IOM GOV UPDATE 16TH JULY

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE

ANOTHER WEEK OF NO RONA

IT’S LIKE WE’RE BACK TO NORMAL

NIKKI S HAS ANNOUNCED HOW SCOTLAND’S RELAXING THEIR LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS 

IT’S WEIRD SEEING THE UK SO FAR BEHIND US

THIS COMPARISON SHOWS HOW FAR AHEAD WE ARE AND THAT WE CAN’T BE COMPLACENT!

WE ALL HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD 

TOTAL TESTS 7,430 

AWAITING RESULTS 34

CONCLUDED TESTS 7396 

TOTAL CASES 336

NO NEW CASES

THANKS ASHY

THANKS HOWARD

UK GOT A LOAD OF CASH LAST WEEK – 30 BILLION!

AIM TO AVOID JOB LOSS AND ENCOURAGE SPENDING

640,000 JOB LOSSES IN UK

LOWEST LEVEL OF HOURS WORKED IN 71 YEARS

JOB VACANCIES ARE THE LOW THEY’VE BEEN IN 20 YEARS

WE’LL KNOW MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD WHEN THE GOV SUPPORT SCHEMES ENDS IN OCT

WE SHOULDN’T COMPARE OURSELVES TO THE UK BUT…

WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE ECONOMIC WOODS YET

WE NEED SUSTAINABILITY

MORE NEWS TO COME NEXT WEEK ON THIS AFTER TYNWALD TUESDAY

THERE’LL BE AN ECONOMIC APPRAISAL

ALF WILL TALK ABOUT HOW LACK OF TOURISM IS IMPACTING US 

UNEMPLOYMENT LIKELY TO RISE

BUDGET UPDATE IS RELEVANT TO EVERYONE

HARD TO FORECAST MOST OF THE TIME, EVEN HARDER NOW

WE’RE IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY

LIVELY DEBATE EXPECTED ON THIS ONE, HOWIE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT

BORDERS

CHANGES ARE NEARLY HERE

MANX RESIDENTS CAN COME AND GO FOR NON ESSENTIAL REASONS

THEY NEED A MANX ENTRY PERMIT AND LANDING FORM

THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE

GOING LIVE TOMORROW MIDDAY

IF YOU’RE NOT ON THE INTERNETS (YOU PROBS WON’T SEE THIS BUT) CALL 687171

YOU NEED TO TELL US WHERE YOU’RE GONNA ISOLATE 

EVERYONE COMING BACK MUST KNOW THE RULES

2 WEEKS OF SELF ISO IS A COMMITMENT – YOU’LL NEED FOOD SORTING AND A DOG WALKER. PLAN AHEAD, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE ON YOUR TOD

YOU CAN’T LEAVE

WE’RE GONNA CHECK VIA PHONE AND IN PERSON SO DON’T THINK YOU CAN SNEAK OUT

ONLY THE TRAVELLER HAS TO SELF ISOLATE

MUST DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STAY APART FROM OTHERS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD – DIFFERENT ROOMS AT ALL TIMES – CLEAN KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS BETWEEN USES

IF YOU BRING BACK THE VIRUS – YOU PROBS WON’T KNOW

ACT RESPONSIBLY

HEADING OFF? KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WHEN YOU GET BACK AND PREPARE FOR IT

THIS IS A BIG STEP FELLAS, PEOPLE HAVE WAITED V PATIENTLY

THESE RULES DON’T APPLY TO THE GUERNSEY TOURISTS

THEY’RE KEEPING RESTRICTIONS FOR NON RESIDENTS TOO

HOPING OUR LINKS WITH THEM ARE A SUCCESS

QUESTIONS

JESS FROM THE PAPERS: WHAT’S THE CRAIC WITH ICELAND? GUERNSEY ARE PLANNING LINKS WITH ICELAND BUT ICELAND HAVE CASES

HOWIE: GUERNSEY GAV AND I HAVE BEEN TOO BUSY TO ARRANGE A DATE BUT WE’RE DISCUSSING EACH OTHERS’ CHANGES. WE’RE MONITORING IT

JESS: WHEN CAN PEOPLE GET TO SEE THEIR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN THE FLESH?

ASHY: PRE BOOK APP AND YOU CAN SEE DENTIST FACE TO FACE. OPTICIANS – COMING SOON. GPS – STILL DOING OVER THE PHONE WHERE APPROPRIATE. THEY NEVER SHUT DOWN, IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN, AS WAS THE CASE DURING LOCKDOWN, YOU CAN BE. SURGERIES – SWABBED AND TESTED BEFORE SURGERY 

ROB – WHEN’S THE NEXT UPDATE ON THE ANTIBODIES?

ASHY – INTERIM REPORT COMING @ U TOMORROW!

ROB – ARE WE GETTING ANY OTHER AIR ROUTES?

HOWIE – IF GUERNSEY GOES WELL, WE’LL GET MORE. RURAL IRELAND IS LOOKING PROMISING, DUBLIN NOT SO GOOD. SPEAKING WITH GUERNSEY GAV RE: ICELAND

CHRIS: ASHY, UPDATE ON NOBLES PLZ

ASHY: WARDS HAVE BEEN RECONFIGURED. COVID WARD IN NEWLANDS STILL THERE. THEATRE THAT WAS ICU IS NOW BACK TO THEATRE. BASICALLY, BACK TO NORMAL

CHRIS: HOWIE, IF UK GETS A SECOND WAVE, WILL IT IMPACT OUR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS?

HOWARD: (LONG STORY SHORT) DEPENDS ON THE SEVERITY

JOSH: IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE THE ISLAND DURING YOUR 14 DAYS ISO, CAN YOU?

HOWIE: WE’VE NEVER MADE PEOPLE COMING IN STAY FOR 2 WEEKS, ASHY WANNA JUMP IN?

ASHY: YES – MUST MOVE DIRECTLY TO PORT OF EXIT AND WEAR A MASK WHEN LEAVING

JOSH: WEARING A MASK, THAT’S NEW?

ASHY: NO IT’S NOT. IF YOU’RE LEAVING SELF ISO EARLY YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK. THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE.

HOWIE: WHAT HE SAID

JOSH: IF SOMEONE GETS COVID IN GUERNSEY, WHAT’S THE PLAN?

ASHY: DEPENDS ON THE STATE OF THE PERSON. NORMALLY SELF ISOLATE WHERE YOU ARE, SHOULDN’T TRAVEL. IF THEY’RE IN MEDICAL DIFFICULTY, ARRANGEMENTS NEED TO BE MADE TO BRING THEM BACK TO THE IOM.

AMANDA FROM GEF: OXFORD UNI AND THEIR VACCINES ARE LOOKING PROMISING – IF A VACCINE COMES IN SEPTEMBER, DO WE GET FIRST DIBS?

ASHY: DEFFO WON’T BE AT BACK OF THE QUEUE. WE CAN ACCESS VACCINE LIKE ANYONE ELSE IN THE UK. IT’S NOT JUST ANTIBODY RESPONSE OXFORD RESULTS ARE SHOWING BUT T CELL TOO, STILL EARLY DAYS BUT IT’S LOOKING PROMISING! 

AMANDA: 30 MILLION VACCINES DUE TO BE RELEASED, HOW MANY WOULD WE GET?

ASHY: IT’S BASED ON POPULATION

AMANDA: HOWIE, TESTING ARRIVALS IS BEING DONE BY OTHER PLACES. IF WE WERE TO DO IT, WOULD IT BE TOO EXPENNY? WOULD YOU ASK TRAVELLERS TO PAY?

HOWARD: 14 DAYS ISOLATION IS BEST. IT’S NOT WORTH THE COST OF TESTING AND TRAINED STAFF BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM NOBLES. IF A TEST WAS TO FIND SOMEONE WITH IT, THEY WOULD HAVE TO ISOLATE. 

WE’RE CLOSELY MONITORING THE GUERNSEY TRIAL WHERE ON THE 7TH DAY THEY’RE TESTED IF THEY WANT, OR THEY CAN CARRY ON SELF ISOLATION.

AMANDA: WOULD YOU CHARGE THE TRAVELLER FOR THAT TEST?

HOWIE: WE WOULD CONSIDER IT

BUSINESS 365: IS IT TIME WE GOT OUR OWN AIRLINE?

HOWARD: DON’T THINK SO. GUERNSEY LOSE 10 MILLION, RUMOUR HAS IT IT’S 30 MILLION THIS YEAR. IOM TAX PAYER WOULDN’T BE HAPPY WITH THAT. THERE’S THE OPTION FOR AIRLINES TO OPERATE HERE. OPEN SKIES POLICY HAS WORKED UNTIL NOW, BUT WE WILL REVIEW.

BUSINESS 365: IS THE UK’S ECONOMY A SIGN OF WHAT’S TO COME FOR US?

HOWARD: 80% OF OUR TRADE IS WITH THEM. WE MIGHT BE SEEING GOOD IMPROVEMENT BUT THEIRS HAS AN IMPACT ON OURS. WE WISH ‘EM WELL

MANX RADIO: VULNERABLE GROUPS ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOUSEHOLDS NOT HAVING TO ISOLATE WITH TRAVELLERS. WOULD YOU CONSIDER RESTRICTING PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ONE BED FLATS?

HOWARD: WE’VE TAKEN IT V SERIOUSLY. PATIENT TRANSFER SYSTEM SHOWS THIS WORKS. SHOULD WE HAVE TO REVISIT THIS WE WILL.

ASHY: WE UNDERSTAND WHY THEY’RE WORRIED. ALL DECISIONS ARE DONE ON A RISK BASED PROFILE. IF SELF ISO IN THE HOUSEHOLD IS DONE, RISK IS MINIMISED. UK NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN, SO RISK IS TOO. SELF ISOLATING WITH HOUSEHOLD WORKED BEFORE BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED NOW. PEOPLE COULD LOSE THEIR JOBS IF THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO WORK. IF THERE IS A SECOND WAVE WE WILL REVIEW.

HOWARD: IT’S A FINE BALANCE. PROTECT HEALTH OF NATION. GET ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK. NEED ECONOMY TO PAY INTO HEALTH SYSTEM. VERY FINE BALANCE. WE’RE JUGGLING A LOT OF PLATES. WE THINK WE’VE DONE OUR BEST.

MANX RADIO: WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING ON THOSE ISOLATING?

HOWARD: GOVERNMENT. WE’RE HIRING PEOPLE TO DO IT. WE’RE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY. IF YOU BREAK THE RULES YOU COULD GO TO JAIL.

WE’RE TRYING OUR BEST

THE IOM NEEDS TO OPEN UP

WE’RE DOING IT STEP BY STEP

SHOUTOUT TO THE SWAB SQUAD WHO ARE WORKING THEIR LAST SHIFT AT THE GRANDSTAND ON SATURDAY. YOU SHOWED WHAT TEAMWORK REALLY IS. PLAYED A VITAL PART OF COVID RESPONSE.

NOT ONE OF THEM GOT THE RONA WHILE WORKING THERE.

AMANDA AND BERNIE WANNA SAY THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED.

WE’VE STOPPED CLAPPING BUT NOT STOPPED APPRECIATING

HAPPY B DAY TO THE GAIETY THEATRE. I POPPED IN  BEFORE FOR SOME CELEBRATIONS

BYE GUYS

NOTE: THEY’VE CHANGED THE OUTRO TUNE

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