Archive for April, 2020

HSA Maternity allows for one accompanying mother during labour

HSA Maternity allows for one accompanying mother during labour

| 04/04/2020 | 0 Comments

(Updated): The HSA understands the importance of having a partner during the labouring process, and as we improve and augment staffing levels in coordination with the private sector, the temporary restriction on visitors to the Maternity will be lifted effective Monday April 6. Visitors will be limited to one person accompanying a patient during labour.  Because […]

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CBC Extensions and Visa Counter remains closed

CBC Extensions and Visa Counter remains closed

| 03/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Customs & Border Control (CBC) Extensions and Visa office on Elgin Avenue remains closed until further notice. However, anyone who is no longer working for their employers, or their work permit has been cancelled, are strongly encouraged to take the necessary steps to leave the island once an opportunity presents itself. People wanting to […]

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FDA Recall: Ranitidine Products

FDA Recall: Ranitidine Products

| 03/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The FDA has ordered a recall of all Ranitidine products, due to manufacturing issues. Patients taking any form of prescription Ranitidine (tablets or liquids) have been asked to discontinue and contact their doctor for an alternative. Persons have also been advised not to purchase over-the-counter Ranitidine products (e.g. Zantac®).

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Statement on telemedicine from health insurers

Statement on telemedicine from health insurers

| 03/04/2020 | 0 Comments

In support of the ‘Stay Home Cayman’ directive, the approved health insurers are working with qualified health professionals to facilitate telemedicine consultations where necessary. Telemedicine consultations are subject to the Standard Health Insurance Fee (SHIF) reimbursement, based on the duration of the calls. Please check with your individual health insurer for clarification if needed.

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HSA expands pharmacy services to new location

HSA expands pharmacy services to new location

| 02/04/2020 | 0 Comments

Starting Saturday 4 April, the Health Services Authority will be dispensing prescription refills for CINICO and private insurance members with 100% coverage from our new location at Smith Road Centre, first floor.

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Foster’s COVID rumours are false

Foster’s COVID rumours are false

| 02/04/2020 | 1 Comment

Recently, a rumour has circulated that team members at Foster’s have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still working. This rumour is unsubstantiated and completely false.

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Planning suspends all counter services

Planning suspends all counter services

| 02/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Planning, in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, wishes to advise the public that it has implemented proactive steps for business transactions to protect employees, customers and the broader community from possible transmission of the COVID-19.

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CAL Sister Islands flights reduced to once-weekly

CAL Sister Islands flights reduced to once-weekly

| 02/04/2020 | 0 Comments

In accordance with the Cayman Islands Government’s ongoing measures to safeguard the Cayman Islands from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), commercial passenger flights between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands have been reduced to one flight per week. These flights are restricted to essential travel only.

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Cayman Food Bank needs urgent donations

Cayman Food Bank needs urgent donations

| 01/04/2020 | 2 Comments

With an increasing number of people struggling to keep up with basic needs, the Cayman Food Bank desperately needs food and cash donations to keep up with demand. The Food Bank said that continuing to deliver hot meals and groceries to those in need “is a partnership with the community and cannot be done effectively […]

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OfReg’s operational changes in response to COVID-19

OfReg’s operational changes in response to COVID-19

| 01/04/2020 | 1 Comment

In an effort to protect the health, safety and well-being of our customers and staff from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has activated its business continuity plan to continue to provide services to our stakeholders. 

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Port Authority notice for the collection of cargo

Port Authority notice for the collection of cargo

| 01/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Port Authority wishes to advise the public that due to space limitations it will issue an exemption letter to allow persons that have imported cargo to clear and collect their goods. The exemption letter will be for a specified date and time and is valid only for the collection of cargo.  

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