CDC offers delivery service to persons at quarantine

─ requirements must be followed for delivery

─ interested persons can visit the CDC Headquarters

DPI, Guyana, Friday, March 27, 2020

Relatives of persons who are currently being housed in the Ministry of Public Health’s quarantine facilities can now have items delivered to them through the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) with no cost attached

“Persons who wish to send items to their relatives in Institutional Quarantine or Isolation should utilise the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Headquarters located at Thomas Lands, Thomas Road, Georgetown,” the Commission stated in an advisory on Friday.

The CDC stated that the following requirements must be met before packages are accepted

  1. All liquids must be tightly sealed.
  2. All items inclusive of personal items must be neatly packed in boxes and labelled with the name and contact number of the person sending and receiving the package.
  3. Perishable food items including cooked foods will not be accepted because of the risk of spoilage and contamination during transport.

According to the CDC, all items are subject to inspection. Alcohol, cigarettes and cash will be refused; while herbs or illicit drugs will be confiscated.

Persons delivering packages to the CDC should do so no later than 15:00hrs between Monday to Friday and are required to sign off the necessary documentation prepared by the agency.

Additionally, anyone entering the CDC compound will be expected to comply with the hygiene/sanitation rules, if not, access would not be granted.

The CDC noted that persons at the quarantine centres will be provided with meals and essential items for daily living.

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