IOM GOV UPDATE – 2ND JULY

HOWIE AND ASHY TODAY

HOWIE

HIYA. I’M PLEASED TO BE HERE.

TYNWALD WEEKEND COMING UP – WOO!

IT’S TIME TO REFLECT HOW FAR WE’VE COME 

WE’RE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER – THANKS FOR EVERYONE’S EFFORT

BORDERS ARE ON EVERYONE’S MIND

IT’S A COMPLEX SITU AND EMOTIONS ARE HIGH

WE HAVE A 5 STAGE PLAN – I’LL COME TO THAT IN A SEC

FIRST, ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

  • 6558 TESTS UNDERTAKEN 

  • 6547 COMPLETE

  • 11 OUTSTANDING 

  • 336 TOTAL CASES

  • NO NEW CASES

MATERNITY HAS BEEN A TOUGH ONE – THANKS FOR THE PATIENCE 

PLUS ONES ARE NOW WELCOME 

NO POPPING OUT FOR A FAG – PARTNERS MUST STAY WITH THEM ALL PERIOD

HOWIE ON BORDERS (LIKE ROSS KEMP ON GANGS)

COMIN HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING BORDERS

WE’RE CLOSE BUT NOT YET THERE

THIS WILL BE A RELIEF FOR SOME AND A FRUSTRATION FOR OTHERS

IT’S BEST FOR US TO BE CAUTIOUS

UK HAS SEEN SPIKES AND WE THINK IT’S BEST NOT TO JEOPARDIZE OUR POSITION

WE CAN’T KEEP ‘EM THIS TIGHT FOREVER THOUGH

WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE NEXT WEEK

COMIN HAVE AGREED TO LIFT RESTRICTS ON WEEKLY REPATRIATED PEOPLE

WE WANNA GET EVERYONE HOME BEFORE MAKING MORE CHANGES

MORE INFO TO COME

IN THE MEANTIME, THE BORDER IS SHUT TO EVERYONE APART FROM VALID EXEMPTIONS

TESTING 

THIS REMAINS THE CORNERSTONE OF STRATEGY AGAINST THE RONA

CALL 111 IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS 

IT’S BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

DON’T BE PUT OFF BY 14 DAYS SELF ISO 

IF YOU’VE BEEN ON ISLAND MORE THAN 14 DAYS AND THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS GET TESTED

YOU’LL BE ASKED TO ISOLATE UNTIL YOU GET YOUR RESULTS

IF IT’S NEGATIVE YOU DON’T HAVE TO SELF ISOLATE FOR THE 14 DAYS

IF IT’S POSITIVE – 14 DAYS SELF ISO FOR YOU AND ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD – CONTACT TRACING WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE 

WE’RE NOT IMMUNE FROM ALL GERMS 

KEEP YOURSELVES CLEAN

CATCH IT – BIN IT – KILL IT 

WASH YOUR HANDS

MORE OF THE HOZZY IS OPENING BACK UP – THANKS FOR ALL WHO’VE HELPED MAKE IT POSSIBLE

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKERS ARE TRYING THEIR BEST – THEY DESERVE OUR RESPECT

QUESTIONS

ASHY TOOK LEANNE’S FIRST Q

HEALHY MIN, WHAT’S THE CURRENT PROCEDURE FOR GOING THE QUACKS?

PHONE APP – INVITED IN IF NEEDED.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IN OUR DEPT. IS NO MORE BUT IF SURGERYS WANT TO KEEP IT IN PLACE, THEY CAN DO

LEANNE: CAN WE GET SOME BANDS TO COME OVER?

ASHY: NO, PERFORMERS ARE NOT KEY WORKERS. THEY ARE NOT EXEMPT 

HOWIE: I WANT TO SEE BANDS COMING OVER IN SEPTEMBER

AMANDA: WILL YOU TEST T CELLS AS WELL AS ANTIBODIES? 

ASHY – IT’S EARLY DAYS, AMANDA – YOU’RE RIGHT – THERE’S EVIDENCE FOR IT BUT WE’RE STICKING WITH ANTIBODY TESTING FOR NOW

AMANDA: KEY WORKERS – WILL THEY BE TESTED? 

HOWARD: TESTING ISN’T A SAFE RECORD

AMANDA: BUT IF WE HAVE CAPACITY IS IT NOT A OPTION THAT COULD MAKE IT SAFER?

*INSERT HOWARD’S WAFFLY ANSWER*

ASHY (WITH THE FACTS): AT THIS STAGE TESTING WOULD NOT ADD ANYTHING. WE’RE CONSTANTLY REVIEWING, BUT WE’RE NOT WILLING TO REDUCE THE 14 DAYS SELF ISO

JOSH: YOU SAID THE BORDER DOC WAS COMING THIS WEEK? WHERE IS IT? IS THERE A DELIBERATE DELAY? IS THIS ABOUT THE IOM’S REP?

HOWIE: BORDERS ARE A HOT TOPIC. I’M NOT IN IT FOR POPULARITY. HOPE TO MOVE TO STAGE 4 SOON. TOUGH DECISION TO MAKE BUT WE’LL MAKE IT BASED OFF EVIDENCE. GOLDILOCKS SYNDROME – HARD TO GET THE BALANCE BUT WE TRY OUR BEST

JOSH: HOW WILLING WILL THE PUBLIC BE IF WE NEED TO MAKE RESTRICTIONS?

HOWIE: DON’T DOUBT MANXIES FOLLOWING ADVICE, IF WE NEED TO. SENT A LETTER OUT TO EVERYONE IN CASE WE DO NEED TO.

IF WE GET A CASE AND THEY FOLLOW THE 14 DAYS ISO PROPERLY, WE WON’T NEED TO REINTRODUCE LOCKDOWN MEASURES

SAM: STEAM PACKET ARE SHOWING SAILINGS FOR 15TH JULY. WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON’T?

AS OF TOMORROW RETURNING RESIDENTS WON’T BE RESTRICTED TO ONE DAY A WEEK AND THE 50 PEOPLE A WEEK LIMIT IS BEING LIFTED SO THEY’RE PREPARING FOR THIS.

SAM: ANTIBODIES – WHERE WE UP TO?

ASHY: 3,000 DONE 2,000 TO GO. WILL HAVE THEM SMASHED OUT BY END OF MONTH. WE’RE AHEAD OF WHERE WE THOUGHT WE’D BE – 500 AHEAD.

ALEX: WILL WE GET A TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM?

NEXT STOP IS IOM PEOPLE CAN LEAVE AND COME BACK IF THEY PRINT THEIR FORMS OFF.

*DIGRESSION*

HOWIE: USED TO HAVE TO SPENT 14 DAYS IN ISOLATION EVEN IF YOU DON’T TEST POSITIVE RONA. THIS ISN’T IDEAL FOR KIDS. BELIEVE IT OR NOT I WAS A KID ONCE. 

ASHY: RISK PROFILE OF SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN ON ISLAND FOR 2 WEEKS IS DIFFERENT. NOT PRACTICAL TO HAVE PEOPLE ISOLATE FOR 2 WEEKS IF THEY ARE NEGATIVE.

ALEX: COULD BE A FALSE NEGATIVE THO?

ASHY: BUT IF THEY’VE BEEN ON ISLAND FOR 2 WEEKS IT’S VERY UNLIKELY THEY HAVE IT

END OF THE DAY, ALEX, IT’S COMMON SENSE

HOWIE: THIRD TO HALF SCHOOLS COULD BE OFF BECAUSE OF A COLD. IT’S NOT PRACTICAL.

THANKS FOR JOINING US. WE KNOW YOU LOVE THESE UPDATES. 

IT’S TYNWALD ON MONDAY, SO WE’LL BE BACK NEXT THURSDAY.

STATS WILL COME TOMORROW THEN PAUSE FOR THE BANK HOL AND RESUME TUESDAY

HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS WEEKEND AND APPRECIATE HOW FAR WE’VE COME AND ALL THAT’S BEEN DONE

SOME PEOPLE SEE TYNWALD DAY AS A ‘PROUD TO BE MANX’ MOMENT, OTHERS SEE IT AS A PISS UP – HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO SPEND IT, REMEMBER – ‘ONE ISLAND. ONE COMMUNITY’ AND HOW WE’VE DONE SO WELL. WE’VE LOOKED OUT FOR EACH OTHER. WE’VE DONE THIS TOGETHER.

UP THE MANXIES 

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