IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 15TH APRIL

FEAT DR AL ALLINSON

UPDATE 

  • 2 MORE CASES SINCE THIS MORNING.

  • ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR OUR ISLAND. 

  • THE FAMOUS KUSH IS FEATURING IN SOME FILMS FROM THE WILDLIFE PARK TEAM – WORTH A WATCH

  • GOOD TO TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THINGS –  ENJOY A LITTLE REMINDER OF LIFE AT THE PARK

EDUCATION 

  • ALL IN EDUCATION _ THANKS FOR YOUR WORK 

  • AND FOR SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN 

  • WELL DONE TO THE PARENTS EDUCATING YOUR KIDS AT HOME 

  • THANKS TO TEACHERS FOR SUPPLYING ONLINE RESOURCES AND IDEAS – KEEPING US GOING UNTIL THINGS RETURN TO NORMAL 

  • PARENTS – YOU DON’T NEED TO BECOME A TEACHER OVERNIGHT – LET THEM PLAY GAMES WITH YOU, JUST SPEND TIME TOGETHER AND LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER 

  • LET THE KIDS TO SPEAK TO THEIR MATES VIA TECH IF YOU CAN TOO 

  • LET KIDS EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS AND FEARS 

  • THANKS TO KIDS WHO HAVE ASKED DIRECT QUESTIONS TO DRL AL – VID WILL BE ONLINE SOON 

QUESTIONS 

  • ON SCHOOLS OPENING – SCHOOLS AREN’T JUST BUILDINGS – THEY ARE STAFF TOO

  • WE’RE LOOKING AT MEDICAL SITUATION DAY BY DAY – NO TIMELINES YET – WE NEED TO MAKE THE RIGHT PLANS FOR THE STAFF,  STUDENTS AND PUPILS 

  • LOOKING INTO OPENING COLLEGE IN THE SUMMER FOR SOME STUDENTS TO CATCH UP AND CARRY ON WITH EDUCATION 

  • NURSING HOMES – WE ARE NOT THE UK – WHAT WE ARE DOING IN THE IOM IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 

  • IF PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES ARE SICK AND NEED CARE WE BRING THEM TO NOBLES 

  • ON ISLAND TESTING FACILITY SHOULD BE GOING LIVE THIS WEEKEND 

  • TESTING STRATEGY FOR VULNERABLE IN THE WORKS 

  • SOME OF OUR RULES ARE GUIDELINES – WE’VE TRIED TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF THOSE WITH AUTISM, THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO EXERCISE MORE 

  • CONTACT TRACING NEEDS TO BE DONE 1 TO 1 – EXTRA STAFF HAVE BEEN PULLED IN 

  • WORKING WITH PRIVATE SECTOR TO DEVELOP TECH – IT COULD BE USEFUL BUT WE DON’T LIVE IN A SURVEILLANCE STATE 

  • NO TEACHERS WILL BE REDUNDANT 

  • BEEN WORKING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND TEACHERS TO PROVIDE PPE IN THE FORM OF MASKS (SECURED DIRECT NOT VIA HEALTH)

  • REPATRIATION – CLOSING BORDERS WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISION MADE YET. UK HAS HIGHER DENSITY OF CASES. WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT 85,000 ARE PROTECTED FROM ANY POTENTIAL RISK 

  • WE’LL TRY AND HELP STUDENTS WITH EXAMS. CONTACT SCHOOLS AND UCM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • TEACHERS HAVE ADAPTED WELL TO SUPPORT STUDENTS 

  • WE DON’T KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE YET BUT THE RETURN TO SCHOOL WILL MEASURED AND PHASED 

  • WE’LL TRY AND SUPPORT THE TRANSITION FOR PRIMARY TO SECONDARY STUDENTS 

  • UNI STUDENTS CAN APPLY FOR JOB SEEKERS WHEN UNI TERM ENDS 

  • MASKS – IF I HAD A FEW CONTAINER LOADS – I’D GIVE THEM OUT IN THE STREET – BUT THE NURSES NEED THEM – THEY ARE THE PRIORITY 

  • MASKS SHOWN TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION IF YOU HAVE IT – BUT NO OTHER SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE YET 

  • I DON’T THINK ANYONE LAUGHS ANYMORE WHEN WE SEE PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON THE STREETS – IT’S THE NEW REALITY 

  • REPATRIATION – DIFFICULT DECISION – HANDLED WELL – WHETHER PEOPLE AGREE OR NOT – IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION TO MAKE AT THE RIGHT TIME 

  • ON PEOPLE WHO HAVE FLATS THAT ARE P!SSED OF THE PEOPLE COMING BACK GET A GARDEN AT THE COMIS  – IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY 

  • THOSE STILL STUCK – IF YOU’RE SAFE WHERE YOU ARE – STAY PUT 

  • IT’S FAIR TO CONSTANTLY RE ADDRESS OUR POLICIES 

  • RULES TODAY ARE THE RULES TODAY – THEY ARE THE BEST ONES WE CAN COME WITH AND WE NEED TO STICK WITH THEM

  • ON THE £1,000 REPATRIATION COST – IT WAS CAPPED BASED ON HOTEL ROOM AND 3 X MEALS A DAY

  • 7 – 10 DAYS WE’LL KNOW WHERE ARE IN TERMS OF THE PEAK (STILL AROUND THE 23RD)

  • I’VE TALKED TO CLINICIANS IN OUR HOSPITAL AND THEY DON’T WANT US TO END UP LIKE ITALY 

  • ON SUPPORTING MEDICAL STAFF ON THE FRONTLINE – WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE IN FULL PPE HELPING PEOPLE GASPING FOR AIR, YOU GRASP THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION

  • HUGE COMMITMENT, PASSION AND SOLIDARITY FROM ALL MEDICAL STAFF. INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF DEDICATION FROM OUR FRONTLINE. 

  • STAFF THROUGHOUT OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM NEED TO KNOW THAT WE ARE BEHIND THEM, THEY NEED TO KNOW WE SUPPORT THEM.  

SHOUT OUTS

SO MANY OF YOU OUT THERE STEPPING UP…

  • ALL HOUSEKEEPERS AT NOBLES – KEEPING EVERYTHING RUNNING 

  • ALL IN THE HEALTH SERVICE

  • BANKING SECTOR – KEEPING 

  • FARMING FAMILIES 

  • WATSONS NURSERIES – SEE BEAUTY WHEN THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH LOCKDOWN 

  • SCRUBS 

  • RACHEL QUAYLE – ICU NURSE – PUT A 12 HOUR SHIFT IN ON HER BIRTHDAY 

FINAL NOTE: DON’T DO ANY SILLY DIY JOBS THAT COULD LAND YOU IN HOSPITAL. 

BE SAFE, STAY AT HOME, SAVE LIVES – DR AL

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