In this file photo, ESO Director Adolphus Laidlow speaks with one of the census enumerators. -Photo: GIS

The Census 2021 count by enumerators visiting households on Grand Cayman has been delayed until Wednesday, 13 Oct., according to an Economics and Statistics Office statement issued Tuesday.

The ESO said the delay is “to further ensure clarity on how to make sure that all in quarantine and isolation comply with COVID-19 safety protocols”.

Census 2021 officially kicked off in the Cayman Islands on Sunday, 10 Oct., which has been designated in law as Census Day. As a result, the census count on the Sister Islands started on 11 Oct. and is under way with enumerators visiting households there.

However, on Grand Cayman, the Economics and Statistics Office, which is conducting Census 2021, has decided to postpone the actual count by two days, to ensure the safety of enumerators who will be visiting households.

“Given the number of individuals in isolation, extra precautions are needed to ensure the safety of both enumerators conducting the count and householders being counted,” the statement said.

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Adolphus Laidlow, ESO director and census team head, said, “We want to especially ensure that our enumerators’ health and safety are not compromised while conducting census interviews.”

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