Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

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

(CNS): Overall health Minister Sabrina Turner stated at Thursday’s push briefing that men and women who have analyzed constructive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation before obtaining an formal PCR exit examination, regardless of how very long they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. These who have left isolation with no finding the official check are currently being egocentric, Turner reported.

The minister claimed individuals in quarantine are not free to go away household until they have obtained an official damaging end result, and that people today should adhere to the treatments they cannot self-release, as that is a violation of the regulations.

There have been indications that some persons, disappointed by the procedure, had taken a lateral move take a look at and then absent about their business and experienced unsuccessful to transform up for the official exit test.

Turner claimed that federal government has a listing of all individuals in quarantine as a result of currently being favourable and would come just after folks who flout the polices and place the group at threat. She claimed there could nevertheless be lethal outcomes due to the fact of the speedy unfold of the virus.

“We are informed that individuals took on their own out of isolation… with no reporting to the exit PCR testing web site,” she reported. “Let me warn anyone who has finished this that you are in violation of the Public Health Law and you may possibly even now be positive, carrying a superior viral load, and you are putting the community and yourself at terrific danger and you are just outright egocentric.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you really do not present up by tomorrow, you will be reported to the police for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that government was currently being versatile in decisions but community protection was at the coronary heart of the procedures.

“Public Overall health is powering, indeed I know, and several of you are essential of them,” she explained, right before referring to the section as “my Public Health”, who she explained were being operating really really hard, regardless of the criticisms.

As she concluded her comments, Turner mentioned she was anxious that men and women had been establishing an angle to the pandemic of not caring and have been placing the full neighborhood at chance.

Addressing employers who not having to pay staff members members who are unwell, even warning them not to report their position to Public Overall health and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a good examination is obligatory and not an selection. “Being COVID-optimistic makes you a general public wellness chance,” she mentioned. “We ought to keep on being dedicated to following the laws.”

Turner also disclosed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be extra obtain to vaccines, presented the maximize in transmission on that island, where a appreciable amount of aged and vulnerable individuals reside.

Just after the push meeting and various requests around the previous 7 days, Public Overall health officials produced far more up-to-date figures on the large amount of favourable COVID-19 situations documented this 7 days. There were 850 new optimistic scenarios on Monday and Tuesday, which includes 14 instances on the Sister Islands.

With an believed 4,000 people today in isolation and a wonderful several men and women needing a PCR take a look at to ensure a constructive LFT or for exit testing, Public Wellness is stretched to its restrictions.

Government has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the daily walk-in clinic from the South Seem Community Centre to a travel-through provider at the Truman Bodden Athletics Advanced parking good deal, starting off Friday, 21 January. The new generate-by clinic will be for exit testing and confirmation PCR adhering to favourable lateral circulation exams.

“We are informed of the hefty traffic of folks demanding PCR assessments at the South Seem Community Centre and have been doing the job on assuaging this challenge by figuring out a far more suited locale,” claimed Dr Medical Officer of Health and fitness Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the productive launch of the new push-as a result of clinic at Truman Bodden Sports activities Complex parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have identified that this web page satisfies the desires of this each day screening clinic and enables for greater group management, a a lot more streamlined approach for clients as they will be examined from the convenience of their vehicle.”

Community Wellbeing directed PCR testing clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open Each day

  • Truman Bodden Sports activities Intricate (parking ton generate-via) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Athletics Sophisticated – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Affirmation PCR Screening Centres – Open Daily

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

People today who examination good with a LFT should isolate instantly, report the result right here and show up at the subsequent readily available selected HSA clinic for your PCR check. This confirmation PCR examination is a Community Well being prerequisite. 

Results will condition “Not legitimate for travel”. These confirmation tests are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Healthcare facility, COVID clinic, or any private establishment. Persons who demand PCR or licensed LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening should really go to the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Travel.

Religion Clinic in Cayman Brac will deliver exit testing for certified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Healthcare Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for those eligible to exit quarantine primarily based on the new alterations to authorities rules.

Certified LFTs are CI$25 and individuals becoming examined can pay by dollars, credit rating or debit card. Check success will be availbale in close to 1 hour.

People today in Minor Cayman can speak to the Minor Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to schedule an appointment.

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

Any individual paying out funds can stop by the clinic at 131 MacLendon Generate site in between 7:30am and 12pm, as the push-by means of site is for pre-compensated buyers only.

The minimum amount age for the accredited LFT exit testing is five several years young children below 5 are not expected to be analyzed.

See the new restrictions that arrived into effect very last evening below.

Watch the press meeting on CIGTV beneath: