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Quarantine at residence breach

COVID - 19 10 Mar, 2021 Follow News

Quarantine at residence breach

An alleged breach of isolation protocols by a traveller who has been quarantining at residence and a member of the public has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and is currently under investigation.

The Travel Cayman Mobile Compliance team were completing routine checks and discovered a member of the public in contact with a traveller who was quarantining at their home. As a result of the contact, the member of the public is now required to quarantine under instruction by the Medical Officer of Health.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) noted that this is an ongoing investigation and a completed file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a decision.

The public are reminded that travellers who quarantine at residence are not allowed to have visitors. Delivery personnel, relatives and friends are not allowed to enter the home or have physical contact with the occupants while they are in quarantine. Persons in quarantine should ask friends, family members, neighbours and individuals providing delivery services for or on behalf of a business to provide contactless payment and/or delivery services. Persons making deliveries should remain in proximity to a quarantine property for the minimum necessary time for delivery and immediately depart. While goods can come into a quarantine location, goods cannot be passed outside a quarantine location. Once a location is being used for quarantine everything inside that location (i.e. inside the physical building and yard space) is to remain in the quarantine location until it has been cleared by the Medical Officer of Health. The only exception is for the disposal of garbage, which should be double bagged. A mask and gloves should be worn when walking outside to dispose of the garbage, and this should only be done during low peak hours when there will be less human traffic within the area or apartment complex. 6ft of social distance should be maintained with other individuals. You should take garbage directly to the bin then immediately return to your residence.

Public Health confirmed that contact tracing has been completed and would like to reassure the public that there is no cause for public health concern.

The public and travellers are reminded that anyone that is found to be in breach of the mandatory quarantine provisions will be warned for intended prosecution and is liable on conviction to a fine of up to ten thousand dollars and imprisonment for up to two years.

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