IOM GOV UPDATE – 7TH MAY

HOWARD, HENNY, ASHY 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • 2 NEW CASES

  • 40 ACTIVE CASES

HOWARD

  • CHAIRED A MEGA LONG COMIN MEETING THIS AM 

  • WE LOOKED AT THE DATA AND LISTENED TO THE EXPERTS 

  • NO EVIDENCE OF CASES BEING LINKED TO ANY OF THE CHANGES INCL CONSTRUCTION 

  • MANY CASES RELATED TO ABBOTSWOOD – CONTACT TRACING TEAM ARE DOING A FINE JOB, WE HAVE A HANDLE ON THINGS

CHANGES TO THE PLAN 

  • HEALTH – PHASED RETURN TO NON ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES IN A SAFE AND CAREFULLY MANAGED WAY. DETAILED PLAN DUE NEXT WEEK, ANNOUNCEMENT W/C 18TH MAY 

  • BUT PLEASE BE PATIENT, BRINGING SERVICES BACK IS HARDER THAN TAKING THEM OFF LINE 

  • VULNERABLE – TAKE AN HOURS EXERCISE IF YOU WANT – AN OPPORTUNITY NOT AN OBLIGATION – GET SOME FRESH MANX AIR 

  • SOCIETY – GATHERINGS – WE ARE LOOKING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING BUT WE NEED MANX SOLUTIONS FOR OUR MANX SITUATION 

  • WE’VE GOT A PAPER IN THE WORKS AND SOME WORKSHOPS TO DISCUSS THEORIES 

  • SPORT – NO GYMS OR INDOORS 

  • PEOPLE CAN USE PLEASURE CRAFT SUBJECT TO CRITERIA. SMALL AIRCRAFT CAN COME BACK ON SUNDAY 

  • BORDERS REMAIN CLOSED 

  • MORE HUB SCHOOLS COMING ONLINE

  • UCM WILL COMMENCE A PHASED RETURN WHERE IT IS SAFE 

  • NURSERIES – IMPORTANT AS ECONOMIES OPEN – BUT KEY WORKERS ONLY FOR NOW – REVIEW AGAIN ON THE 14TH MAY 

  • ECONOMY – COMIN HAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT SHOPS AND OTHER BUSINESS MAY OPEN ON THE 18TH MAY. FINAL DECISION DUE ON THE 14TH MAY. WE’LL BE PUBLISHING DRAFT GUIDANCE AND A RISK ASSESSMENTS 

  • GARDEN CENTRES CAN OPEN ON MONDAY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES IN PLACE – CAFE’S WILL BE TAKE AWAY ONLY 

  • CORPORATE OFFICES – SHOULD LIMIT STAFF IN OFFICES  

  • ANTICIPATE A PHASED RETURN – IT COULD BE MONDAY 25TH MAY IF RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE COMPLETE, STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING 

  • YOU CAN GO TO THE OFFICE TO RISK ASSESS IF YOU NEED TO 

  • ALL MEASURES SUBJECT TO CONSTANT REVIEW

QUESTIONS 

PAUL IS UP FIRST 

Q) HAIRDRESSERS AREN’T ON THE LIST?

HQ – TAKING SMALL, REGULAR #BABYSTEPS 

2 WEEKS AGO 4,500 CONSTRUCTION PEOPLE WENT BACK TO WORK. SOME OF YOU KICKED OFF ABOUT IT BUT WE HAD THE DATA TO PROVE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. 

CAN YOU SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE CUTTING SOMEONE’S HAIR PAUL? I DON’T THINK SO 

LOADS OF MY MATES ARE HAIRDRESSERS AND I KNOW THEY WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK. AND LOADS OF PEOPLE NEED A HAIRCUT. 

OBVIOUSLY GETTING MY HAIRCUT IS IMPORTANT TO ME. 

Q) PM – BRING ASHY BACK SO I CAN CRUNCH HIS NUMBERS

ASHY – I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOUR GONNA ASK ME PAUL

1 CASE – FELT UNWELL AND WAS REFERRED FOR TESTING 

OTHER TWO CASES ARE HEALTH WORKERS BUT IT’S NOT LINKED TO ANOTHER 

RUMOURS OF ANOTHER CARE HOME?

ASHY DOESN’T HAVE INFO ON IT 

Q) HAVE BUBBLES BEEN DISCUSSED? IS IT A MANX SOLUTION?

HENNY – GUERNSEY HAVE LOOKED TO NZ. BUT THERE ARE ISSUES AROUND WHO YOU CHOOSE AS YOUR HOUSEHOLDS / PICKING YOUR FAVE GRANDPARENTS.

BUT IT IS BEING CONSIDERED. 

ASHY – GOTTA MAKE SURE THE POLICY IS RIGHT AND CONSIDER THE IMPACT RATHER THAN JUMPING THE GUN. 

Q) NOW WE’RE A FEW STEPS AHEAD OF UK? ARE WE STILL LISTENING TO THEIR ADVICE?

HENNY: WE LEARN FROM THEM, BUT NOT ABOUT GIVING / TAKING ADVICE 

IT’S A RECIPROCAL PROCESS 

ASHY – SAID FROM DAY ONE, OUR ADVICE IS GUIDED BY PUBLIC HEALTH ISLE OF MAN. MANX SOLUTION TO MANX PROBLEMS 

Q) WHEN ARE SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES GONNA OPEN FOR EVERYONE GOING BACK TO WORK?

HOPE TO HAVE MORE IN A WORK, HAS TO BE DONE PROPERLY. MORE FROM DR AL ON THIS SOON 

Q) IN THE BABY STEP PLAN – CAN WE EXPECT MORE INFO ON SOCIALISING? LIKE JERSEY AND GUERNSEY?

HQ – LITTLE STEPS ALL TIME. WHEN WE HAVE THE DATA, WE’LL GIVE PEOPLE A LEAD IN TIME

IF YOU CAN STAY AT HOME, DO SO. THAT IS STILL OUR ADVICE 

HENNY ON THE STRATEGY – START LOW LOW LOW AND GO SLOW SLOW SLOW (THE WHOLE CLUB WAS LOOKING AT HER)

Q) YOU MENTIONED FOCUS GROUPS – WHY ARE THE DECISIONS BEING PUT IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLIC?

WE NEED FEEDBACK FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. PEOPLE MIGHT FIND RULES PATRONISING 

Q) WHAT’S WITH THE PLANE COMEBACK?

HQ – PLANES CAN’T SIT THERE UNUSED SO AIRCRAFT NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED 
PILOTS NEED TO FLY EVERY MONTH TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSE – PRACTICAL NOT A JOY RIDE 

Q) AMANDA:  ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS ABOUT CANCELLING SENIOR TT BANK HOLIDAY?

HOWARD: WELL YOU HAVE ALL HAD ENOUGH TIME O… TT IS CANCELLED AND THATS IT. IT’LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR

Q) HOW MUCH WILL THE UK ECONOMIC CRASH AFFECT US?

HOWARD HAS BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG TIME THAT WE NEED TO DO MORE TRADE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD AS UK ARE 80% OF OUR TRADE

NO SHOUTOUTS TODAY 

TOMORROW IS 75TH ANNI FOR VE DAY – DO THE 2 MIN SILENCE IF YOU CAN PLEASE

2 thoughts on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 7TH MAY”

  1. Nice kick in the teeth for the workers who’ve had to carry on as normal in whatever job they do to have the prospect of a day’s holiday taken from them as well. Talk about adding insult to injury, what a lovely “thank you” for all the extra graft and stress they’re dealing with!

    1. Totally agree!! Many of us have had to work under extreme pressure in our own households, turning spaces into makeshift offices dealing with all the extra issues & problems that arise from that, AND contend with full noisy households perhaps with teens that have their own confusion & problems with exams etc. To kick us all in the teeth & say stuff you, you,re not having that day off is pretty dam disgusting. Shame on you HQ

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