MANX PUBLIC Q&A – 10TH JUNE

JAMES DAVIS AS HOST WITH ASHY TAKING QUESTIONS FROM THE MANX PUBLIC 

WHERE WAS SOCIAL DISTANCING AT THE BLM PROTEST?

POLICE ENGAGED STRONGLY WITH THE ORGANISERS. FROM WHAT ASHY SAW, PEOPLE WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING 

WHAT ARE WE DISTANCING FROM?

A HIDDEN ENEMY, A VIRUS IS SOMETHING WE CAN’T SEE. WE KNOW SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET HARSH SYMPTOMS AND SHRUG IT OFF

19 DAYS WITHOUT A CASE BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN THE ISLAND IS COVID FREE.

HOW WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING IMPACT KIDS AT SCHOOL?

SOCIAL DISTANCING AT SCHOOLS ISN’T PRACTICAL IN THE PLAYGROUND. WE APPRECIATE SOME BUSINESS CAN’T OPERATE EITHER

WHEN WE HIT 28 DAYS VIRUS FREE, IT WILL HAVE BEEN TWO LIFE CYCLES OF THE VIRUS AND WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE DIFFERENT DECISIONS

GREG FROM DOUGLAS IS ON THE LINE

“THANKS FOR THE GREAT JOB ASHY”

GREG AND HIS FAMILY OWN DOUGLAS SNOOKER CLUB. HE WANTS TO CHECK HIS PLANS ARE UP TO SCRATCH TO MEET THE RISK ASSESSMENT. HAND SANITISER ETC 

ASHY – 29TH JUNE, PUBS, CLUBS AND PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS CAN HOPEFULLY OPEN. MORE TO COME NEXT WEEK 

WE WANT TO GET THE ECONOMY RESTARTED, SO WE CAN EMERGE FROM THIS IN A MUCH STRONGER POSITION  THAN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. 

IS THERE A DANGER OF GOV LOSING GOODWILL BY THE TAKING TOO LONG TO GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AND KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL?

WE WANT TO REWARD PEOPLE FOR THE SACRIFICES THEY HAVE MADE THROUGH STICKING TO THE RULES

WE ARE KEEN TO START MOVING THINGS ALONG

HOW CAN WE DECLARE THE ISLAND COVID FREE?

ONLY IF THERE IS A VACCINE

ANTIBODY TESTING – WHO DID YOU CHOOSE TO TEST?

PEOPLE FLOWING THROUGH THE HOSPITAL, THOSE ALREADY GETTING A BLOOD TESTS,

HIGH RISK, PEOPLE WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR C-19

WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW WIDESPREAD C-19 HAS BEEN ACROSS THE ISLAND 

WHEN WILL GP FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS MAKE A COMEBACK?

THEY DIDN’T STOP, TRIAGE HAS FILTERED OUT SOME APPOINTMENTS VIA PHONE AND VIDEO.

MORE EFFICIENT, MEANS WE CAN SEE MORE PATIENTS.

GENERAL APPOINTMENTS WILL COME BACK ONLINE WHEN WE FEEL IT IS SAFE TO DO SO 

KIDS PPE?

NO THERE ISN’T SPECIFIC PPE FOR KIDS. MASK DOES NOT PROTECT THE CHILD, IT PROTECTS PEOPLE AROUND THE CHILD. 

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL HOME VISITS?

PRIVATE HOMES CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS ON VISITS.  ASHY’S DEPT HAVE ISSUED GUIDANCE 

SUGGEST SPECIFIC RISK ASSESSMENTS BASED ON PATIENT STATUS 

BACK 2 HEALTH…

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS DUE LATER THIS WEEK.

SOME TREATMENTS WILL HAVE LONGER WAITING LISTS AS A RESULT OF C-19. WORKING ON SOLUTIONS TO BRING WAITING TIMES DOWN. 

COMPASSIONATE TRAVEL AND TESTING ON ARRIVAL 

SEVERAL ISSUES, WOULD NEED MULTIPLE TESTS TO ENSURE ACCURACY 

14 DAY SELF QUARANTINE IS THE SAFEST OPTION 

ANY PLANS FOR A SAILING FROM BELFAST TO GET HOME?

AT THE MOMENT THE  UK IS THE ONLY ROUTE FOR REPATRIATION 

CAN DADS BE GIVEN PPE ON ARRIVAL AT MATERNITY? TO MAKE IT SAFER DURING LABOUR?

POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW BUT PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEWBORNS ARE VULNERABLE 

RETURNING TO WORK..

SPEAK TO YOUR EMPLOYER, EVERY SITUATION IS UNIQUE 

CLOSING FROM ASHY 

THANK YOU TO ALL STAFF ACROSS HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND THOSE WORKING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS

WE DON’T KNOW IF COVID WILL DIE OUT, OR IF IT WILL STICK AROUND FOREVER 

THE MANX PUBLIC HAS GOT THE ISLE OF MAN INTO AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING POSITION AND I THANK THEM FOR THAT

*CUE MANX DREAMERS FUNDRAISING VIDEO*

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