IOM GOV UPDATE – 21ST MAY

HOWIE AND ASHY 

“BEEN BUSY OLD WEEK HASN’T IT ?

A CONF UPDATE WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT…”

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • 0 NEW CASES

  • 9 ACTIVE CASES 

UPDATE 

  • ABOUT THE NEW CASE – IT WASN’T A HEALTH WORKER OR ANYONE CONNECTED TO A CARE HOME – IT WAS ONE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

  • THEY HAVE SELF ISOLATED – THANKS

  • PROOF THAT COVID IS IN THE COMMUNITY AND CAN BE CONTRACTED BY ANYONE IN ANY AGE GROUP

  • LOTS OF PEOPLE WILL HAVE NO SYMPTOMS AND SOME WILL HAVE LIGHT SO SHRUG THEM OFF 

  • IF YOU DON’T RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING THE EFFECTS COULD BE DISASTROUS 

  • YOU’VE DONE AN AMAZING JOB SO FAR, I KNOW YOU WILL CONTINUE

  • OVERALL PICTURE IS STILL OPTIMISTIC THO

  • RETAIL OPENING HAS GONE WELL

  • NEW RULES ARE SIMPLE – 10 OUTSIDE – 2 INSIDE 

  • FOR THE TIME BEING WE WILL REGULATE LARGER GATHERINGS OUTSIDE 

  • ONLY TWO PEOPLE ENTER YOUR HOME – THE RESPONSIBILITY IS YOURS 

  • MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY 

UPDATE REGULATIONS

  • IT’S AN ONGOING BALANCING ACT 

  • ASHY WILL BE TELLING US MORE ABOUT HEALTH SERVICES COMING BACK TOMORROW. SO I WON’T EAT DAVID’S BUTTIES, HE WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH THIS TOMORROW

GUESS WHO’S BACK? BACK AGAIN?

  • PHYSIO ARE ABLE TO OPEN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT WITH PPE ETC 

  • OUTDOOR SPORTING FACILITIES FROM SATURDAY 

  • OFFICES – IF THEY CAN MAKE IT SAFE – BUT STILL WFH IS YOU WANT. UP TO COMPANIES AND EMPLOYEES TO DECIDE 

  • HAIRDRESSERS & BEAUTICIANS ETC FROM 1ST JUNE – BUT MUST KEEP RECORDS OF BOOKINGS FOR CONTACT TRACING 

  • HOSPITALITY – RESTO’S AND CAFE’S FOR OUTDOOR AREAS ON THE 1ST JUNE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE’LL TRY TO ASSIST WITH EXPANDING OUTDOOR AREAS IF WE CAN 

NOT THERE YET WITH 

  • PUBS AND BARS MIGHT OPEN AT SOME POINT – BUT WE ACCEPT THAT IT’S GOING TO BE SOMETIME BEFORE WE CAN HAVE A PINT AT THE BAR 

  • WE’LL RE OPEN BORDERS ONE DAY, BUT NOT THERE YET 

REPATRIATION & COMPASSIONATE TRAVEL 

  • 3RD OF JUNE WE’RE ADDING ANOTHER BOAT SO WE CAN BRING MORE PEOPLE HOME FROM THE UK 

  • HOME QUARANTINE STILL IN PLACE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED 

  • WE’LL LET SOME FAMILY ON THE BOAT FOR COMPASSIONATE REASONS –  END OF LIFE OR TO ATTEND A FUNERAL – QUARANTINE RULES  WILL STILL APPLY 

  • TERRIBLY SAD THAT AN INACCURATE REPORT ABOUT COMING BACK WAS PUBLISHED BY A NEWS ORGANISATION (NOT GEF)

SCHOOLS

  • FROM MONDAY 15TH ALL SCHOOL SITES WILL BE OPEN 

  • FROM WEDNESDAY 17TH HUBS KIDS WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN THEIR OWN SCHOOL

  • FULL RETURN WILL BE PHASED, VOLUNTARY BASIS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

  • DR AL CAN GIVE YOU MORE ON MONDAY 

QUESTIONS

  • YOU CAN GO TO THE UK FOR COMPASSIONATE REASONS – END OF LIFE OR FUNERAL BUT MUST SELF ISOLATE WHEN YOU COME HOME 

    • “NOT FOR A HOLIDAY OR A TOUR OF SCOTLAND. COME ON FOLKS, LET’S BE SENSIBLE”

  • CAR SHARING WITH PEOPLE FROM A DIFF HOUSEHOLD IS NOT ALLOWED – CAN’T KEEP 2M 

  • EASYJET – MIGHT HAVE LOOKED AT SCHEDULE AND GENERALISED. WE WON’T BE RELAXING BORDERS BECAUSE EASYJET HAVE DECIDED TO FLY 

    • ANYONE CAN LEAVE BY BOAT OR PLANE, GETTING BACK IS HARDER 

    • BORDERS ARE CLOSED 

  • CAN’T PUT A DATE ON BORDERS – IT COULD CHANGE AND WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO PLAN AROUND IT. A FEW THINGS ARE STILL UP IN THE AIR. EVERYTHING WE DO WILL ENSURE THEY HEALTHY AND SAFETY OF THE IOM 

  • ANNOUNCEMENT ON DENTISTS TOMORROW – THERE’S A MIXED VIEW – STAY AWAY FROM MY BUTTIES TIMMY G 

  • PHOTOGRAPHS CAN MISREPRESENT SOCIAL DISTANCING REALITY 

  • PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. ANYONE FROM ANY AGE GROUP CAN GET THE ILLNESS. LIKE THE YOUNG ADULT WHO TESTED POSITIVE YESTERDAY 

  • RESPECT TO CHRISTIAN VARLEY FOR HIS MARATHON CHALLENGE 

  • MORE INFO ON TESTING STRATEGY CHANGES FROM ASHY TOMORROW

  • SPECIALIST WELDERS FROM UK ARE COMING IN TO HELP WITH THE PROM – BUT IN A SAFE WAY 

  • GUIDELINES FOR BEAUTICIANS ETC WILL HELP THEM CARRY ON WITH THEIR BUSINESS – THEY JUST NEED TO KEEP THE RECORDS SO WE CAN CONTACT TRACE 

SOME SAY TOO FAST, SOME SAY TOO SLOW

WE’RE DOING OUR BEST TO GET IT RIGHT 

WILL THERE BE A SPIKE? MAYBE 

BUT WE CAN’T STAY LOCKED DOWN 4EVA – IT’LL LEAVE PERMANENT SCARS

LET’S PUT OUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

4 thoughts on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 21ST MAY”

  1. Can you perhaps ask what is happening with people in shielding and only having MERA to cover all living costs, even rent.

  2. My husband is a self employed taxi driver. He hasn’t had an income since 20th March and received the grant. There is no work out there and won’t be for some time. We are only just surviving due to government help. Are the government giving self employed another grant? He is not entitled to anything else apparently. If he applies for MERA he can only earn £50 A WEEK!! We can’t survive on that. Will the government consider lifting this rule to enable us to attempt to earn enough to pay our outgoings. The Payment Holiday period is about to end and there’s no way we will be able to cover everything if he can only earn £50

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