those qualified to exit quarantine centered on the new adjustments to authorities polices.

Certified LFTs are CI$25 and men and women remaining examined can spend by cash, credit rating or debit card. Examination outcomes will be availbale in roughly 1 hour.

Folks in Very little Cayman can contact the Minimal Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to plan an appointment.

Individuals attending the travel-by need to provide their photo ID together with the QR code that will be supplied in the e-mail as proof of payment. 

Any one paying out hard cash can pay a visit to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Push place concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the generate-by means of area is for pre-compensated customers only.

The least age for the accredited LFT exit tests is 5 decades young children underneath five are not needed to be tested.

See the new polices that arrived into influence very last night time here.

Watch the press meeting on CIGTV below: