Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Health Minister Sabrina Turner at the press briefing

(CNS): Health Minister Sabrina Turner said at Thursday’s press briefing that folks who have tested favourable for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who go away isolation right before having an official PCR exit test, irrespective of how extended they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. These who have still left isolation with out acquiring the formal exam are becoming egocentric, Turner claimed.

The minister mentioned all those in quarantine are not free of charge to depart dwelling until they have gained an official destructive end result, and that people today ought to adhere to the techniques they are unable to self-release, as that is a violation of the rules.

There have been indications that some people today, disappointed by the system, experienced taken a lateral flow take a look at and then gone about their business and had failed to switch up for the formal exit check.

Turner explained that govt has a record of all those in quarantine as a result of staying good and would appear soon after people today who flout the restrictions and place the group at danger. She claimed there could however be deadly effects for the reason that of the swift unfold of the virus.

“We are conscious that persons took them selves out of isolation… devoid of reporting to the exit PCR testing web site,” she mentioned. “Let me alert every person who has performed this that you are in violation of the Community Health and fitness Regulation and you might nonetheless be good, carrying a high viral load, and you are placing the public and yourself at excellent hazard and you are just outright egocentric.”

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

Turner claimed that govt was being adaptable in choices but community security was at the coronary heart of the processes.

“Public Wellness is guiding, of course I know, and numerous of you are vital of them,” she reported, in advance of referring to the section as “my Public Health”, who she explained were being operating extremely really hard, even with the criticisms.

As she concluded her reviews, Turner said she was anxious that individuals were creating an mindset in the direction of the pandemic of not caring and ended up putting the complete group at hazard.

Addressing businesses who not paying team associates who are unwell, even warning them not to report their standing to Public Health and fitness and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a optimistic test is obligatory and not an solution. “Being COVID-favourable would make you a community well being chance,” she said. “We have to stay dedicated to subsequent the polices.”

Turner also revealed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be more obtain to vaccines, provided the enhance in transmission on that island, exactly where a significant quantity of elderly and vulnerable people are living.

After the push convention and quite a few requests over the previous 7 days, Community Wellbeing officials released much more up-to-date figures on the large selection of favourable COVID-19 conditions claimed this week. There ended up 850 new optimistic cases on Monday and Tuesday, such as 14 cases on the Sister Islands.

With an estimated 4,000 people in isolation and a excellent a lot of persons needing a PCR examination to ensure a good LFT or for exit tests, General public Overall health is stretched to its boundaries.

Governing administration has now expanded the testing programme and has moved the day-to-day wander-in clinic from the South Sound Group Centre to a travel-by assistance at the Truman Bodden Sports activities Sophisticated parking ton, commencing Friday, 21 January. The new travel-through clinic will be for exit testing and affirmation PCR next constructive lateral circulation exams.

“We are mindful of the weighty website traffic of folks necessitating PCR assessments at the South Sound Local community Centre and have been doing the job on assuaging this challenge by identifying a far more suitable site,” said Dr Health-related Officer of Overall health Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the profitable start of the new generate-through clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Complicated parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have decided that this web-site fulfills the desires of this each day screening clinic and makes it possible for for far better crowd handle, a extra streamlined process for clients as they will be tested from the ease and comfort of their automobile.”

Community Wellness directed PCR testing clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open up Day-to-day

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

Good LFT Confirmation PCR Tests Centres – Open Day-to-day

  • Truman Bodden Sporting activities Sophisticated (parking large amount drive-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Complicated – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Men and women who test positive with a LFT need to isolate quickly, report the result right here and go to the up coming available selected HSA clinic for your PCR check. This confirmation PCR exam is a Public Health and fitness requirement. 

Outcomes will point out “Not legitimate for travel”. These confirmation exams are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any private establishment. Persons who involve PCR or certified LFT for outbound vacation or other optional screening must go to the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Travel.

Religion Healthcare facility in Cayman Brac will provide exit testing for certified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Healthcare Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for these eligible to exit quarantine dependent on the new improvements to governing administration polices.

Licensed LFTs are CI$25 and folks getting examined can fork out by cash, credit score or debit card. Take a look at effects will be availbale in roughly 1 hour.

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

People today attending the push-via have to deliver their picture ID alongside with the QR code that will be supplied in the electronic mail as evidence of payment. 

Any individual paying cash can take a look at the clinic at 131 MacLendon Push spot concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the generate-through site is for pre-paid customers only.

The bare minimum age for the accredited LFT exit tests is 5 many years children under 5 are not essential to be tested.

See the new laws that came into result very last evening right here.

Look at the push convention on CIGTV down below: