IOM GOV – 18TH MAY

HOWIE, ASHY AND MARGARET FROM INFECTION PREVENTION 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • 15 ACTIVE CASES

  • 7 IN HOSPITAL 

HOWIE 

  • BECAUSE YOU PLAYED YOUR PART SERIOUSLY, RETAIL HAS RETURNED 

  • ABOUT 2,000 IN RETAIL HAVE BEEN WORKING THROUGHOUT TOO SO THANKS TO THEM FOR KEEPING US FED AND WATERED 

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED AND PREPARED THEIR BUSINESSES

  • YOU ARE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED

  • SOME RETAIL STORES ARE NOT READY TO OPEN YET, THAT’S FINE TOO 

  • “RIGHT NOT RUSHED” – BEST APPROACH IN THE CURRENT SITUATION 

  • DISCUSSIONS HAVE STARTED WITH LIFESTYLE BUSINESSES LIKE HAIRDRESSERS – STILL A LITTLE WHILE OFF 

  • WANT RETAIL OPENING TO ‘BED IN’ FIRST, SO TAKING STAGGERED APPROACH 

  • AS RETAIL AREAS BECOME BUSIER THE RISK OF SPREAD WILL INCREASE, SO EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO BE HYGIENIC 

  • YOU KNOW THE SCORE – WASH YOUR HANDS LONGER, USE HAND GEL, IF THE SHOP IS TOO BUSY COME BACK ANOTHER TIME 

  • STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS 

MARGARET KNIGHT 

  • WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT C-19 IS STILL OUT THERE 

  • TRANSMITTED BY COUGHING AND TALKING – DROPLETS CAN REACH 2M 

  • ONCE THE VIRUS DROPLETS SETTLE ON SURFACES – THEY CAN LAST 3 DAYS 

  • WASHING HANDS IS THE CORNERSTONE OF PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS

  • WASH HANDS AND USE ALCOHOL RUB 

  • COUGH AND SNEEZE INTO A TISSUE 

  • WASH HANDS AFTER COUGHING 

  • VIRUS CAN TRANSFER FROM HANDS INTO BODY 

  • STAYING 2M AWAY FROM PEOPLE WILL PREVENT YOU FROM BREATHING IT IN

  • CAN NOT EXPRESS ENOUGH HOW UNFORGIVING AND RELENTLESS C-19 IS 

  • WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT AND PATIENT IN THE NEW NORMAL 

THANKS MARGARET TO YOU AND FOR YOUR TIME. GOOD AND IMPORTANT JOB – HOWIE

HOWIE WITH THE CHANGES 

HEALTH 

  • STEADY AND INCREMENTAL RESUMPTION TO HEALTH SERVICES

  • INITIAL WORK IS ALREADY UNDERWAY 

  • ASHY WILL PUBLISH A FULL PLAN LATER THIS WEEK 

  • NOT EVERYTHING CAN HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY 

  • WE WILL DO OUR BEST BUT WE NEED TO HAVE ONGOING CAPACITY 

  • NOT READY TO ALLOW PHYSIOS BACK JUST YET 

SOCIETY 

  • BEEN WORKING ON A MODEL TO ALLOW MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FREEDOM WHILE KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE 

  • A MODEL FOR OUR ISLAND COMMUNITY. A MANX SOLUTION FOR OUR MANX SITUATION 

GATHERING UPDATE – FROM THIS WEDNESDAY 

  • GET TOGETHER IN GROUPS OF UP TO 10 FROM DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLDS. NOT REGULATING 

  • IF IT’S IN YOUR GARDEN, THE 10 INCLUDES THE PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE 

  • WHY 10? A NUMBER THAT OUR CLINICIANS WERE COMFORTABLE WITH. 10 IS MANAGEABLE FOR CONTACT TRACING IF SOMEONE DOES GET INFECTED 

  • INSIDE GATHERINGS POSE MORE RISK. SO ONLY 2 PEOPLE CAN VISIT YOU INSIDE YOUR HOME AT ANY ONE TIME 

  • YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE COMFORTABLE INVITING INTO YOUR HOUSE – NO ONE GRUBBY OR VULNERABLE 

  • INDOOR VISITS ARE ABOUT ‘SPACE AND TIME’ – LIMIT LENGTH OF VISIT WASH YOUR HANDS AND STAY 2M APART 

  • TO STATE THE OBVIOUS – STAY AT HOME IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS; STAY AT HOME! 

  • IT WILL BE TEMPTING TO HUG PEOPLE BUT THINK B4 U HUG – HOW SURE ARE YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT TAKING THE VIRUS TO SOMEONE? MAYBE BUY FLOWERS INSTEAD

  • ULTIMATELY IT IS YOUR CHOICE 

MORE ON SOCIETY

  • NURSERIES CAN OPEN TO INDUSTRIES THAT HAVE OPENED 

  • NO UPDATES ON SCHOOLS YET 

  • WEDDINGS PAPERWORK CAN BE PROCESSED – BUT SOCIAL DISTANCING NEEDS TO BE IN PLACE AND LIMIT OF 10 APPLIES. CHURCHES AREN’T READY YET 

ECONOMIC 

  • NOT READY FOR ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

  • SUPPORTING OFFICES AS THEY PREPARE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING 

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE WFH – IT HAS MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE 

  • DOMESTIC CLEANERS CAN COME BACK FROM WEDS AS LONG IT IS SAFE FOR EVERYONE

  • AUCTION HOUSES CAN OPEN WEDS TOO 

  • 20TH MAY – LIBRARIES CAN OPEN 

  • CAMPSITES CAN OPEN 20TH MAY 

  • MOTORHOMES CAN TRAVEL AROUND THE ISLAND 

  • GATHERING REGULATIONS DO APPLY TO EVERYTHING THO 

THERE’S A LOT TO DIGEST SO LET’S MOVE ONTO…

QUESTIONS

  • 15 MIN HOME VISIT LIMIT IS A RECOMMENDATION NOT A RULE. WE ARE TRUSTING THE MANX PUBLIC TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM. IF YOU DON’T WANT ANYONE TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE, DON’T LET THEM. IT’S UP TO YOU

  • IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE THE SAME 10 PEOPLE. IF 5 ARE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD YOU CAN ONLY HAVE 5 EXTRA IN YOUR GARDEN. TAKE HAND GEL AND SOCIAL DISTANCE 

  • WE DON’T WANT TO KEEP TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO 

  • IF IOM KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OK. IF THIS WORKS, WE CAN RELAX THINGS FURTHER 

  • IT’S IN THE PEOPLE’S HANDS NOW, WE DON’T WANT TO CAUSE MORE DAMAGE. MEASURED STEPS FORWARD 

  • IT IS UP TO THE PEOPLE – IF EVERYONE STAYS SENSIBLE THE ADMINISTRATION WON’T HAVE TO REVERSE THINGS. WE HAVE TO CONTINUE WORKING TOGETHER AND FOLLOWING THE RULES 

  • TASTE AND SMELL SYMPTOMS – IOM GUIDELINES WERE CHANGED IN LINE WITH UK THIS AFTERNOON 

  • MANX PUBLIC HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB 

  • VACCINE LOOKING HOPEFUL BUT STILL NOT GUARANTEED – IF IT GOES AHEAD WE WILL NEGOTIATE WITH THE NHS ON HOW MANY WE WILL GET

  • HOWIE HAS A FRIEND’S FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY – BEST HE CAN DO IS TO PAY HIS RESPECTS IN A SOCIALLY DISTANT WAY 

  • FEEL FOR RELATIVES IN THE UK WHO CAN’T MAKE IT BACK FOR LOVED ONES FUNERALS. COMIN ARE HUMAN AND CARING BUT LOOKING AFTER 85,000 IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PLEASING ONE PERSON NO MATTER HOW HEART WRENCHING 

  • WE HAVEN’T GOT BIG NUMBERS OF KEY WORKERS COMING IN AND OUT

  • SEE NO REASON WHY THE MANX PUBLIC CAN’T BE TRUSTED 

  • WE HAVE STEERED IT AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE 

CLOSING 

YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR NEAREST AND DEAREST 

IT’S ALSO OK NOT TO GATHER OR WELCOME PEOPLE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO 

GOVERNMENT CAN’T MICROMANAGE YOUR DAILY LIFE 

THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS

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