Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Health Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Health Minister Sabrina Turner said at Thursday’s push briefing that persons who have tested beneficial for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation just before finding an official PCR exit examination, irrespective of how prolonged they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have still left isolation devoid of having the formal examination are currently being egocentric, Turner reported.

The minister explained those in quarantine are not absolutely free to go away household until they have been given an official detrimental outcome, and that people today ought to observe the techniques they simply cannot self-launch, as that is a violation of the guidelines.

There have been indications that some persons, discouraged by the system, had taken a lateral flow exam and then gone about their company and had unsuccessful to transform up for the official exit examination.

Turner claimed that govt has a list of all those in quarantine as a consequence of remaining beneficial and would occur right after persons who flout the rules and set the group at hazard. She stated there could continue to be lethal implications mainly because of the quick spread of the virus.

“We are mindful that people took by themselves out of isolation… without having reporting to the exit PCR tests web-site,” she said. “Let me alert absolutely everyone who has carried out this that you are in violation of the General public Wellness Law and you may even now be positive, carrying a large viral load, and you are putting the general public and oneself at excellent possibility and you are just outright selfish.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you don’t present up by tomorrow, you will be documented to the law enforcement for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that governing administration was being versatile in decisions but public protection was at the coronary heart of the processes.

“Public Wellbeing is behind, of course I know, and many of you are important of them,” she claimed, prior to referring to the section as “my Public Health”, who she mentioned have been performing incredibly difficult, in spite of the criticisms.

As she concluded her feedback, Turner reported she was concerned that folks were being developing an frame of mind toward the pandemic of not caring and had been placing the overall neighborhood at possibility.

Addressing businesses who not having to pay staff users who are sick, even warning them not to report their position to Community Well being and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a positive exam is required and not an selection. “Being COVID-good will make you a public overall health hazard,” she reported. “We will have to stay dedicated to subsequent the regulations.”

Turner also unveiled that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be extra accessibility to vaccines, given the improve in transmission on that island, in which a appreciable number of elderly and susceptible individuals stay.

Following the press meeting and quite a few requests above the very last week, Community Overall health officers produced extra up-to-date figures on the substantial selection of good COVID-19 circumstances reported this week. There have been 850 new constructive instances on Monday and Tuesday, such as 14 cases on the Sister Islands.

With an approximated 4,000 people in isolation and a fantastic quite a few folks needing a PCR test to confirm a beneficial LFT or for exit screening, Community Wellbeing is stretched to its limitations.

Governing administration has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day by day wander-in clinic from the South Sound Neighborhood Centre to a generate-by way of provider at the Truman Bodden Sports Intricate parking lot, starting off Friday, 21 January. The new push-as a result of clinic will be for exit screening and confirmation PCR following optimistic lateral stream checks.

“We are knowledgeable of the significant website traffic of folks necessitating PCR checks at the South Sound Local community Centre and have been operating on assuaging this challenge by determining a a lot more suited locale,” stated Dr Clinical Officer of Overall health Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the productive start of the new generate-by way of clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Complicated parking lot earlier this week, we have decided that this website meets the needs of this day-to-day testing clinic and permits for greater group regulate, a much more streamlined method for patients as they will be analyzed from the convenience of their motor vehicle.”

General public Well being directed PCR testing clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Testing Centres – Open Daily

  • Truman Bodden Sports Elaborate (parking large amount generate-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports activities Intricate – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Good LFT Confirmation PCR Testing Centres – Open Daily

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

Individuals who check optimistic with a LFT ought to isolate right away, report the result right here and go to the upcoming readily available selected HSA clinic for your PCR exam. This affirmation PCR test is a General public Well being prerequisite. 

Effects will point out “Not valid for travel”. These affirmation tests are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Healthcare facility, COVID clinic, or any non-public institution. Persons who call for PCR or licensed LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening should attend the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Generate.

Religion Clinic in Cayman Brac will provide exit screening for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Health-related Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for those qualified to exit quarantine centered on the new modifications to federal government restrictions.

Certified LFTs are CI$25 and folks remaining examined can pay back by money, credit score or debit card. Exam final results will be availbale in approximately 1 hour.

People today in Minimal Cayman can contact the Minor Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to plan an appointment.

People today attending the travel-via need to deliver their photograph ID along with the QR code that will be presented in the e mail as evidence of payment. 

Anybody spending money can stop by the clinic at 131 MacLendon Push place involving 7:30am and 12pm, as the drive-by way of site is for pre-paid out prospects only.

The minimum age for the licensed LFT exit tests is five decades kids beneath five are not expected to be analyzed.

See the new rules that arrived into result past night below.

Observe the push meeting on CIGTV underneath: at?v=bNCsiADy-AQ