August 19, 2022

Cayman Health and Wellness Minister on New Covid 19 Regulations

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Honorable Sabrina Turne

Grand Cayman, 29 June 2022 – The Health and Wellness Minister shares in the excitement as the country gears up for changes to COVID-19 regulations.  In a short video message, the Honorable Sabrina Turner says “We can all agree that arriving to this point did not come easily.”

The Minister says she is truly grateful that the people of the Cayman Islands have remained compliant and patient every step of the way. 

“Mask wearing will be discretionary, which means you can choose to wear a mask for your own safety and comfort inside a public place. Certain places, such as prisons and healthcare facilities, may still require persons to wear a mask so keep one with you at all times, just in case,” she adds. 

Another exciting change the Minister notes is the repeal of pre-arrival testing for all persons coming to the Cayman Islands.  Unvaccinated Caymanians and legal residents will be able to return home without quarantine. But you are still strongly encouraged to complete lateral flow tests daily for the first seven days back home.   

Unvaccinated visitors or those with close ties to the Islands will still be required to quarantine for seven days but will not have to test at the end of the quarantine period. Persons who receive a positive lateral flow test result should first report it to Public Health on Then, you should get a PCR test to confirm your result and isolate at home. Treat your symptoms at home, and, at the end of your isolation, you will no longer have to do an exit test.

The Minister says, “We are happy for relaxed restrictions but we also understand that it does not call for less responsibility. Seek vaccination, for any dose that you may be eligible, to protect yourself and vulnerable loved ones. Practice proper hand hygiene, and choose to enhance your immunity through nutrition and exercise.”

Public Health plans to continue surveillance and actively monitor the spread of COVID-19 and amend restrictions according to the needs of the community.  

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