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$1 million set aside for stipends for quarantining families

The government has approved $1 million to fund a stipend for Caymanians and permanent residency holders who have lost earnings while in quarantine as a result of the local outbreak of COVID-19.

Red Cross: Prep for quarantine same as for hurricane

With COVID in the community now a daily reality, Red Cross director Jondo Obi is advising residents to prepare for the possibility of quarantine like they would for a hurricane.

Gov’t: Assistance to be given to quarantiners in local outbreaks

Health Minister Sabrina Turner said in Parliament Tuesday that the government would be announcing plans this week to assist people who are in mandatory quarantine because of the recent local COVID-19 outbreaks.

Additional step added after inadvertent quarantine release

Public Health has said an additional automated step is being implemented for the release of individuals who are quarantining after a COVID-19 positive traveller was inadvertently released from isolation.

New quarantine rules kick in

Verified vaccinated residents and travellers will now have to quarantine for seven days starting Wednesday, according to the latest update to Cayman's COVID-19 protocols.

Passengers on departing Canadian flight placed in quarantine

More than 140 passengers on board a Sunwing Airlines charter flight to Canada that was due to depart Grand Cayman Monday afternoon have been placed in quarantine after the plane was grounded because of "technical difficulties".

Blue wristbands for securely vaccinated arrivals

Incoming travellers heading into five days of quarantine upon arrival in Cayman are no longer being issued with white GPS monitoring wristbands, but now they are being fitted with blue bracelets to make them identifiable as quarantining individuals.

Phase 2 of Cayman’s reopening under way

Phase 2 of the Cayman Islands' border-reopening plan went into action Monday, 9 Aug., with certain vaccinated arrivals allowed to quarantine without GPS monitoring, and weekly PCR tests for unvaccinated frontline workers.

On the front line with Travel Cayman

Since the Cayman Islands began repatriation flights back in April last year, more than 20,000 people have undergone quarantine at homes and hotels across Grand Cayman.

Gov’t tells tourism industry 80% remains as vaccination target

The government has rejected calls from the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to reconsider its target to vaccinate 80% of the population against COVID-19 before launching a soft reopening of the borders to tourists.

Cayman expands list of countries with verifiable vaccinations

People who have been vaccinated in Europe and at Walmart or CVS outlets in the United States are among those who now can avail of the Cayman Islands' five-day quarantine option, as the islands expand the list of countries from which to accept securely verifiable vaccination records.

HSA staff isolated for potential COVID-19 exposure

The Health Services Authority has said eight of its staff members, along with family members, are now in isolation due to potential exposure to a highly symptomatic COVID-19-positive patient at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Traveller with COVID symptoms in critical care

A traveller who was nearing the end of the mandatory 14-day quarantine has been admitted to the Critical Care Unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital, suffering from symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Public Health Department.

McTaggart: ‘Dangerous’ to reduce quarantine before reaching herd immunity

Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said government's planned reduction in the mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated travellers is 'downright dangerous' when Cayman is yet to reach the herd immunity threshold.

Britain, pressed by airlines, may ease rules for vaccinated travellers

Britain is considering easing travel rules for double vaccinated people, a move that would placate airlines which have launched legal action against the government's curbs on trips abroad.

Quarantine reduced to five days for vaccinated travellers, but no plan for reopening

Government announced the reduction of the quarantine period to five days for incoming travellers who have completed an approved course of vaccination against COVID-19 that can be securely verified.

Travel Cayman says no quarantine breach occurred with couple on boat

Police have said a quarantining couple who photographed themselves aboard a boat did not commit any offence nor did they pose any public health risk.

Let vaccinated visitors come to Cayman without quarantine

The quarantine imposed by the Cayman government, whether 14 days, 10 days, or five days, for vaccinated people, makes absolutely no sense.

Man found dead at quarantine hotel

Police are investigating the death of a man at the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel.
Bermuda MoH 29 March

Dr. John Lee: Bermuda’s spike in COVID cases ‘really worrying’

According to Bermuda's Ministry of Health, the territory recorded 108 positive COVID-19 cases on Monday.

New quarantine requirements enacted

From today, Cayman's new quarantine requirements for arriving vaccinated travellers are in effect.

Regulations on 10-day quarantine published

The Cayman Islands government has gazetted updated regulations governing arrangements for a 10-day quarantine period for arriving travellers.

Time to let vaccinated travellers in without quarantine

Although I fully supported the government’s standing and protocol for travellers to the island for the past 12 months, I think it is about...

Premier: CAL crews ‘not required to quarantine’

Cayman Airways international flight  crews are not required to quarantine upon return, Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed.

Britain tightens travel restrictions with hotel quarantine and prison threat

Britain said it would bring in tighter border controls next week against new variants of the coronavirus, requiring hotel quarantine for arrivals and threatening rule-breakers with up to 10 years in jail and fines.

UK plans tough new border measures to combat coronavirus

Britain will announce new tougher border measures on Wednesday to stop new variants of COVID-19 getting into the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he promised to deliver a roadmap out of lockdowns that have shuttered much of the economy.

UK to unveil hotel quarantine plans, public told not to book vacations

Britain will announce on Tuesday whether it will bring in mandatory quarantine in hotels for some or all arrivals, the country's coronavirus vaccination minister said as he warned the public not to book summer vacations.

Quarantine staff was amazing

We just completed our quarantine. What people need to know is how amazing the government and the staff supporting this initiative have been. I...

Mack, Ramgeet sentences reduced to 2 months

Skylar Mack and Vanjae Ramgeet - the couple whose quarantine breach case has garnered international headlines - had their sentences reduced from four months to two months in jail.

Visiting TV crew not required to quarantine; additional protocols mandated

A four-person crew arriving in Cayman to scout locations for a reality TV show is being allowed to enter and work in the country without going through the required quarantine protocols.

Home quarantine allowed on Sister Islands

The Cayman Islands Government has approved residents of the Sister Islands to self-quarantine at their homes on Cayman Brac or Little Cayman, from 7 Nov.

Nearly 500 quarantining at home

The first month under Cayman’s phased reopening is nearing its end and already 865 people have participated in government’s home isolation programme, Director of Travel Cayman Tasha Ebanks-Garcia has said.

Update: BA flights move to weekly service

British Airways flights for the upcoming holiday season could increase in frequency,  Governor Martyn Roper has said.

Home quarantiner welcomes tech approach to isolation

Leaving Cayman last month was a bit of gamble for resident Chris Bailey, given the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of local borders and the quarantine process he would face upon his return.
Immigration & employment during the COVID-19 crisis

Home isolation board: No breaches in programme

The board overseeing the 29 participants in Cayman’s test run of its home isolation protocols confirmed on Sunday that there has been no breaches of the programme under its watch.

Home isolating passengers under 24/7 surveillance

Participants in Cayman's test run of its electronic monitoring and geofencing technology are being subjected to 24/7 monitoring and regular random check-ins, officials have confirmed.

Behind the scenes at a quarantine hotel

The Cayman Compass went behind the scenes at the Ritz-Carlton's isolation wing to find out what protocols are in place for guests in quarantine and to hear how the resort hopes to adapt its safety measures to welcome back visitors.

New arrival thankful for all involved with quarantine

I just wanted to write a message to pass on my thanks to everyone involved with Travel Time, airport arrivals, the police and quarantine...
Heathrow Airport

UK gov’t and Heathrow work on testing as quarantine alternative

Britain is working with London's Heathrow Airport on a plan to use COVID-19 testing to help shorten quarantine times

Let overseas students self-isolate at Christmas

While for the most part I have been in agreement with how everything has been handled during this pandemic, I have recently found myself...

Will Caymanians be able to come home?

I’m writing as a concerned Caymanian who is overseas due to a death in the family.  I have contacted several airlines and have not been...

Update: Mandatory quarantine implemented for coronavirus

Government has imposed mandatory quarantine and is working on travel restrictions for travellers and residents who have been to mainland China.

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