IOM GOV UPDATE – 8TH JUNE

HOWARD, DR AL, CHRISSIE (SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS) 

HOWARD IS DONNING A DAPPER YELLOW WAISTCOAT AND HANKY 

“I’M GIVING ASHY A BREAK TODAY. BUT I’M SURE HE’S WATCHING TONIGHT TO MAKE SURE WE DO IT PROPERLY”

NUMBERS

NO NEW CASES

LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNISE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR ISLAND 

DR AL 

  • DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH SCHOOL STAFF 

  • SORRY FOR THE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT DATES

  • HUB KIDS CAN RETURN TO THEIR  LOCAL SCHOOL ON THE 17TH

  • LARGE AMOUNT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE TO PREPARE SCHOOLS – SPACING + SANITISER

  • THANKS TO FIONA FITZPATRICK FOR HER LETTER ASKING FOR CLARITY

  • WE WILL BE ABLE TO PUBLISH A MORE DETAILED PLAN NEXT WEEK

  • CLASSES WILL BE SMALLER AND SELF CONTAINED

  • WE’RE NOT GONNA RELAX ON SOCIAL DISTANCING LIKE NEW ZEALAND

  • AFTER THE HUB KIDS GO BACK WE WILL LOOK TO INTRODUCE RECEPTION, THEN YEAR 9, THEN 1,4,8 AND SHORTLY AFTERWARDS 3, 5 AND 7

  • HOMESCHOOLING – A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT IN A SHORT PERIOD TO SUPPORT PARENTS

  • SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH ON RETURN – TEACHERS WILL HELP WITH THIS 

FROM TODAY, NURSERIES AND CHILDMINDERS CAN OPEN. SO OVER TO… 

CHRISSY 

  • OVER 50 REGISTERED NURSERIES AND PLAYGROUPS

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WORKS IN THE SECTOR 

  • A WONDERFUL GROUP OF DEDICATED PRACTITIONERS 

  • THANKS TO THOSE WHO STAYED OPEN TO SUPPORT KEY WORKERS 

  • SOME KIDS MIGHT BE CLINGY AND HAVE SEPARATION ANXIETY – WORK WITH YOUR CHILDCARE PROVIDER 

  • KEEP YOUR KID AT HOME IF THEY ARE ILL – IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT KEEP YOUR KIDS AT HOME 

  • BIG SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE SECTOR

  • THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO 

  • PRE SCHOOL CREDIT APPLICATION OPEN NEXT WEEK 

BACK TO HOWARD 

THANKS GUYS IT’S A TOUGH BALANCE TO GET IT RIGHT

WE UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEND YOUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL

COMIN DECISIONS

  1. COMPASSIONATE TRAVEL – GUIDANCE HAS BEEN BROADENED. PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED AND QUARANTINE ON RETURN. MANX RESIDENTS CAN TRAVEL FOR OVERRIDING REASONS – E.G. CHILD VISITATION AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS. COVERS ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO COME TO THE ISLAND. CLEARANCE FROM CABINET OFFICE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE 

  2. EMERGENCY PERIOD – AS WE EMERGE OUT OF THE HEALTH EMERGENCY WE NEED TO DITCH THE EMERGENCY POWERS THAT WE DON’T NEED. AS WITH ALL THINGS, PULLING OUT IS HARDER THAN GETTING IN. BUT SOME OF THE POWERS ARE IMPORTANT E.G. BORDERS AND QUARANTINE. EXITING IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR ISLAND NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

  3. CHURCHES – FOR EACH INSTITUTION TO DECIDE FOR ITSELF ON HOW THEY WANT TO REOPEN 

WEEK AHEAD

  • WEDNESDAY – ASHY PUBLIC Q&A

  • THURSDAY – HOWARD & ASHY – A BIG ONE 

  • FRIDAY – ASHY BACK IN THE HOT SEAT WITH KATHRYN MAGSON 

QUESTIONS

  • ENTIRE FAMILY MUST QUARANTINE AFTER REPATRIATION 

  • PRISON VISITS – OUTSIDE OF MY PAY GRADE. ASK ASHY ON WEDNESDAY. “ I’LL PASS ON THAT, HIT ME WITH ANOTHER”

  •  DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NZ AND IOM – DEALING WITH FEAR AND APPREHENSION OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE UK. HOPING TO ACCELERATE SCHOOLS IF THINGS STAYS POSITIVE 

  • I’LL ASK HENNY IF THEY THINK THE VIRUS IS BECOMING LESS AGGRESSIVE 

  • BLM DEMO TOMORROW – NOT FOR GOVERNMENT TO APPROVE OR DENY A PROTEST. THE IOM GOVERNMENT SUPPORT MANX PEOPLE SHOWING SUPPORT FOR THE MOVEMENT. IT’S FOR THE POLICE TO MANAGE BUT WOULD ASK PEOPLE TO BE CAREFUL AND CONSIDERATE 

  • POLITICIANS CAN NOT INTERFERE WITH POLICING 

  • SPITTING AND COUGHING IN TEACHERS FACES MOTION WASN’T PASSED BY TYNWALD – HOK SUPPORTED BUT THE MLC’S HAD A SPLIT VOTE 

  • TRAVEL TO JERSEY, GUERNSEY AND SARK. IT’S FOR TRAVEL AGENTS AND TOUR OPERATORS TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT CORRIDORS, GOVERNMENT CAN’T BECOME A TRAVEL AGENT 

  • MANX STUDENTS WILL BE TREATED THE SAME AS UK WITH EXAM RESITS ETC

  • NEED TO AS MANY KIDS AS POSSIBLE BACK BEFORE THE END OF JULY

  • NO DEFINITE PLANS FOR CHANGING SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES 

  • MSR WILL BE PROVIDING SUMMER SCHOOLS THAT WILL FOCUS ON WELLBEING 

SHOUTOUTS 

  • SPECIAL CONSTABLES – THEY GIVE HUGE AMOUNTS OF TIME 

  • BIG MANX COMMUNITY PROJECT SINGING A SONG IN THE TUNE TO  LAXEY WHEEL

“YOU ARE ALL AMAZING”

IT’S NOT OVER YET, BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE 

CUE MUSIC VID…

🎶 AND THE PEOPLE OF OUR ISLAND KEEP ON SMILING 🎶

(INSTEAD OF THE USUAL LAXEY WHEEL CHORUS)

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