Cayman News Service
Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner mentioned at Thursday’s press briefing that folks who have examined positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation in advance of acquiring an official PCR exit check, irrespective of how very long they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have left isolation with no finding the formal take a look at are remaining egocentric, Turner explained.

The minister stated those in quarantine are not free to leave house until they have acquired an formal adverse outcome, and that persons have to adhere to the techniques they can’t self-release, as that is a violation of the guidelines.

There have been indications that some folks, discouraged by the program, had taken a lateral move check and then absent about their business and had unsuccessful to change up for the official exit exam.

Turner explained that governing administration has a list of all individuals in quarantine as a end result of being optimistic and would appear following persons who flout the laws and set the neighborhood at threat. She stated there could nonetheless be fatal penalties since of the swift spread of the virus.

“We are conscious that persons took by themselves out of isolation… devoid of reporting to the exit PCR screening web page,” she claimed. “Let me warn all people who has performed this that you are in violation of the Public Health Law and you may still be optimistic, carrying a higher viral load, and you are putting the community and yourself at good risk and you are just outright selfish.”

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

Turner claimed that governing administration was staying versatile in choices but general public basic safety was at the heart of the strategies.

“Public Health is guiding, of course I know, and many of you are critical of them,” she claimed, in advance of referring to the department as “my Community Health”, who she explained had been doing work really tough, in spite of the criticisms.

As she concluded her reviews, Turner said she was involved that individuals have been creating an mindset in the direction of the pandemic of not caring and were putting the whole community at possibility.

Addressing employers who not having to pay staff members users who are sick, even warning them not to report their standing to General public Wellness and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a positive check is mandatory and not an solution. “Being COVID-optimistic tends to make you a community overall health risk,” she stated. “We ought to keep on being committed to subsequent the polices.”

Turner also unveiled that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be far more accessibility to vaccines, specified the raise in transmission on that island, where by a considerable selection of elderly and susceptible people today reside.

Soon after the press convention and numerous requests over the last 7 days, Community Overall health officers released more up-to-day figures on the huge number of constructive COVID-19 cases claimed this week. There had been 850 new favourable instances on Monday and Tuesday, which includes 14 circumstances on the Sister Islands.

With an estimated 4,000 individuals in isolation and a fantastic many folks needing a PCR test to verify a constructive LFT or for exit testing, General public Health and fitness is stretched to its limitations.

Authorities has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day-to-day wander-in clinic from the South Sound Community Centre to a push-by company at the Truman Bodden Athletics Intricate parking large amount, commencing Friday, 21 January. The new push-by way of clinic will be for exit testing and affirmation PCR next positive lateral move assessments.

“We are conscious of the hefty traffic of individuals requiring PCR tests at the South Sound Local community Centre and have been doing the job on assuaging this problem by identifying a extra suitable spot,” explained Dr Healthcare Officer of Overall health Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the profitable launch of the new drive-by way of clinic at Truman Bodden Sporting activities Elaborate parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have decided that this web-site fulfills the demands of this day-to-day testing clinic and allows for greater group control, a much more streamlined approach for individuals as they will be tested from the ease and comfort of their motor vehicle.”

General public Wellbeing directed PCR tests clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open Each day

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Intricate (parking large amount travel-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Intricate – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Affirmation PCR Testing Centres – Open up Day-to-day

  • Truman Bodden Sports activities Complicated (parking good deal travel-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Athletics Complicated – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Persons who take a look at beneficial with a LFT must isolate promptly, report the result right here and go to the upcoming readily available designated HSA clinic for your PCR check. This confirmation PCR exam is a General public Well being necessity. 

Results will state “Not valid for travel”. These confirmation tests are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any non-public institution. Men and women who need PCR or certified LFT for outbound vacation or other optional screening ought to show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Generate.

Faith Clinic in Cayman Brac will offer exit screening for qualified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Professional medical Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for individuals qualified to exit quarantine primarily based on the new alterations to federal government polices.

Certified LFTs are CI$25 and people today becoming analyzed can fork out by income, credit or debit card. Test effects will be availbale in somewhere around 1 hour.

People in Very little Cayman can make contact with the Very little Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to agenda an appointment.

Folks attending the generate-by way of need to convey their image ID together with the QR code that will be offered in the electronic mail as evidence of payment. 

Everyone spending cash can go to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Generate location concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the drive-as a result of place is for pre-paid out customers only.

The bare minimum age for the certified LFT exit testing is 5 several years little ones below 5 are not essential to be tested.

See the new restrictions that came into outcome past evening below.

Watch the press convention on CIGTV down below: