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Voluntary COVID-19 Testing To Be Paid

Cabinet has today directed that providers of COVID-19 testing may require payment from individuals and businesses engaging in voluntary testing.

Only where the Public Health Department has required that testing take place, such as isolation/quarantine exit testing or PCR confirmation of a positive lateral flow test, will the cost be borne by Government.

The change will impact all facilities providing testing within the Cayman Islands including the Health Services Authority.

Facilities which currently offer this service include the Health Services Authority, Doctors Hospital, Health City Cayman Islands and Total Health. Venues offering lateral flow testing are available from the Government’s coronavirus website.

No cost was set for testing.

Issued by: Governmnent Information Services (GIS, CIG)