IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 14TH APRIL


ASHY + KATHRYN MAGSON – CEO, DEPT FOR HEALTH  

INTRO 

  • GOOD EVENING – APOLS FOR THE DELAY 

  • THANKS TO THE PARISH ARBORY FOR PAYING SUCH LOVELY TRIBUTES TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES 

  • FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES HAVE ASKED US ALL TO STAY STRONG 

KEEP STICKING TO THE RULES 

  • 2 IN PRISON 

  • HOUSE PARTIES / BEACH / PARTIES AT EASTER – ALL OF THIS COULD COST LIVES

  • C-19 IMPACTS ALL WALKS OF LIFE 

TYNWALD SITTING SUMMARY 

  • WE ARE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE – PHASED RETURN 

  • NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RELAX OUR EFFORTS 

REPATRIATION 

  • WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE 

  • WE KNOW IT’S AN EMOTIVE ISSUE 

  • WE’RE TAKING ADVICE FROM MEDICS

  • FIRST REPATRIATION SAILING IS TOMORROW 

“THANK YOU TO OUR ISLAND HEALTH WORKERS ON BEHALF OF A GRATEFUL NATION” – ASHY 

  • STILL GO AND GIVE BLOOD – IT’S CLASSED AS ESSENTIAL TRAVEL 

  • CAN’T ROLL OUT GLUCOSE MONITORS YET – WE’LL REVIEW AGAIN IN 3 MONTHS 

KATHRYN MAGSON – CEO – DEPT FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 

  • INFECTION RATE IS EXPONENTIAL – CALLED THE RO

  • WE BELIEVE THAT WE COULD GET 2,700 SYMPTOMATIC CASES 

  • IF THEY PRESENT OVER WEEKS – WE’LL STRUGGLE

  • IF THEY PRESENT OVER MONTHS – WE CAN HANDLE IT 

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING HELPS US TO FLATTEN THE SPREAD 

  • USING A PLANNING TOOL TO CALCULATE OUR CURVE;


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BLUE LINE = 29% GROWTH = BAD

RED LINE = 12% GROWTH = REALISTIC (BASED ON GERMANY)

YELLOW LINE = OPTIMISTIC 

  • WE LOOK AT SCIENCE FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

  • ASSUMPTIONS VARY DAY BY DAY 

  • TOO EARLY TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE ON THE CURVE

  • KEY ASSUMPTION IS THAT MANY PATIENTS ARE MANAGED IN THE COMMUNITY RATHER THAN HOSPITAL 

  • WE’LL BE ABLE TO UPDATE DATA AGAIN ON THE 23RD APRIL, WHICH IS WHY COMIN HAVE EXTENDED LOCKDOWN 

  • NUMBERS ARE RELATIVELY LOW 

  • IT WILL TAKE TWO WEEKS OF FULL IMPLEMENTATION TO SEE IMPACT 

  • WE ARE OPTIMISTIC 

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE STICKING TO THE RULES 

QUESTIONS 

  • REPATRIATION  – 1 SAILING TOMORROW ON THE MANANNAN – 29 RESIDENTS – CLINICALLY MANAGED  – 2 COACHES TO ENSURE THERE IS ENOUGH SPACE 

  • POLICY CHANGES – WE DO THINGS IN A MEASURED WAY – EXTRA WEEK ALLOWS US TO GATHER DATA 

  • WE ARE STILL SUPPORTING MANX RESIDENTS WITH MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE UK AND FURTHER AFIELD 

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING CAN STILL WORK ON THE MANANNAN 

  • OUR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS DAILY CONFERENCE CALLS WITH PUBLIC HEALTH UK 

  • ON MODELLING WE’VE USED LOCAL EXPERTISE AND WE’VE SPOKEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES 

  • WHAT WE ARE DOING IS BEST FOR THE ISLAND – WE’RE IN A DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE SETTING 

  • HAVE USED LOCAL SUPPORT FROM EPIDEMIOLOGIST FROM PRIVATE SECTOR 

  • TEST TEST TEST – TRACE TRACE TRACE – IS STILL A FIRM POLICY 

  • LOCAL TEST CENTRE SHOULD OPEN ON MONDAY AND WILL BE STAFFED BY OUR OWN MICROBIOLOGY TEAM 

  • WE’RE DOUBLE SWABBING TO CROSS ANALYSE RESULTS WITH MANCHESTER IN PREPARATION 

  • CAPACITY OF 222 TESTS PER DAY WHEN OPEN 

  • CARE HOMES HAVE SAID THEY ARE HAPPY WITH GOV SUPPORT 

  • GOV ARE SUPPORTING CARE HOMES 

  • REPATRIATION COSTS ARE CAPPED AT £1,000 AND WON’T COVER THE FULL COST TO GOV 

  • ARE PRESUMED RECOVERED ACTUALLY RECOVERED AFTER 2 WEEK? MILD CASES – YES 

  • IF YOU TEST POSITIVE BUT STILL FEEL UNWELL AFTER 14 DAY ISOLATION  – CONTINUE TO SELF ISOLATE PLEASE 

  • ROLLING OUT A NEW ESSENTIAL WORKER TESTING STRATEGY TO ENSURE KEY WORKERS ARE FULLY RECOVERED BEFORE RETURNING TO WORK

  • BLOOD DONATION LEGISLATION WAS REVIEWED PRE C-19 

  • STUDENT WHO IS A KEY WORKER ON REPATRIATION COSTS – SHE WOULD BE EXEMPT UNDER KEY WORKER STATUS 

  • REPATRIATION HEALTH CHECK:  TEMPERATURE CHECK – RECENT TEST INFO 

  • COMIS CHOSEN FOR SECURITY, SPACE AND EXERCISE SPACE 

  • ON FOOD SHOPPING – NOT AWARE OF PRICE HIKES

  • CLUSTER INVESTIGATIONS 

  • TESTING ACCURACY – NOTHING IS 100% – WE ASK PEOPLE TO SELF ISOLATE IN CASE THERE IS A DOUBLE NEGATIVE 

  • NOT AWARE OF ISSUES WITH MANCHESTER ACCURACY 

  • BASED ON WORLD STATS – SWAB TESTING IS 90 – 95% ACCURATE DEPENDING ON JURISDICTION 

SHOUT OUTS 

  • SURGERIES 

  • PETER DUFFY – WARD 2

  • TEACHERS STILL WORKING 

  • RAMSEY RUGBY CLUB – FOOD BANK

  • MRS MOULTRIE – CARE HOME MANAGER 

  • LIZ – FREE ONLINE PILATES

  • 7 YEAR OLD HOLLY FOSTER FOR MAKING CUTE PICS FOR CARE HOME RESIDENTS 

ASHY IS BACK TOMORROW WITH THE DOI

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