IOM GOV UPDATE – 28TH JUNE

HOWARD AND ASHY 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 

  • TEACHERS CAN JOIN IN WITH THE WEEKLY KEY WORKER TEST SHOULD THEY DESIRE 

  • NO FURTHER NEW CASES

  • 3 ACTIVE CASES 

  • NO COVID POSITIVE CASES IN THE HOSPITAL

HOWARD

  • WE WENT IN HARD AND AT THE START (IT WAS A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE BUT IT DID THE JOB) AND HAMMERED THOSE CURVES

  • WE’RE NOW IN A GOOD PLACE – YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN 

  • I CAN SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, ALTHOUGH IT IS SOME WAY OFF 

  • ULTIMATE GAME CHANGER IS A VACCINE  

  • ANOTHER GAME CHANGER IS ANTIBODY TESTING – CLOSE TO STARTING THIS. ASHY WILL SHARE A DETAILED ANNOUNCEMENT ON THIS ASAP

  • DO YOU REMEMBER BACK ON THE 24TH  APRIL, WE STARTED BRING THINGS BACK. 

  • PLEASED AT HOW IT IS GOING SO FAR – NO IMPACT ON CASES 

  • TODAY WE AGREED TO CONSIDER LETTING RETURNING MANXIES COME BACK VIA AIR

  • ALSO LOOKING AT HOME ISOLATION FOR REPATRIATED RESIDENTS, AS LONG AS THE REST OF THE HOUSE ISOLATE TOO 

  • FROM THE 15TH JUNE WE WILL INCREASE ISLAND WIDE SPEED LIMIT TO 60MPH  – LIMIT WAS IN PLACE TO MITIGATE THE RISK OF A&E BEING OVERWHELMED. P.S. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO GET LONG TERM LEGISLATION IN THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 

SO WHAT’S NEXT?

  • GOING TO BE MAKING SOME BIG DECISIONS NEXT THURSDAY – CHANGES WOULD KICK IN ON THE 15TH JUNE 

  • HIGH LEVEL OF OPTIMISM IN COMIN – SMASHING THE KEY INDICATORS SO WE WANT TO STEP OUT OF YOUR LIVES

  • CHANGES TO SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE GOING TO BE CONSIDERED – W.H.O SAY MAINTAIN AT LEAST 1M

  • HOWARD IS PERSONALLY ATTRACTED TO THE NEW ZEALAND APPROACH – 1 M AT HOME AND IN RESTOS WHERE CONTACT TRACING IS MUCH EASIER

  • WILL BE LOOKING AT GATHERINGS TOO – IDEALLY I WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE RESTRICTIONS 

  • LETS SEE IF OUR CURRENT, GREAT RESULTS CONTINUE 

  • GYMS AND INDOOR VENUES WILL BE DISCUSSED

  • WOULDN’T BE MUCH LEFT AFTER THAT 

  • ALREADY CHATTING TO THE PUBS – SOME WILL BE OPENING ON MONDAY WITH OUTSIDE DINING 

  • PUBS AND BARS MIGHT BE ABLE TO COME BACK AT THE END OF JUNE OR EARLY JULY 

“I WANT TO PUT THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THE BORDER”

  • WE ARE NOT THERE YET AND WON’T BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME 

  • WE WANT TO DO MORE FOR COMPASSIONATE TRAVEL CASES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, NEED UK TO BE IN A BETTER PLACE FIRST THOUGH 

EMERGENCY REGULATIONS 

  • THESE WERE A NECESSARY EVIL, POWERS WE DIDN’T WANT 

  • BUT NEEDED THEM IN ORDER TO MOVE QUICKLY 

QUESTIONS

  • COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY HAS WORKED WELL FOR GOVERNMENT 

  • 9 INDEPENDENT MINISTERS WITH DIFFERENT VIEWS – JUST LIKE IN THE BOARDROOM, MAJORITY VOTE WINS

  • COMIN CAN VOTE FREELY ON MORAL ISSUES LIKE THE DIVORCE BILL AND IF THEY HAVE A PRE DECLARED INTEREST IN THEIR MANIFESTO 

  • 97% OF THE TIME DECISIONS ARE UNANIMOUS 

  • SADLY MINISTER THOMAS DISAGREED, HE WAS ADVISED IN WRITING THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE PERMISSION 

  • HAD NO OPTION TO SACK HIM AS HE BROKE MINISTERIAL CODE

  • SAD ABOUT IT BUT COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY IS A GOOD WAY TO OPERATE 

  • NEED TO SLEEP ON HIS REPLACEMENT / RESHUFFLE

  • SHARING OUR THOUGHTS SO BUSINESSES CAN PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 15TH AND MAKE CHANGES TO ADHERE TO 1M

  • HOW MANY TIMES CAN I SAY IT PAUL? I WILL NOT ALLOW EMERGENCY CHANGES TO BE BROUGHT IN THROUGH THE BACK DOOR. IT WOULD BE WRONG FOR COMIN TO USE LEGISLATION FOR LONG TERM CHANGE TO THE SPEED LIMITS. IT WILL BE UP TO TYNWALD AND THE MANX PUBLIC

  • DON’T PUT WORDS INTO MY MOUTH PAUL! – IT’S NOT FOR COMIN, TYNWALD WILL DECIDE THE WAY FORWARD 

  • REPATRIATION VIA PLANE – COULD BE SAFER WITH THE PROCEDURES WE HAVE – SAVES PEOPLE DRIVING ALL THE WAY TO HEYSHAM WITH ADDITIONAL RISK. DECISION ON THIS IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EASYJET DECISION 

  • COMIN ARE LOOKING AT CAR SHARING – UPDATE DUE SOON 

LOZ SKELLY IS WITH YOU TOMORROW 

WE ARE GETTING THERE

REMEMBER THE BASICS

THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS 

 

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