Isolators warned they must get official PCR exit test

Cayman News Service
Health and fitness Minister Sabrina Turner at the push briefing

(CNS): Health Minister Sabrina Turner mentioned at Thursday’s press briefing that people who have examined optimistic for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who go away isolation prior to finding an formal PCR exit examination, irrespective of how extensive they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have left isolation devoid of having the official exam are being selfish, Turner said.

The minister said those in quarantine are not free to leave dwelling until they have obtained an formal adverse final result, and that folks have to observe the techniques they simply cannot self-release, as that is a violation of the principles.

There have been indications that some persons, annoyed by the method, experienced taken a lateral circulation examination and then long gone about their small business and experienced failed to flip up for the official exit exam.

Turner claimed that govt has a list of all all those in quarantine as a result of currently being positive and would appear after individuals who flout the rules and put the community at hazard. She stated there could still be lethal consequences due to the fact of the swift spread of the virus.

“We are mindful that individuals took themselves out of isolation… without reporting to the exit PCR tests site,” she explained. “Let me alert every person who has performed this that you are in violation of the Public Well being Regulation and you may perhaps nonetheless be beneficial, carrying a substantial viral load, and you are putting the general public and you at terrific chance and you are just outright selfish.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you never present up by tomorrow, you will be documented to the police for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that authorities was getting adaptable in decisions but community basic safety was at the coronary heart of the techniques.

“Public Well being is behind, of course I know, and a lot of of you are vital of them,” she reported, before referring to the section as “my Public Health”, who she reported had been performing really challenging, in spite of the criticisms.

As she concluded her remarks, Turner claimed she was concerned that people today were being establishing an attitude to the pandemic of not caring and have been placing the total neighborhood at threat.

Addressing businesses who not spending workers associates who are ill, even warning them not to report their standing to Community Wellness and threatening to fireplace them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a positive test is required and not an solution. “Being COVID-favourable makes you a general public health and fitness chance,” she stated. “We need to continue to be fully commited to following the restrictions.”

Turner also discovered that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be much more obtain to vaccines, given the maximize in transmission on that island, wherever a appreciable range of aged and vulnerable men and women live.

Immediately after the push convention and numerous requests in excess of the previous week, Community Wellbeing officers introduced far more up-to-date figures on the substantial variety of constructive COVID-19 scenarios documented this week. There ended up 850 new positive instances on Monday and Tuesday, together with 14 instances on the Sister Islands.

With an approximated 4,000 men and women in isolation and a terrific numerous individuals needing a PCR test to validate a favourable LFT or for exit screening, General public Health and fitness is stretched to its restrictions.

Governing administration has now expanded the tests programme and has moved the day by day walk-in clinic from the South Audio Group Centre to a generate-by way of support at the Truman Bodden Sporting activities Complicated parking good deal, beginning Friday, 21 January. The new travel-by clinic will be for exit testing and affirmation PCR subsequent positive lateral move assessments.

“We are aware of the significant targeted traffic of individuals demanding PCR exams at the South Audio Group Centre and have been operating on alleviating this challenge by pinpointing a more suitable site,” reported Dr Professional medical Officer of Well being Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the successful launch of the new drive-by means of clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Sophisticated parking lot earlier this week, we have identified that this website satisfies the requirements of this each day testing clinic and will allow for much better crowd handle, a more streamlined course of action for clients as they will be tested from the consolation of their automobile.”

General public Health directed PCR screening clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open up Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Sporting activities Complex (parking whole lot drive-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports activities Sophisticated – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Positive LFT Affirmation PCR Screening Centres – Open Everyday

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Complex (parking good deal push-via) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sporting activities Complicated – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden City Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Men and women who take a look at beneficial with a LFT need to isolate promptly, report the result in this article and show up at the future readily available selected HSA clinic for your PCR exam. This affirmation PCR test is a Public Wellness prerequisite. 

Success will point out “Not valid for travel”. These affirmation exams are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Healthcare facility, COVID clinic, or any private institution. Folks who require PCR or accredited LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening really should show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Travel.

Faith Medical center in Cayman Brac will supply exit tests for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Health-related Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for all those suitable to exit quarantine primarily based on the new variations to federal government rules.

Accredited LFTs are CI$25 and people today remaining tested can spend by cash, credit score or debit card. Take a look at results will be availbale in close to 1 hour.

Men and women in Minimal Cayman can get in touch with the Tiny Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to routine an appointment.

People today attending the generate-by have to provide their image ID together with the QR code that will be offered in the e mail as proof of payment. 

Everyone shelling out dollars can go to the clinic at 131 MacLendon Drive location concerning 7:30am and 12pm, as the travel-as a result of locale is for pre-compensated clients only.

The least age for the accredited LFT exit tests is 5 a long time young children under five are not necessary to be examined.

See the new restrictions that came into impact very last evening right here.

Observe the press conference on CIGTV beneath: at?v=bNCsiADy-AQ