An alleged breach of quarantine protocols involving a traveller quarantining at a Government facility 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 Compliance team was alerted to an interaction between a newly arrived traveller and a member of the public. The member of the public was not observing proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing.
The individual was placed in quarantine at the instruction of the Medical Officer of Health and was warned for intended prosecution. Public Health has confirmed that contact tracing has been completed and would like to reassure that there is no cause for a public health concern.
Members of the public are not permitted to take items from persons in quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status. In doing so they are jeopardizing their health as well as the health and safety of others. “Covid-19 is still a concern for many communities around the world. The actions and support of the government and the local community over the past few months have kept us safe. The closer we get to reopening our borders is the more we should remain vigilant and not become complacent.
I encourage everyone to please remain safe and if you suspect anyone of not adhering to quarantine protocols to contact our team at 943-SAFE (7233),” stated Casandra Morris, Director of Travel Cayman.
The public and travellers are reminded that anyone 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 CI$10,000 and imprisonment for up to two yea