Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Health Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Health and fitness Minister Sabrina Turner mentioned at Thursday’s press briefing that men and women who have tested favourable for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who leave isolation right before getting an official PCR exit test, regardless of how very long they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. Those people who have remaining isolation with no acquiring the official check are staying selfish, Turner stated.

The minister claimed individuals in quarantine are not absolutely free to go away house until they have obtained an formal damaging final result, and that men and women need to abide by the treatments they simply cannot self-launch, as that is a violation of the procedures.

There have been indications that some men and women, disappointed by the method, had taken a lateral flow test and then gone about their organization and had unsuccessful to change up for the official exit test.

Turner explained that government has a checklist of all these in quarantine as a consequence of staying constructive and would appear after men and women who flout the polices and put the neighborhood at possibility. She claimed there could nevertheless be deadly repercussions mainly because of the rapid unfold of the virus.

“We are mindful that individuals took them selves out of isolation… without having reporting to the exit PCR screening website,” she reported. “Let me warn absolutely everyone who has accomplished this that you are in violation of the Public Wellbeing Law and you may well nevertheless be optimistic, carrying a large viral load, and you are placing the community and you at great threat and you are just outright selfish.”

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

Turner claimed that govt was remaining flexible in choices but public protection was at the heart of the treatments.

“Public Overall health is powering, certainly I know, and several of you are vital of them,” she mentioned, right before referring to the department as “my Public Health”, who she stated ended up performing incredibly difficult, regardless of the criticisms.

As she concluded her remarks, Turner stated she was concerned that men and women had been building an attitude in direction of the pandemic of not caring and have been putting the whole local community at risk.

Addressing businesses who not paying staff members members who are unwell, even warning them not to report their status to Community Wellness and threatening to fire them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a favourable examination is obligatory and not an possibility. “Being COVID-constructive helps make you a general public wellness danger,” she stated. “We will have to stay fully commited to next the laws.”

Turner also disclosed that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be more obtain to vaccines, provided the enhance in transmission on that island, exactly where a substantial amount of aged and vulnerable men and women live.

Right after the press meeting and various requests about the very last 7 days, Community Wellness officers unveiled additional up-to-day figures on the large selection of beneficial COVID-19 situations documented this 7 days. There were 850 new optimistic circumstances on Monday and Tuesday, like 14 circumstances on the Sister Islands.

With an estimated 4,000 individuals in isolation and a terrific several men and women needing a PCR test to confirm a favourable LFT or for exit tests, General public Wellness is stretched to its limitations.

Authorities has now expanded the tests programme and has moved the day by day wander-in clinic from the South Seem Local community Centre to a drive-by support at the Truman Bodden Athletics Elaborate parking whole lot, commencing Friday, 21 January. The new drive-by clinic will be for exit screening and confirmation PCR next good lateral stream exams.

“We are mindful of the major website traffic of individuals necessitating PCR assessments at the South Seem Local community Centre and have been functioning on assuaging this problem by figuring out a far more suitable site,” stated Dr Professional medical Officer of Wellness Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the thriving launch of the new generate-by means of clinic at Truman Bodden Sports Intricate parking lot earlier this 7 days, we have determined that this internet site fulfills the needs of this every day tests clinic and lets for superior crowd management, a far more streamlined course of action for people as they will be tested from the comfort and ease of their vehicle.”

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

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open Every day

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Elaborate (parking ton generate-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Athletics Complex – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Optimistic LFT Confirmation PCR Tests Centres – Open up Daily

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

Persons who check positive with a LFT need to isolate right away, report the result below and attend the future accessible selected HSA clinic for your PCR check. This confirmation PCR take a look at is a Public Wellbeing need. 

Results will condition “Not valid for travel”. These affirmation assessments are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Medical center, COVID clinic, or any non-public establishment. People who need PCR or qualified LFT for outbound vacation or other optional screening ought to go to the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Drive.

Religion Hospital in Cayman Brac will offer exit tests for certified LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Healthcare Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for individuals eligible to exit quarantine based on the new changes to government regulations.

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

People today in Minor Cayman can call the Little Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to routine an appointment.

People today attending the push-as a result of will have to convey their photograph ID alongside with the QR code that will be supplied in the e-mail as proof of payment. 

Any one spending income can go to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Travel location concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the travel-as a result of locale is for pre-paid shoppers only.

The minimum age for the licensed LFT exit tests is 5 several years young children below 5 are not essential to be tested.

See the new regulations that arrived into impact final evening right here.

Check out the push conference on CIGTV below: