Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Overall health Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Health and fitness Minister Sabrina Turner said at Thursday’s push briefing that men and women who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation prior to receiving an official PCR exit test, regardless of how long they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. Individuals who have remaining isolation without receiving the official take a look at are remaining egocentric, Turner stated.

The minister reported these in quarantine are not no cost to go away dwelling until they have obtained an official negative final result, and that people today must comply with the procedures they can not self-launch, as that is a violation of the principles.

There have been indications that some folks, pissed off by the system, had taken a lateral movement test and then long gone about their business enterprise and experienced unsuccessful to convert up for the formal exit take a look at.

Turner claimed that authorities has a listing of all these in quarantine as a result of staying beneficial and would arrive after people who flout the rules and set the community at danger. She mentioned there could nonetheless be lethal repercussions because of the rapid spread of the virus.

“We are mindful that folks took them selves out of isolation… devoid of reporting to the exit PCR screening website,” she stated. “Let me alert anyone who has performed this that you are in violation of the Public Overall health Law and you may possibly even now be constructive, carrying a significant viral load, and you are placing the general public and your self at fantastic risk and you are just outright egocentric.”

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

Turner claimed that govt was staying versatile in conclusions but community basic safety was at the coronary heart of the techniques.

“Public Health is behind, indeed I know, and quite a few of you are vital of them,” she said, prior to referring to the office as “my Public Health”, who she mentioned were being functioning incredibly hard, regardless of the criticisms.

As she concluded her responses, Turner claimed she was involved that people have been producing an mind-set in direction of the pandemic of not caring and have been placing the full community at chance.

Addressing employers who not paying staff customers who are unwell, even warning them not to report their position to General public Health and fitness and threatening to fire them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a good exam is required and not an choice. “Being COVID-favourable makes you a public overall health danger,” she stated. “We must stay fully commited to subsequent the polices.”

Turner also unveiled that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be a lot more obtain to vaccines, provided the raise in transmission on that island, in which a substantial range of aged and susceptible men and women reside.

After the push conference and numerous requests about the previous 7 days, Public Wellness officers launched much more up-to-day figures on the huge amount of good COVID-19 instances documented this 7 days. There have been 850 new positive scenarios on Monday and Tuesday, which include 14 instances on the Sister Islands.

With an estimated 4,000 individuals in isolation and a good lots of people today needing a PCR take a look at to verify a good LFT or for exit testing, Community Wellbeing is stretched to its limits.

Federal government has now expanded the testing programme and has moved the day-to-day wander-in clinic from the South Seem Local community Centre to a push-through support at the Truman Bodden Sporting activities Advanced parking ton, commencing Friday, 21 January. The new push-as a result of clinic will be for exit screening and confirmation PCR following favourable lateral circulation exams.

“We are mindful of the significant website traffic of folks demanding PCR exams at the South Sound Neighborhood Centre and have been operating on alleviating this difficulty by pinpointing a more suitable place,” mentioned Dr Medical Officer of Overall health Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the thriving launch of the new push-through clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Complex parking lot earlier this week, we have decided that this web page meets the wants of this day-to-day testing clinic and makes it possible for for far better crowd command, a additional streamlined course of action for patients as they will be tested from the comfort of their automobile.”

Community Well being directed PCR screening clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Sports Elaborate (parking good deal travel-through) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports activities Intricate – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Affirmation PCR Tests Centres – Open Daily

  • Truman Bodden Sports Elaborate (parking lot push-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sporting activities Complex – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Individuals who examination positive with a LFT must isolate straight away, report the result in this article and go to the future offered specified HSA clinic for your PCR exam. This confirmation PCR check is a Community Health necessity. 

Outcomes will state “Not valid for travel”. These confirmation assessments are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Hospital, COVID clinic, or any private establishment. People who need PCR or qualified LFT for outbound vacation or other optional screening should really attend the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Drive.

Faith Medical center in Cayman Brac will supply exit screening for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Health-related Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for those people qualified to exit quarantine centered on the new variations to govt polices.

Qualified LFTs are CI$25 and men and women getting analyzed can shell out by money, credit or debit card. Exam success will be availbale in roughly 1 hour.

Individuals in Minimal Cayman can get hold of the Minimal Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to timetable an appointment.

Men and women attending the drive-as a result of must carry their photo ID together with the QR code that will be supplied in the electronic mail as proof of payment. 

Any individual having to pay money can take a look at the clinic at 131 MacLendon Generate spot amongst 7:30am and 12pm, as the generate-by spot is for pre-paid out clients only.

The minimal age for the qualified LFT exit screening is five several years youngsters less than five are not needed to be analyzed.

See the new restrictions that arrived into influence past night right here.

View the press convention on CIGTV below: