In the past two weeks there have been a number of alleged breaches of quarantine protocols involving persons in quarantine at private residences engaging with members of the public and exchanging items in breach of Covid-19 protocols.
All alleged breaches were reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) at the time of the occurrence and are currently under investigation. In many instances individuals were placed in quarantine at the instruction of the Medical Officer of Health and were warned for intended prosecution by the RCIPS.
Public Health would like to reassure the community that all alleged breaches were isolated and that there is no cause for public health concern.
“We would like to thank our community who reported all of the recent breaches we investigated. As we continue with the phased reopening, engagement from the public will become more vital to our mission of keeping our Islands safe”, expressed Director at Travel Cayman, Ms. Casandra Morris.
Travel Cayman would like to remind members of the public that all deliveries, whether made by a company, friend, or family member, should be contactless and members of the public should immediately leave the quarantine location once they have completed their delivery. Also, members of the public are reminded to never accept items from a person in quarantine.
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 ten thousand dollars and imprisonment for up to two years. If you witness a suspected breach of Covid-19 protocols, please call 943-7233 (943 SAFE) and include the below details;
• Name(s) of person(s), if known
• Number of persons involved
• Time and Location of breach
• Brief description of breach