The Cayman Islands government’s recent changes to COVID-19 isolation and quarantine requirements do not affect existing guidelines for lateral flow testing of local students.
If a person tests positive for COVID, unvaccinated children under 18 in their household may continue to attend school as long as they continue to test negative on daily LFTs for 10 days.
See the National Lateral Flow Testing Policy for schools and COVID-19 Testing Guidance for students, both implemented 29 Oct. 2021:
The isolation and quarantine rules differ for adults depending on vaccination status.
Under the updated requirements:
- Fully vaccinated people who test positive for COVID must isolate for 10 days, with a negative PCR test required on day 11 to exit isolation.
- Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who test positive for COVID must isolate for 14 days, with a negative PCR test required on day 11 to exit isolation.
- Vaccinated people (18 and over) who are primary contacts of a COVID-positive person must take daily LFTs for 10 days, and may avoid isolation as long as they test negative.
- Unvaccinated primary contacts (18 and over) must quarantine for 14 days.
Read the full press release from the Public Health Department here.