Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Well being Minister Sabrina Turner at the press briefing

(CNS): Overall health Minister Sabrina Turner reported at Thursday’s press briefing that people today who have examined good for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who go away isolation ahead of obtaining an official PCR exit examination, irrespective of how very long they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. Those people who have remaining isolation without finding the formal test are being egocentric, Turner explained.

The minister stated individuals in quarantine are not totally free to depart property until they have received an official damaging end result, and that persons will have to follow the methods they are unable to self-launch, as that is a violation of the procedures.

There have been indications that some people today, annoyed by the method, had taken a lateral circulation check and then absent about their enterprise and had unsuccessful to convert up for the official exit check.

Turner reported that federal government has a record of all those in quarantine as a outcome of becoming favourable and would appear following individuals who flout the polices and place the neighborhood at danger. She explained there could however be deadly penalties because of the speedy spread of the virus.

“We are mindful that folks took by themselves out of isolation… without reporting to the exit PCR testing website,” she said. “Let me alert anyone who has done this that you are in violation of the General public Wellbeing Regulation and you might even now be optimistic, carrying a substantial viral load, and you are putting the public and by yourself at excellent possibility and you are just outright egocentric.”

The minister ongoing, “I am warning you, if you really don’t display up by tomorrow, you will be noted to the law enforcement for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that federal government was becoming adaptable in conclusions but public protection was at the coronary heart of the methods.

“Public Wellness is guiding, sure I know, and numerous of you are important of them,” she explained, prior to referring to the division as “my Community Health”, who she explained have been working extremely hard, even with the criticisms.

As she concluded her remarks, Turner mentioned she was involved that people ended up establishing an frame of mind towards the pandemic of not caring and had been putting the total group at risk.

Addressing companies who not paying out team associates 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 optimistic exam is obligatory and not an solution. “Being COVID-good helps make you a general public wellness threat,” she stated. “We should stay dedicated to next the laws.”

Turner also unveiled that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be far more obtain to vaccines, supplied the enhance in transmission on that island, where by a sizeable selection of aged and vulnerable men and women dwell.

Following the push convention and many requests in excess of the last week, General public Wellbeing officers unveiled more up-to-day figures on the substantial amount of constructive COVID-19 cases documented this 7 days. There were 850 new favourable situations on Monday and Tuesday, together with 14 situations on the Sister Islands.

With an believed 4,000 persons in isolation and a fantastic numerous persons needing a PCR take a look at to ensure a positive LFT or for exit tests, General public Well being is stretched to its limitations.

Government has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day by day wander-in clinic from the South Seem Community Centre to a travel-by assistance at the Truman Bodden Sporting activities Elaborate parking whole lot, commencing Friday, 21 January. The new drive-by means of clinic will be for exit tests and confirmation PCR pursuing positive lateral circulation checks.

“We are knowledgeable of the heavy website traffic of people requiring PCR exams at the South Audio Group Centre and have been performing on assuaging this difficulty by pinpointing a a lot more suited place,” stated Dr Professional medical Officer of Wellness Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the thriving launch of the new generate-by way of clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Intricate parking lot earlier this week, we have established that this site fulfills the desires of this daily tests clinic and allows for superior group command, a extra streamlined approach for individuals as they will be tested from the convenience of their automobile.”

Community Wellbeing directed PCR testing clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open up Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Sports Sophisticated (parking lot generate-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports activities Sophisticated – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Favourable LFT Confirmation PCR Tests Centres – Open Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Complex (parking good deal generate-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Athletics Complex – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

People today who take a look at optimistic with a LFT must isolate immediately, report the result right here and attend the following out there selected HSA clinic for your PCR test. This confirmation PCR examination is a General public Overall health requirement. 

Final results will point out “Not legitimate for travel”. These affirmation exams are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any personal institution. People who require PCR or accredited LFT for outbound journey or other optional screening need to go to the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Generate.

Religion Medical center in Cayman Brac will provide exit tests for certified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Health care Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for those suitable to exit quarantine dependent on the new alterations to govt polices.

Licensed LFTs are CI$25 and persons currently being tested can pay out by income, credit rating or debit card. Take a look at outcomes will be availbale in approximately 1 hour.

Individuals in Little Cayman can get in touch with the Minor Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to program an appointment.

People attending the drive-through ought to carry their photograph ID along with the QR code that will be presented in the email as proof of payment. 

Everyone paying out funds can go to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Travel location involving 7:30am and 12pm, as the travel-by way of area is for pre-compensated prospects only.

The minimum amount age for the accredited LFT exit testing is 5 several years young children underneath five are not demanded to be tested.

See the new laws that arrived into influence previous evening in this article.

Enjoy the push meeting on CIGTV under: