Cayman News Service
Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Wellbeing Minister Sabrina Turner said at Thursday’s press briefing that folks who have analyzed good for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation before receiving an official PCR exit check, irrespective of how extensive they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have still left isolation without having getting the official examination are becoming selfish, Turner reported.

The minister reported people in quarantine are not absolutely free to go away dwelling until they have obtained an formal damaging end result, and that folks will have to observe the techniques they cannot self-release, as that is a violation of the rules.

There have been indications that some people, annoyed by the process, experienced taken a lateral movement check and then gone about their small business and experienced failed to transform up for the official exit exam.

Turner claimed that govt has a listing of all those in quarantine as a end result of becoming good and would come right after folks who flout the regulations and place the group at risk. She mentioned there could continue to be deadly penalties for the reason that of the quick spread of the virus.

“We are mindful that folks took themselves out of isolation… with no reporting to the exit PCR tests web site,” she claimed. “Let me alert everyone who has carried out this that you are in violation of the Community Health Regulation and you may however be constructive, carrying a significant viral load, and you are placing the community and yourself at good danger and you are just outright selfish.”

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

Turner claimed that federal government was getting flexible in selections but general public security was at the coronary heart of the strategies.

“Public Well being is driving, indeed I know, and many of you are vital of them,” she explained, prior to referring to the section as “my General public Health”, who she explained were being doing work extremely difficult, despite the criticisms.

As she concluded her feedback, Turner stated she was involved that persons had been developing an mindset in direction of the pandemic of not caring and had been placing the full neighborhood at threat.

Addressing businesses who not shelling out employees members who are unwell, even warning them not to report their position to General public Wellness and threatening to fire them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a good exam is obligatory and not an selection. “Being COVID-positive makes you a community health and fitness possibility,” she explained. “We ought to stay committed to adhering to 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, presented the boost in transmission on that island, the place a sizeable selection of elderly and vulnerable persons live.

Just after the press meeting and various requests above the last 7 days, General public Overall health officers produced a lot more up-to-day figures on the huge amount of favourable COVID-19 situations reported this 7 days. There ended up 850 new good circumstances on Monday and Tuesday, together with 14 scenarios on the Sister Islands.

With an estimated 4,000 men and women in isolation and a great lots of persons needing a PCR take a look at to validate a constructive LFT or for exit testing, Community Overall health is stretched to its boundaries.

Government has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the every day stroll-in clinic from the South Seem Local community Centre to a drive-via services at the Truman Bodden Sports activities Advanced parking large amount, starting Friday, 21 January. The new push-by way of clinic will be for exit tests and confirmation PCR next favourable lateral stream exams.

“We are informed of the weighty visitors of folks requiring PCR assessments at the South Sound Community Centre and have been working on alleviating this concern by figuring out a a lot more suited spot,” mentioned Dr Healthcare Officer of Wellness Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the thriving start of the new generate-via clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Complex parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have identified that this web-site fulfills the wants of this everyday tests clinic and permits for improved crowd management, a far more streamlined process for sufferers as they will be examined from the comfort and ease of their auto.”

Community Health directed PCR screening clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Screening Centres – Open Every day

  • Truman Bodden Sports activities Elaborate (parking lot push-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Complex – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Confirmation PCR Testing Centres – Open up Day by day

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

People today who examination optimistic with a LFT have to isolate right away, report the result here and go to the up coming readily available selected HSA clinic for your PCR check. This confirmation PCR take a look at is a Public Health and fitness necessity. 

Success will point out “Not legitimate for travel”. These affirmation tests are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Healthcare facility, COVID clinic, or any non-public institution. Persons who have to have PCR or accredited LFT for outbound journey or other optional screening should attend the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Drive.

Religion Medical center in Cayman Brac will provide exit tests for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Clinical Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for those eligible to exit quarantine based mostly on the new variations to governing administration regulations.

Licensed LFTs are CI$25 and people currently being analyzed can pay out by income, credit score or debit card. Exam outcomes will be availbale in approximately 1 hour.

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

Folks attending the travel-as a result of need to bring their photograph ID along with the QR code that will be supplied in the e mail as proof of payment. 

Any individual having to pay cash can stop by the clinic at 131 MacLendon Generate site in between 7:30am and 12pm, as the generate-by way of location is for pre-compensated consumers only.

The bare minimum age for the accredited LFT exit tests is five decades kids under five are not demanded to be examined.

See the new polices that came into result last night here.

View the push convention on CIGTV down below: at?v=bNCsiADy-AQ