The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) would like to advise its patients and visitors of the following Christmas holiday hours: Accident & Emergency remains open 24 hours throughout the holiday season. Cayman Islands Hospital Pharmacy – Open from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, December 27th -28th, New Year’s Day and January 3rd 8:00am – 5:00pm.
(GIS) Public Health has developed new isolation guidelines due to the discovery of the Omicron variant in the community.Persons who are suspected to have the Omicron variant, and their primary contacts, will be isolated or quarantined for fourteen days under a Public Health order. Suspected persons and their contacts are also expected to follow all Omicron-related
(GIS) New COVID-19 regulations have come into effect in response to the highly transmissible Omicron variant being detected in the Cayman Islands. The regulations, which take effect today Friday 17 December, include notable changes to testing protocols, public gathering limits and bar/nightclub operating hours. Travel The additional quarantine requirement for travelers from restricted countries from
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) would like to advise its patients and visitors of the following Christmas holiday hours for its COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, including community exit testing: COVID-19 Testing – Open Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 10am -12pm. Open Monday 27 December, 2021 7:30am -12:00pm and Tuesday
(GIS) The Omicron variant of the virus which causes COVID-19 has been detected, through genomic sequencing, in a test sample from a traveller currently in isolation/quarantine in the Cayman Islands. Omicron is the name for the B.1.1.529 variant, a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that originally surfaced in South Africa in November 2021. By 26 November the World Health
(GIS) Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Hazel Brown today issued a weekly video update from the Public Health Department on trends observed in COVID-19 data over the prior week. The weekly trends data is being reported by “epidemiological week” which runs from Sunday to the following Saturday and is commonly referred to as an epi week
(GIS) The Public Health Department has announced that all persons aged 18 and over are now eligible to receive booster shots three months after their second COVID-19 vaccination. The decision comes as a precaution in light of the recent development of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. While research is still being conducted on the new variant,
(Government Information Service- GIS) All household members and primary contacts of travellers who test positive for COVID-19 on their return to the Cayman Islands, are now required to isolate and undergo PCR testing as part of testing exit screening protocols. The duration of the isolation period for travellers, their households
The Public Health Department has launched a new process to request isolation letters for persons mandated to isolate due to being a COVID case or a primary contact. Individuals requiring proof of isolation can still use their positive PCR result from the laboratory or, if required, request a letter through the new process. Isolation letters
(GIS) Cabinet has tonight issued regulations that restrict travel to the Cayman Islands from some nine countries in southern Africa and one in Europe. The measures follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognising the variant first reported to have emerged in South Africa two days ago, as a variant of concern, which it has named Omicron.