WE’VE GOT A FULL HOUSE TODAY – HOWARD, ASHY, DR AL, HENNY, LINDA

PARTICULARLY PLEASED TO HAVE HENNY BACK AS SHE DRAWS A GOOD CROWD. 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • NO NEW CASES

  • 37 ACTIVE CASES 

CONFIRMATION ON CHILDCARE SITUATION AFTER HIS EMAIL TO SOMEONE WENT MANX VIRAL:

OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS CAN LOOK AFTER YOUR KIDS OF YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK. PHYSICAL WORK NOT HOME WORKING. 

DROP THE KID AT THE DOOR. DON’T ENTER THE HOUSE

DON’T LOOK AFTER KIDS IF YOU’VE HAD A SHIELDING LETTER

HOWIE ON REPATRIATION 

  • FROM 13TH MAY – RETURNING RESIDENTS CAN HOME QUARANTINE RATHER THAN THE COMIS 

  • PEOPLE SHOULD QUARANTINE IN THEIR OWN ACCOMMODATION – NOT WITH OTHERS IN A HOUSE 

  • THEY CAN RENT AN AIRBNB IF THEY NEED TO – NEEDS TO BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE 

  • CAN’T GO OUTSIDE AT ALL FOR THE 14 DAYS UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRIVATE GARDEN THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN ACCESS

  • RESIDENTS WILL BE ASKed TO SIGN A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND WILL FACE FINES IF THEY DON’T STICK TO THE RULES 

  • BOAT IS BRINGING 30 PEOPLE A WEEK – THIS WILL BE MAINTAINED TO MITIGATE RISK 

  • ANY RESIDENTS PART WAY THROUGH A STAY IN THE COMIS CAN GO HOME FROM WEDS IF THEY MEET THE CRITERIA 

  • THEY’LL GET A REFUND FOR THE DAYS CANCELLED 

  • TO BE CLEAR – THIS ISN’T AN EROSION OF BORDER MEASURES – THEY REMAIN CLOSED 

  • RULES WILL BE ENFORCED BY POLICE 

  • SCHOOLS IS ANOTHER EMOTIONAL ONE – TRYING TO HIT A DIFFICULT BALANCE 

  • COMIN HAVE BEEN CLEAR THAT WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT RATHER THAN RUSH IT

DR AL 

  • AROUND THE WORLD THERE ARE RAYS OF HOPE SHOWING 

  • DESPITE OUR BEST EFFORTS, SOME HAVE LOST LIVES 

  • MANY FACE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE 

  • KIDS ARE STARTING THEIR 8TH WEEK AWAY FROM SCHOOL AND HAVING TO MAKE SENSE OF A VERY DIFFERENT WORLD

  • SCHOOL COME BACK – NEEDS TO BE MEASURED 

  • GOOD EVIDENCE THAT KIDS DON’T SPREAD IT 

  • THEY CATCH IT FROM ADULTS RATHER THAN OTHER KIDS 

  • WE ARE NOT THE UK – COMMUNITY TESTING, BORDERS ARE CLOSED, ENHANCED TESTING STRATEGY – DIFFERENT RISK LEVEL 

HENNY IS HERE WITH SOME MORE INFO ON APPROACH TO SCHOOLS

  • GOOD BROAD OUTLINE DR AL 

  • LOOKING AT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CLASSROOMS

  • STAGGERING START TIMES 

  • ONE WAY SYSTEMS IN CORRIDORS 

  • SAME GOES FOR QUEING FOR MEALS 

  • REGULAR HAND WASHING AND HIGH LEVELS OF GENERAL HYGIENE

DR AL 

  • COMMUNICATION IS KEY

  • INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FORUM IS MAKING A COMEBACK TO REPRESENT EVERYONE INVOLVED 

LINDA THOMPSON – CHILDREN, WOMEN AND FAMILIES 

  • WORKING TIRELESSLY TO DELIVER MATERNITY SERVICES 

  • ON KIDS BEING SUPER SPREADERS – HASN’T BEEN PROVEN 

  • CHILDREN’S WARD IS SET UP FOR COVID / NON CONVID OPERATION

  • IMPORTANT MESSAGE – CONTACT PROFESSIONALS IF YOU HAVE HEALTH CONCERNS FOR YOUR CHILDREN 

  • HEALTH VISITORS FOCUSSED ON NEW BIRTHS

  • WORKING TO MEET NEEDS OF THE KIDS OF OUR ISLAND 

DR AL 

  • ON RETURN TO SCHOOL – THE MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN WILL BE PRIORITISED 

  • THANKS TO ALL NURSERY WORKERS, CARETAKERS AND STAFF ACROSS THE EDUCATION SYSTEM ETC

  • IF YOU ARE IN AN INDUSTRY THAT HAS RETURNED TO WORK AND YOU NEED YOUR CHILD TO RETURN – GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR HEAD 

  • WHEN WE KNOW THE NEEDS AND HOW MANY KIDS, WE WILL DESIGN A PLAN 

  • PRIMARY: YEARS 2 AND 6 / SECONDARY: YEARS 10 AND 12 / WILL FOLLOW AFTER CONSTRUCTION KIDS

  • ALL OF THIS TAKES CAREFUL PLANNING 

  • KNOW WE WILL SUCCEED TOGETHER 

BACK TO HOWIE 

  • ON BOJO UPDATE – UK ARE ONLY JUST MAKING IT OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOMES 

  • THE SPEECH WAS A FIRST SKETCH OF A ROADMAP 

  • IT’S INTERESTING BUT DOESN’T AFFECT US 

MANX DECISIONS. MANX SOLUTIONS FOR MANX ISSUES. 

ON THE UK QUARANTINE – DETAILS BEING WORKED ON. PEOPLE ARRIVING FROM COMMON TRAVEL AREA – CI / IOM WILL BE EXEMPT. THIS IS A UK DECISION, DOESN’T AFFECT OUR PROCESSES FOR PEOPLE ARRIVING HERE. THE FLOOD GATES ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT OPEN TO THE UK 

QUESTIONS 

DR AL 

  • WORKING WITH TEACHERS ON A PHASED RETURN BASED ON EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • SUPPORTING THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BACK TO WORK 

  • THEN YEARS 2 AND 6 / 10 AND 12 AS THEY ARE AT KEY STAGES

  • AN ORDERLY MANNER OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS 

  • CONSISTENCY ACROSS SCHOOLS REMOTE TEACHING – TEACHERS HAVE RISEN TO THE CHALLENGE. DEPT HAVE GIVEN GUIDANCE AND ADVICE 

  • HEAD TEACHERS ARE SAYING THEY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE ROADMAP – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH COMMUNICATION?

    • TEACHERS HAVE HAD DOCUMENT FOR 7 DAYS 

    • PARENTS NEED TO BE INVOLVED AS WELL AS THE STUDENTS 

  • TEACHER TESTING STRATEGY – IF A STAFF MEMBER SHOW’S SYMPTOMS THEY WILL BE TESTED 

    • IF IT IS NEGATIVE – A FURTHER TEST WILL BE DONE 

  • JOINT UNIONS CONSIDER THE ROADMAP USELESS? TALKS HAVE BEEN ONGOING. INCLUDING TEACHERS ON THE GROUND IN HUBS

  • THIS WEEK WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER MEETING AND CLUSTER MEETINGS TO TALK ABOUT MOVING FORWARD 

  • WE ONLY GOT THE QUESTIONS FROM TEACHERS ON WEDNESDAY – I NEEDED TO SPEAK TO PUBLIC HEALTH, WE HAVE A 3 PAGE RESPONSE THAT WILL GO OUT AFTER THE CONFERENCE 

  • AS WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS WE WILL CONSIDER SETTING UP SOME FOCUS GROUPS FOR PARENTS

  • NEED TO OVERCOME THE FEAR THAT PARENTS HAVE ABOUT THE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL 

  • IT WON’T BE OBLIGATORY FOR PARENTS TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL. VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE SUPPORT THEM THROUGH STRONG ONLINE TEACHING 

HOWARD 

  • QUARANTINE CRITERIA – YOU CAN’T GO HOME TO A HOUSE IF THERE ARE OTHERS IN IT AS YOU COULD INFECT THEM 

  • IF SOMEONE IS IN YOUR HOUSE – LOOK FOR AN AIR BNB – BUT IT NEEDS TO BE APPROVED 

  • ONLY ALLOWED OUT IF THEY HAVE THEIR OWN GARDEN – NOT SHARED ONES

  • REFUNDS FOR COMIS GUESTS WHO CAN LEAVE ON WEDS IF THEY HAVE PAID UPFRONT 

  • UK ARE A BIT SKETCHY ON THE QUARANTINE DETAILS – I HAVE MY REGULAR MEETINGS WITH THEM AND I HAVE RAISED THIS. I THINK IT WOULD BE UNREASONABLE TO EXPECT THIS
    I’M CAUTIOUSLY CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN GET AN AGREEMENT SO THAT MANXIES CAN GET STRAIGHT HOME RATHER THAN SPENDING 14 DAYS IN THE UK FIRST 

  • IF PEOPLE DON’T RESPECT THE RULES, WE’LL LOSE CONFIDENCE IN THE PEOPLE

  • ONLY IN THIS GOOD PLACE BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE FOLLOWED THE RULES 

  • IT’S NOT MY STYLE TO SLAG UK POLICY OFF

  • GREAT MANX PUBLIC HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB 

HENNY 

  • WE’RE GETTING MORE INFO ABOUT THE VIRUS ALL OF THE TIME 

  • EVIDENCE IS STRONGER THAT KIDS GET INFECTED IN HOUSEHOLDS 

  • THERE ISN’T EVIDENCE FOR SPREADS WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING 

  • KIDS SPREADING TO ADULTS IS UNCOMMON 

  • IN FRANCE – AN INFECTED KID WENT TO 3 SCHOOLS – 112 CONTACTS BUT NO SECONDARY CASES

  • ALL OF THIS IS MAKING US MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT MAKING DECISIONS 

  • WASHING HANDS AND HYGIENE ARE MOST EFFECTIVE IN A WIDER SENSE 

  • BY WEARING A FACEMASK YOU CAN PROTECT OTHERS 

ASHY 

  • ABBOTSWOOD RESIDENTS HAVE ALL BEEN MOVED TO NEWLANDS 

  • DHSC HAS A DUTY OF CARE TO RESIDENTS OF ABBOTSWOOD

  • PREFERENCE WAS FOR RESIDENTS TO STAY THERE BUT COULDN’T REACH AN AGREEMENT 

  • DEPT CAN’T OPERATE IN ABBOTSWOOD AS THEY DON’T OWN THE BUILDING 

  • WITH A NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS UNDERWAY, DHSC HAS ASKED FOR A SENSIBLE PROPOSAL 

  • THE TERMS WERE UNACCEPTABLE AND NOT VALUE FOR MONEY FOR THE TAXPAYER

  • WE’LL WORK WITH FAMILIES TO FIND NEW NURSING HOMES 

  • CEO RANG EACH INDIVIDUAL FAMILY MEMBERS TO DISCUSS THE PLAN 

  • DHS STAFF WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO NEWLANDS WITH RESIDENTS 

  • ABBOTSWOOD COMMS – THE FAMILIES MATTER AND WE ARE COMMUNICATING WITH THEM PRIVATELY 

  • HAVE CARE HOMES TESTS BEEN DOUBLE CHECKED IN MANCHESTER? WE DON’T NEED TO DOUBLE CHECK 

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