Cayman News Service
Health and fitness Minister Sabrina Turner at the press briefing

(CNS): Well being Minister Sabrina Turner claimed at Thursday’s push briefing that people who have examined constructive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who go away isolation just before having an formal PCR exit exam, regardless of how long they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. Those people who have left isolation without acquiring the official exam are becoming egocentric, Turner reported.

The minister reported people in quarantine are not no cost to depart dwelling until they have acquired an official detrimental outcome, and that people must comply with the processes they are not able to self-launch, as that is a violation of the regulations.

There have been indications that some individuals, frustrated by the technique, had taken a lateral circulation examination and then absent about their business enterprise and experienced failed to flip up for the official exit test.

Turner mentioned that government has a checklist of all all those in quarantine as a outcome of staying positive and would occur immediately after people today who flout the restrictions and set the local community at chance. She claimed there could continue to be lethal penalties mainly because of the immediate spread of the virus.

“We are informed that persons took by themselves out of isolation… devoid of reporting to the exit PCR tests internet site,” she said. “Let me warn anyone who has carried out this that you are in violation of the Public Wellbeing Law and you may possibly however be beneficial, carrying a large viral load, and you are putting the community and on your own at excellent risk and you are just outright egocentric.”

The minister ongoing, “I am warning you, if you never display up by tomorrow, you will be noted to the police for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that governing administration was getting flexible in selections but community basic safety was at the heart of the processes.

“Public Well being is powering, of course I know, and quite a few of you are critical of them,” she stated, ahead of referring to the office as “my Public Health”, who she stated ended up working really tricky, despite the criticisms.

As she concluded her feedback, Turner stated she was worried that people have been acquiring an mind-set in direction of the pandemic of not caring and had been placing the overall community at chance.

Addressing companies who not shelling out staff members customers who are unwell, even warning them not to report their position to General public Well being and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a favourable check is obligatory and not an choice. “Being COVID-good can make you a public well being danger,” she mentioned. “We need to continue to be fully commited to subsequent the rules.”

Turner also discovered that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be much more obtain to vaccines, given the maximize in transmission on that island, in which a significant amount of aged and susceptible individuals are living.

Following the press convention and several requests in excess of the final week, General public Well being officers unveiled much more up-to-day figures on the massive selection of optimistic COVID-19 cases noted this week. There ended up 850 new positive instances on Monday and Tuesday, which includes 14 instances on the Sister Islands.

With an approximated 4,000 individuals in isolation and a terrific lots of folks needing a PCR take a look at to verify a optimistic LFT or for exit tests, General public Overall health is stretched to its boundaries.

Government has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day by day walk-in clinic from the South Seem Group Centre to a generate-via services at the Truman Bodden Sports activities Intricate parking ton, setting up Friday, 21 January. The new push-by means of clinic will be for exit screening and confirmation PCR next beneficial lateral circulation exams.

“We are informed of the large visitors of persons necessitating PCR tests at the South Seem Local community Centre and have been doing the job on assuaging this issue by pinpointing a far more suitable spot,” claimed Dr Healthcare Officer of Overall health Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the profitable start of the new travel-through clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Sophisticated parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have decided that this site meets the needs of this each day testing clinic and makes it possible for for superior group manage, a a lot more streamlined method for sufferers as they will be analyzed from the comfort of their vehicle.”

General public Wellbeing directed PCR tests clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Screening Centres – Open Each day

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

Positive LFT Confirmation PCR Screening Centres – Open up Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Sporting activities Advanced (parking ton push-via) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Complicated – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Men and women who take a look at favourable with a LFT must isolate straight away, report the result here and show up at the next offered specified HSA clinic for your PCR exam. This confirmation PCR test is a General public Wellness need. 

Final results will state “Not valid for travel”. These affirmation exams are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any non-public institution. People today who require PCR or certified LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening need to show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Travel.

Faith Healthcare facility in Cayman Brac will supply exit tests for accredited LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Health care Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for those qualified to exit quarantine centered on the new adjustments to federal government laws.

Licensed LFTs are CI$25 and men and women remaining tested can pay by income, credit or debit card. Check outcomes will be availbale in roughly 1 hour.

Individuals in Small Cayman can get hold of the Small Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to program an appointment.

Persons attending the drive-by must bring their picture ID along with the QR code that will be provided in the e mail as evidence of payment. 

Any individual paying out money can pay a visit to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Generate locale amongst 7:30am and 12pm, as the drive-by place is for pre-compensated clients only.

The minimal age for the accredited LFT exit tests is 5 a long time kids below five are not needed to be analyzed.

See the new polices that arrived into influence previous night time right here.

Look at the push convention on CIGTV beneath: