IOM GOV UPDATE – 14TH MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, RAYMONDO (DOI MIN)

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • NO NEW CASES 

  • 24 ACTIVE CASES 

RAYMONDO 

  • WE’VE ALL BEEN GETTING CREATIVE. DOI HAVE BEEN BUSY AND DOING LOADS TOO AND ALSO FLEXING FOR THE GREATER GOOD 

  • NEW OXYGEN STORAGE FACILITY IN PLACE 

  • NEWLANDS ALL SET UP 

  • DOI STAFF HAVE TAKEN ON NEW ROLES – INCLUDING REPATRIATION 

  • PLEASURE CRAFT CAN GO OUT ON SUNDAY – CANOES, KAYAKS AND PADDLEBOARDS

  • STAY WITHIN 3 MILES OF SHORE AND DON’T GO OUT FOR MORE THAN 4 HOURS. ONLY GO OUT WITH YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLD

  • NEW BUS TIMETABLE COMING OUT SOON

  • PROM WORKS – BACK UP AND RUNNING, BUSIER THAN EVER 

  • BUSINESSES BASED ON THE PROM NEED A CLEAR RUN TO HELP THEM GET BACK ON THEIR FEET (WHEN THINGS ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING)

  • PEOPLE ARE LOVING BIKES – ACTIVELY CONSIDERING WAYS TO SUPPORT COMMUTING VIA FOOT AND BIKE. INCL MORE ROAD SPACE FOR WALKERS AND CYCLISTS 

  • 20 MILE SPEED LIMIT ON THE PROM MIGHT BECOME PERMANENT 

  • VEHICLE TESTING HAS RESUMED THIS WEEK 

  • DRIVING TESTS REMAIN A CHALLENGE – MOTORBIKE TESTS WILL BE BACK FIRST 

  • CRACKING ON WITH THE FERRY TERMINAL IN LIVERPOOL BUT IT HAS BEEN SET BACK 

  • TRIBUTE TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND FRONTLINE – OUR BINS STILL GET COLLECTED AND OUR STREETS ARE CLEAN 

  • THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY TOO – SOME WAY TO GO BUT WE ARE WINNING BY WORKING TOGETHER 

HOWARD

  • ANTIBODY TESTING ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE UK TODAY IS A POSITIVE 

  • THE BLOOD TEST CAN TELL WHETHER YOU HAVE EVER HAD COVID-19 

  • ONCE ACCURACY IS CONFIRMED  – ISLE OF MAN WILL BENEFIT FROM ROLL OUT 

HOWARD SHARED A FEW MORE CHANGES 

GATHERINGS 

IT’S COMPLEX AREA THAT WE NEED TO GET RIGHT. WE’RE CLOSE TO BEING ABLE TO MAKE CHANGES 

WE WANT TO STEP BACK AND LET YOU MAKE DECISIONS 

PLEASE BE PATIENT, AN ANNOUNCEMENT IS DUE MONDAY

DON’T FORGET THE DECKCHAIR RULE IN THE MEANTIME, THO DECKCHAIRS AREN’T MANDATORY

ESTATE AGENTS

YOU GUYS CAN RESUME FULL OPERATIONS FROM MONDAY. ON THIS OCCASION WE ARE ALIGNING TO GUIDANCE IN ENGLAND. 

VIEWINGS SHOULD BE LIMITED & VENDORS SHOULD VACATE THE PROPERTY 

RETAIL 

OPEN FROM MONDAY 18TH 

IT’S OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN, NOT AN OBLIGATION 

CAN’T OPEN ANYTHING FUN LIKE BARS AND HAIRDRESSERS BECAUSE OF CROWDS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING 

GARDENERS AND BUILDERS 

YOU CAN SEND KIDS TO HUB SCHOOLS – GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR HEADTEACHERS

NURSERIES

NOT QUITE READY AS SOCIAL DISTANCING IS COMPLEX SO CLINICIANS WANT TO SEE THE DATA FIRST

CROWN GREEN BOWLERS

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CLUBS

QUESTIONS 

Q. ARE ANTIBODY TESTS COMING TO THE IOM?

ANTIBODY TEST IS A FINGER PRICK TEST. IMAGINE THEY WILL BE RATIONED PER CAPITA. 

THE FINAL VERIFICATION OF ACCURACY IS STILL TO COME, IT’S EXCEPTIONALLY POSITIVE BUT WAITING FOR THAT VERIFICATION

WE’RE GEARED UP FOR PROCESSING THEM ON ISLAND. SUPPLY IS BASED ON POPULATION SIZE. WHEN AND IF TEST BECOMES AVAILABLE WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON THE TESTING STRATEGY. 

FINGERS CROSSED 

Q. ARE ANY GOVERNMENT WORKERS BEING FURLOUGHED OR TAKING A PAY CUT?

80% OF STAFF ARE STILL DOING THEIR DAY JOB 

10% HAVE BEEN MOVED TO OTHER AREA 

ECONOMY IS A VERY COMPLEX ISSUE. NEXT ADMINISTRATION WILL BE DEALING WITH THIS IN YEARS TO COME

TBF MOST MINISTERS AND OFFICERS ARE WORKING FLAT OUT

NO FURLOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS RN 

Q. HALFWAY HOUSE ON THE HORSE TRAM?

WE NEED TO GET BUSINESS BACK UP AND RUNNING, SO WE’RE NOT IMPACTING THE ECONOMY 

HOWARD VOTED TO KEEP THE HORSE TRAMS. SO WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT COMPLETED 

Q. WHEN WILL THE SPEED LIMIT BE LIFTED?

TBC. WE’VE SEEN SOME POSITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDING A MASSIVE REDUCTION IN ACCIDENTS 

Q. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SOME AREAS OF CHINA GOING INTO LOCKDOWN AGAIN?

WE DON’T WANT A DOUBLE BOUNCE. SO WE DON’T WANT TO RELEASE TOO MANY RESTRICTIONS AT ONCE.

ALTHOUGH THE STRANDED MANXIES DIDN’T LIKE US CLOSING THE BORDERS, IT’S HELPED US TO FLATTEN OUR CURVE 

Q. WHAT ABOUT THE CRACKS IN THE PINK CEMENT ON THE PROM? 

THEY’RE STILL INVESTIGATING IT, CONFIDENT THEY CAN SOLVE IT

Q. WHAT ABOUT PROM PARKING?

WE’LL ONLY LOOK AT IT WHEN THE CAR PARKS ARE FULL 

Q. HOW ARE ABBOTSWOOD CASES DOING?

OF THE 12 ABBOTSWOOD RESIDENTS THAT WERE IN NEWLANDS 10 HAVE RECOVERED

Q. WHAT ARE THE POLICE SAYING ABOUT THE RELAXATION? 

POLICE SIT IN GOLD AND SILVER MEETINGS TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS

ONE SHOUT OUT 

TO YOU THE GREAT MANX PUBLIC 

“THERE’S NOWHERE I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW” – HQ, 2020

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND – HOWARD x

One thought on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 14TH MAY”

  1. Sorry to be thick, but can someone clarify the benefit of the antibody test please? Yes it tells you if you’ve had covid19, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re immune or can’t catch it again?

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