(CMR) Two separate instances of alleged breaches to the isolation protocols have been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and are currently under investigation. Both instances involved travelers quarantining at residence (QAR).
In the first instance, during a routine welfare and compliance visit by the Travel Cayman Mobile Compliance Team, it was observed that travelers were in an unapproved area of the quarantine property. The team carried out an inspection, and it appeared that the travelers may have tampered with their monitoring device.
The travelers have been warned for intended prosecution and have been transferred from the quarantine at the residence location to a supervised quarantine facility.
The second incident was also identified during a routine welfare and compliance visit by the Travel Cayman Mobile Compliance team. These travelers were also found to be in an unapproved area of the quarantine property and were reminded of the isolation protocols and conditions of the QAR program, which must be adhered to. They were not warned for prosecution and will complete the remainder of their quarantine period at the property.
Public Health has confirmed that all primary contact tracing protocols have been observed in both suspected breaches, and the public health department has reassured the public that there is no immediate cause for public health concern.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) noted that investigations are ongoing, and once completed, the files will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a decision.
The public and travelers are reminded that 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.