That’s the word from the Governor’s Office, after it was confirmed that Cayman’s locally transmitted cases now total nine.
That number has since been revised upward to 17 locally transmitted cases, after a further eight cases were reported.
“We still don’t expect Cayman’s place on the UK’s green list to change based on the small amount of community transmission cases and excellent vaccination rates and the UK hasn’t reached out to us on this,” the Governor’s Office said Wednesday in a brief statement, following queries from the Cayman Compass.
Britain is expected to update its travel list Thursday and already the UK media are speculating that there will be additions to the red list, which may include Jamaica.
Cayman is currently on the green watchlist under the UK’s traffic light travel system.
Under this designation, travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test within the 3 days before you travel to England, book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England – and complete a passenger locator form.
Quarantining is not necessary unless the day 2 test result is positive.
Cayman at community transmission, level 1
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, speaking at Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing, said Cayman had moved to community transmission, level 1 (CT1), on the World Health Organization’s transmission list.
An eighth case, possibly related to George Town Primary School, was also found late Tuesday afternoon
On Wednesday morning, the HSA reported that a staff member at its East End Health Centre also tested positive, taking Cayman’s total COVID-19 cases to nine.
Further COVID-19 test results are expected Wednesday evening.
WHO levels of COVID-19 transmission