(CMR) Numerous reports have been made to CMR about quarantine breaches. However, only one of those has now been confirmed by the authorities.
It was confirmed that an alleged breach of isolation protocols by travelers who have been quarantining at residence has been reported to the Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) and appropriate action has been taken.
The Mobile Compliance Team, Public Health and RCIPS visited the property on Thursday 19th November to establish the facts of the incident and can confirm that the offender has been warned for intended prosecution.
This matter is under investigation and a completed file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for a decision.
Standard protocol is that the travelers, along with their household will be either moved to a Government facility or monitored under 24-hour security detail, at the traveler’s expense.
As the travelers in question have not yet completed their mandatory 14 day isolation period, out of an abundance of caution Public Health is completing contact tracing and any residents found to have been in close contact with the travelers in question will be contacted.
This is the second time that a traveler has breached quarantine. In earlier October it was revealed that two persons had been in breach and would be prosecuted.
This weekend the Brac and Little Cayman were included in the home quarantine program.
The fines were increased to $10,000 and up to two years in jail for a breach.
The public and travellers should be reminded that if found in breach of mandatory isolation they will be warned for intended prosecution and are liable on conviction to a fine of ten thousand dollars and imprisonment for two years.