IOM GOV UPDATE – 25TH MAY

DR AL

HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD BANK HOL GANG 

NUMBERS

  • NO NEW CASES

  • ONLY 7 ACTIVE CASES 

UPDATE 

  • C-19 IS A STARK REMINDER OF HOW VULNERABLE AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD IS 

  • DUE TO YOUR EFFORTS WE’VE PASSED THE PEAK 

  • PEOPLE HAVE RECOVERED – OUR ISLAND IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE 

  • WE MUST NEVER FORGET THOSE WE HAVE LOST 

  • MANXIES HAVE WORKED TOGETHER IN THE DARKEST TIMES 

  • PEOPLE HAVE RECLAIMED THE STREETS ON THEIR PUSH BIKES 

  • WE MUST ENSURE ACTIVE TRAVEL IS A BIG PART OF THE NEW NORMAL 

  • SPORTS CLUBS HAVE BEEN SENT INFO TO START A SAFE RETURN 

  • INDOOR SPORTS STILL CLOSED, OUTSIDE OPEN 

  • TENNIS, GOLF ETC HAVE ALREADY WELCOMED PREVIOUS AND NEW FANS 

  • WATERSPORTS ARE BACK, WHY NOT TRY IT?

  • CHRISTIAN VARLEY IS A LEGEND 

  • TRY AN ONLINE CLASS IF YOU NEED TO STAY AT HOME BUT WANT TO EXERCISE

  • SPORT HELPS US MENTALLY AND KEEPS US CONNECTED 

  • SO DOES CULTURE; ARTS COUNCIL ARE DOING A FINE JOB 

  • LOOKING FORWARD TO BUSKERS MAKING US SMILE 

  • SHARE YOU MEMORIES AND PICS WITH THE VILLA AND GAIETY TO HELP WITH THEIR BIRTHDAY GALLERY 

SCHOOLS 

  • HUB SCHOOLS HAVE EXPANDED SO PARENTS CAN RETURN TO WORK 

  • TEACHING IS MORE THAN COURSEWORK; THEY ARE MISSING THE KIDS 

  • WE VALUE SCHOOLS MORE THAN EVER 

  • PARENTS ARE STRUGGLING TO WFH WITH KIDS AND HOMESCHOOL; YOUR VOICE IS BEING HEARD 

  • KIDS AREN’T SUPERSPREADERS SO SCHOOLS CAN COME BACK IN A SAFE AND GRADUAL WAY 

  • BIG THANKS TO HENNY FOR HELPING WITH THE PLANS

  • 100 HAND WASHING STATIONS WILL BE SENT TO SCHOOLS 

  • MON 15TH JUNE – TEACHERS CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE 17TH – HUB KIDS CAN GO 

  • MORE PLANS FOR KEY YEAR GROUPS RETURNING ARE COMING SOON 

  • ONLINE LEARNING HAS HAD PROBLEMS, BUT WORK IS GOING ON TO DEVELOP IT

  • SUMMER SCHOOLS AND CAMPS MIGHT BE ON THE CARDS TO HELP KIDS CATCH UP 

  • EDUCATION IS VVVVVVV IMPORTANT – WE WANT MANX KIDS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL 

QUESTIONS

  • CAN’T GIVE A SPLIT OF THE ACTIVE CASES; HOSPITAL V COMMUNITY  – ASHY WILL UPDATE YOU TOMORROW 

  • SERIOUS MODIFICATION REQUIRED AT SCHOOLS 

  • ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK ABOUT KEY YEAR GROUPS RETURNING 

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING IN LITTLE SCHOOL IS TOUGH SO WE NEED TO FIND A COMPROMISE 

  • DR AL HAS BEEN CHATTING TO GUERNSEY AND NEW ZEALAND TO SEE HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THE RETURN TO SCHOOL 

  • EXTRA CAPACITY MIGHT BE NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS – MARQUEE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH DR AL 

  • TEACHING MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT – STREAMING CLASSES INSTEAD

  • TEACHERS WILL RISE TO THE CHALLENGE 

  • IF A KID IS SICK THEY SHOULDN’T GOT TO SCHOOL WHEN THEY OPEN 

  • NEED TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE MAKE IT COMFORTABLE FOR THE KIDS. SO IT DOESN’T FEEL TOO WEIRD FOR THEM 

  • PLAY AND LUNCH TIME – THINKING ABOUT CLASS BUBBLES WHICH WILL HELP WITH CONTACT TRACING 

  • TIMETABLES WILL CHANGE – LOOKING AT STAGGERED TIMES FOR ARRIVALS, STAGGERED LUNCH AND PLAY TOO 

  • HEADTEACHERS WANNA GET BACK TO THEIR OWN SCHOOLS / HOME TURF 

  • UNIONS – WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER 

  • TRYING TO REBUILD TRUST WITH TEACHERS ETC – COMMUNICATION HAS TO IMPROVE IN EDUCATION. LARGE WORKFORCE / HUGE CHALLENGE 

  • “WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT UNIONS AND TEACHERS CAN GIVE ME A RING, ALL OF US WANT THE BEST FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE ISLE OF MAN”

  • PPE IS AVAILABLE TO TEACHERS AND TESTING FOR TEACHERS WILL BE PRIORITISED 

  • NICHE A-LEVEL TOPICS CAN THRIVE VIA ZOOM GOING FORWARD 

    WHEN ARE THE LADS GETTING BACK IN THE WEDDING CAKE? 

POLITICIANS ARE SOCIABLE ANIMALS, WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PHYSICAL TYNWALD SOON. WE NEED TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR PARLIAMENT FIRST. 

POLITICIANS ARE HUMANS, WE HAVE THE SAME FEARS AS YOU. BUT WE CAN COME BACK TOGETHER IN A SAFE MANNER. 

  • 312 MANX STUDENTS HAVE POSSESSIONS IN 65 DIFFERENT UK UNI’S. LOTS OF DIFFERENT ISSUES. THANKS TO ALL OF THE COURIER FIRMS THAT HAVE COME FORWARD TO HELP

  • WE CAN’T FACILITATE DAY TRIPS FOR PEOPLE PICKING UP THEIR STUFF FROM UNI. WE’LL BE PUBLISHING DETAILS OF COURIERS WHO CAN HELP THO 

  • 50 NURSERIES / 10 HAVE STAYED OPEN – BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THEM TO PROVIDE ADVICE THEY NEED TO EXPAND SERVICE 

  • STATE OF EMERGENCY MIGHT GO BUT STAY SAFE WILL MODE WILL REMAIN

CLOSING

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

ONE SHOUTOUT- THANK YOU TO MISS KAYLEIGH FOR WORKING TIRELESSLY WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS 

STAY SAFE GUYS.

BYE X 

One thought on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 25TH MAY”

  1. Why are the schools closing for summer holidays when the children have been in lock down for more than 2 months , that was there holidays ?

Leave a Reply