Saturday 4 July, 2020

Work permit holders must pay to quarantine in govt facility

Work permit holders returning to the Cayman Islands on any of the ongoing evacuation/repatriation flights will need to spend 14 days at one of Government’s mandatory isolation facilities at their own cost. 

Caymanians and Permanent Residents returning from overseas must also isolate but will bear no cost Government confirmed on Friday, 15 May 2020.

As has been the practice for several weeks, at the end of the 14-day period all persons will be tested for COVID-19 and must receive a negative test result before they will be allowed to leave the facility.

Isolating before travel to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

Work permit holders and their spouses, allowed to return to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman from Grand Cayman, must also isolate in a CIG facility for 14 days and are required to pay the costs of the isolation period.

After the isolation period is complete they will be permitted to depart the facility, head directly to the airport and travel to Cayman Brac pending negative COVID-19 test results.  Payment of costs will take effect from 22 May 2020 onwards.

Caymanians residing in Cayman Brac, that are allowed to return from Grand Cayman, as per Regulations, must isolate in a Government facility for 14 days but may do so at no cost. 

All persons travelling to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman from Grand Cayman, should bear in mind that, under the public health regulations, travel is currently restricted to persons providing essential services, and those who need to travel for emergency medical care or other urgent and compelling reasons.

Furthermore such travel can only take place with the permission of the Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams, who may be contacted via email to nola.sanderson@hsa.ky; or tel 244-2621.

For more information about measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands visit www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus

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