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Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021

Quarantine Breach Reported to Police

Quarantine Breach Reported to Police

An alleged breach of isolation protocols on 31 March 2021 by a traveller 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.
As part of a routine welfare and compliance visit by the Travel Cayman Mobile Compliance Team a traveller in quarantine was found to have a person visiting with them in their yard space. By instruction of the Medical Officer of Health the traveller and the person visiting have been placed in quarantine at a Government quarantine facility.

Public Health have confirmed that all primary contact tracing protocols have been observed by the public health department following the suspected breach and would like to reassure the public that there is no immediate cause for public health concern.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) noted that this is an ongoing investigation and the persons involved have been warned for intended prosecution.

The public and travellers are reminded that, regardless of a person’s vaccination status or COVID antibody status, there is to be no direct contact between members of the public and persons in quarantine during their period of isolation. Anyone delivering food or supplies to someone in quarantine should remain in proximity to the property for the minimum necessary time for delivery and immediately depart. Persons in quarantine should not physically collect supplies until after the person delivering the supplies has left the yard space or property vicinity.

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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