IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST JUNE

HOWARD, ASHY, HENNY

“WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE”

SORRY WE’RE LATE WE WERE CATCHING UP ON BREXIT WITH THE UK 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 

  • NO NEW CASES

  • ONE ACTIVE CASE

  • WE HAVE A NEW GRAPH BEING RELEASED TONIGHT THAT WILL BE UPDATED DAILY 

  • ACTIVE CASES PEAKED MID APRIL 

  • TOTAL CASES HAVE LEVELLED OFF

  • SHOWS HOW HARD YOU’VE BEEN WORKING 

ASHY WITH THE ANTIBODIES 

SECURED ACCESS TO VERIFIED ANTIBODY TEST 

PURCHASED 10,000 TESTS, STARTING WITH A 5K ROLL OUT AS THEY HAVE A USE BY DATE 

LOOKS FOR ANTIBODIES

BLOOD TEST WITH SAMPLE 

THE TESTING PROJECT WILL ALLOW US TO LOOK AT HOW WIDESPREAD COVID HAS BEEN IN OUR COMMUNITY 

ANTIBODIES DOES NOT = IMMUNITY 

FOCUS FOR FIRST 5 K

  • HOSPITAL ATTENDEES ALREADY HAVING A BLOOD TEST 

  • CLOSE CONTACTS AND HIGH RISK OF CONFIRMED CASES

  • BLOOD DONORS 

  • HEALTHCARE WORKERS

  • RANDOM SAMPLE OF “111” NEGATIVES 

WE’LL GET AN APPROPRIATE MIX OF AGES AND DEMOGRAPHIC

SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW WIDESPREAD IT HAS BEEN 

HOWARD

  • ANTIBODY TESTING IS NOT A SILVER BULLET 

  • DOWN TO ONE SINGLE ACTIVE CASE AND 12 DAYS OF NO NEW CASES

  • HOPING TO REPORT NO ACTIVE CASES LATER THIS WEEK 

  • IT DOESN’T MEAN THERE IS NO VIRUS LEFT BUT RISK IS EXCEPTIONALLY LOW 

  • EVERYTHING WITH PANDEMIC CAN CHANGE AS QUICKLY AS THE MANX WEATHER

  • TESTING HAS INCREASED BUT CASES STILL REMAIN LOW 

  • HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND OTHER KEY STAFF CAN HAVE A TEST PER WEEK IF THEY WANT 

  • “THERE IS REAL OPTIMISM, I HOPE YOU’RE STARTING TO SHARE IT WITH ME”

  • THOUGH WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE 24 PEOPLE WHO TRAGICALLY LOST THEIR LIVES 

BACK 2 HEALTH 

  • PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BECAUSE OF HEALTH SERVICE SUSPENSION 

  • ZERO PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH COVID SO PLEASE DON’T BE SCARED TO GO TO NOBLES

  • IF YOU NEED HELP YOU MUST SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT, DO NOT LET THINGS FESTER

GATHERINGS ARE BEING REVIEWED ON THURSDAY 

VULNERABLE / EXTREMELY VULNERABLE 

  • READY FOR THE VULNERABLE TO MAKE SOME CHANGES, START GOING ABOUT YOUR LIFE 

  • RETURN TO FRESH AIR AND AND OUTDOOR EXERCISE 

  • SEE FRIENDS AND FAMILY – IF YOU FEEL IT IS SAFE AND FOLLOW GUIDANCE

  • I KNOW YOU MIGHT FEEL SCARED BUT THE RISK OF STAYING LOCKED INDOORS WORRIES US MORE THAN THE RISK OF CATCHING C-19

  • MEASURES HAVE BEEN TOUGH – WE WANT YOU TO RESUME YOUR LIFE SOMETHING THAT FEELS A BIT MORE NORMAL 

  • HAVE A MATE ROUND FOR A CUPPA IN THE GARDEN – WHATEVER YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH 

  • LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU GET YOUR LETTER 

WE WANT TO STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING 

  • YOU KNOW WHO YOU TRUST TO WASH THEIR HANDS / WASH IN GENERAL (NO SKANKS)

  • WE TRUSTED YOU WITH NEW GUIDELINES IN YOUR HOME – NOW TIME TO EXTEND IT OUT SOUND OF YOUR HOME 

  • WE STILL REQUIRE BUSINESSES AND COMPANIES TO PROVIDE A SAFE SPACES FOR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS 

  • WE WILL CONTINUE TO SET STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESSES 

  • YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHO TO SHARE YOUR TABLE WITH, BUT THE RESTO NEEDS TO KEEP THE TABLES 1M APART

  • LOOKING TO THE 15TH JUNE TO UPDATE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES. KEEPING AN ARMS LENGTH, IF YOU CAN REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE YOU ARE TOO CLOSE 

  • ALL DEPENDENT ON A STRONG SET OF RESULTS 

ADJUSTMENTS 

  • WE’VE DONE SOME SPRING CLEANING 

  • CAR SHARING IS A GO FROM TOMORROW MORNING WITH UP TO TWO PEOPLE FROM ANOTHER HOUSEHOLD

  • YOU CAN NOW EXERCISE WITH UP TO 10 PEOPLE OUTSIDE 

  • WEDDINGS – PLACES OF WORSHIP AND THE REGISTRY OFFICE – UP TO 10 NOT INCLUDING THE VICAR

  • NO PLANS TO OPEN OUR BORDER THOUGH, THE TIME IS NOT RIGHT TO PUT OUR ISLAND AT RISK

REPATRIATION 

  • SMALL BUT IMPORTANT CHANGE 

  • HOME QUARANTINE IF EVERYONE ELSE STAYS AT HOME TOO

  • WE HAD A WORD WITH EASYJET TO LET THEM KNOW OUR BORDERS ARE CLOSED.  THEY WON’T BE RESTARTING THE ROUTES UNTIL LATER IN THE SUMMER 

  • EMERGENCY POWERS REVIEW WILL NOW BE REVIEWED FRIDAY AS TYNWALD HAS BEEN MOVED

QUESTIONS

  • ANTIBODY TEST IS A CLINICAL BLOOD TEST NOT FINGER PRICK. FIRST 5,000 WILL BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF AUGUST 

  • MIGHT LOOK AT EXPANDING WEEKLY TESTS TO HAIRDRESSER AND BARBERS 

  • IN THE LONG TERM WE ANTICIPATE A LEVEL OF BORDER CONTROL UNTIL THERE IS A VACCINE 

  • 28 DAY RECORDS FOR CONTACT TRACING – USING THE SAME APPROACH FOR SPORTS VENUES AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRES. 

  • CAR SHARING – MEDICS HAVE DEEMED THE RISK LOW  – JUST UP TO TWO PEOPLE FROM ANOTHER HOUSEHOLD

  • IF HOWARD WALKS INTO AMANDA’S HOUSE, IT COULD BE WITH ONE OTHER. SAME GOES FOR CAR SHARING 

  • ANTIBODY TESTS WERE FUNDED BY THE HENRY BLOOM NOBLE TRUST – ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SUPPORT 

  • ANTIBODY TEST ROLL OUT KICKING OFF SOON, THEY HAVE A USE BY DATE SO WE NEED TO CRACK ON WITH THE FIRST PHASE BY END OF JULY 

  • TESTS ARE HIGHLY ACCURATE – HIGH 90% – A VERY GOOD TEST 

  • ALFRESCO DINING – HOWARD LOOKING INTO WHETHER BEER GARDENS CAN OPEN IF THEY SERVE FOOD

  • TESTING REPATRIATION – EVEN IF WAS A NEGATIVE RESULT – THEY STILL NEED TO SELF ISOLATE AS THEY MIGHT STILL HAVE IT

  • NEVER SAY NEVER WHEN YOU’RE FIGHTING COVID 19 

SHOUTOUT 

  • 1ST DAY OF NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK 

  • THANKS TO THOSE THAT HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND – ESPECIALLY DURING COVID 

  • WE MAY NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT WE LOVE YOU LOADS FOR YOUR EFFORTS X

TIME TO WRAP UP 

  • IOM ARTS COUNCIL LAUNCHED HOME IS WHERE IS THE ART IS TO KEEP OUR CULTURE AND CREATIVES ALIVE DURING LOCKDOWN 

  • THE PROJECT REACHED 55,000 PEOPLE AND CONCLUDED ON SUNDAY 

  • ARGUABLY THE ISLAND’S FAVOURITE MUSIC TEACHER, KATIE LAWRENCE, PRODUCED A LOVELY VIDEO OF A DIGITAL CHOIR

  • HOWARD ENJOYED IT AND HOPES YOU WILL TOO 

CUE V V V CUTE VIDEO OF SCHOOL KIDS SINGING ELLAN VANNIN 🥺

THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS © 

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