Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Health Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Overall health Minister Sabrina Turner said at Thursday’s push briefing that people today who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation in advance of receiving an formal PCR exit examination, no matter of how prolonged they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have left isolation with out receiving the formal examination are staying egocentric, Turner said.

The minister mentioned people in quarantine are not free of charge to leave house until they have acquired an formal destructive consequence, and that persons must observe the techniques they are unable to self-release, as that is a violation of the procedures.

There have been indications that some folks, annoyed by the procedure, experienced taken a lateral flow examination and then gone about their small business and had unsuccessful to convert up for the official exit examination.

Turner claimed that governing administration has a listing of all individuals in quarantine as a end result of remaining constructive and would come following persons who flout the regulations and place the neighborhood at risk. She claimed there could nevertheless be lethal repercussions simply because of the fast unfold of the virus.

“We are mindful that individuals took by themselves out of isolation… without reporting to the exit PCR tests web site,” she mentioned. “Let me warn absolutely everyone who has performed this that you are in violation of the Public Wellbeing Legislation and you might however be positive, carrying a significant viral load, and you are putting the general public and your self at wonderful possibility and you are just outright selfish.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you never clearly show up by tomorrow, you will be noted to the law enforcement for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that authorities was staying versatile in choices but public basic safety was at the heart of the processes.

“Public Overall health is behind, yes I know, and lots of of you are critical of them,” she claimed, in advance of referring to the office as “my Public Health”, who she claimed were doing the job extremely tough, despite the criticisms.

As she concluded her opinions, Turner stated she was anxious that people today were being establishing an mindset to the pandemic of not caring and were being putting the entire neighborhood at risk.

Addressing companies who not paying team members who are ill, even warning them not to report their standing to Community Health and fitness and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a optimistic take a look at is necessary and not an alternative. “Being COVID-optimistic makes you a public wellbeing risk,” she stated. “We must keep on being dedicated to adhering to the restrictions.”

Turner also exposed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be extra entry to vaccines, supplied the raise in transmission on that island, where a sizeable range of aged and susceptible people are living.

Soon after the press convention and a lot of requests more than the previous week, Public Health officers unveiled additional up-to-date figures on the big quantity of beneficial COVID-19 scenarios documented this 7 days. There ended up 850 new positive instances on Monday and Tuesday, like 14 cases on the Sister Islands.

With an approximated 4,000 people in isolation and a good many people needing a PCR check to ensure a beneficial LFT or for exit tests, General public Health and fitness is stretched to its limitations.

Federal government has now expanded the screening programme and has moved the day-to-day walk-in clinic from the South Audio Community Centre to a push-by assistance at the Truman Bodden Sports Elaborate parking large amount, commencing Friday, 21 January. The new drive-by clinic will be for exit tests and confirmation PCR following good lateral move tests.

“We are conscious of the large visitors of individuals requiring PCR assessments at the South Audio Neighborhood Centre and have been operating on assuaging this concern by determining a a lot more ideal place,” said Dr Healthcare Officer of Well being Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the effective start of the new push-via clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Intricate parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have decided that this web site fulfills the requirements of this every day testing clinic and makes it possible for for far better crowd regulate, a a lot more streamlined system for people as they will be analyzed from the comfort and ease of their auto.”

Community Wellbeing directed PCR screening clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Testing Centres – Open Day by day

  • Truman Bodden Sports Advanced (parking large amount push-via) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sporting activities Advanced – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Favourable LFT Confirmation PCR Screening Centres – Open Each day

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Advanced (parking large amount push-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sporting activities Advanced – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Men and women who examination beneficial with a LFT have to isolate promptly, report the result in this article and show up at the upcoming obtainable selected HSA clinic for your PCR examination. This confirmation PCR exam is a Public Wellbeing prerequisite. 

Outcomes will point out “Not valid for travel”. These affirmation assessments are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any non-public institution. Persons who need PCR or licensed LFT for outbound journey or other optional screening really should show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Push.

Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac will deliver exit tests for certified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Clinical Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for people qualified to exit quarantine primarily based on the new alterations to federal government restrictions.

Licensed LFTs are CI$25 and individuals staying analyzed can shell out by money, credit score or debit card. Take a look at results will be availbale in approximately 1 hour.

People in Little Cayman can get in touch with the Little Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to schedule an appointment.

People attending the drive-by way of have to provide their picture ID along with the QR code that will be delivered in the electronic mail as evidence of payment. 

Anyone paying out dollars can pay a visit to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Drive location concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the push-via location is for pre-paid out prospects only.

The bare minimum age for the accredited LFT exit tests is 5 yrs little ones under five are not expected to be tested.

See the new regulations that arrived into influence last night listed here.

Look at the press meeting on CIGTV beneath: