IOM GOV UPDATE 23 JULY

OG SET UP WITH HOWARD AND ASHY 

ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS

NO NEW CASES 

UPDATE

64 DAYS WITH NO NEW CASES

WE’VE HAVEN’T HAD TO GIVE YOU ANY BAD NEWS FOR 2 WHOLE MONTHS 

ONLY US AND GSY HAVE ACHIEVED LOCAL ELIMINATION 

ACTIVE CASES IN THE UK REMINDS US THAT WE CAN’T LET OUR GUARD DOWN 

BUT THERE’S ROOM FOR OPTIMISM. ASPECTS OF LIFE IN THE UK ARE RETURNING TO SEMI-NORMAL 

WE’VE MOVED TO LEVEL 4, IF YOU WANT TO TRAVEL YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR A MANX TRAVEL PERMIT 

GUERNSEY FOLK ARE HERE, GREAT WEATHER FOR THEM 🎺

SOME LUCKY MANXIES ARE ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE DOWN SOUUUTH 

OXFORD VACCINE IS LOOKING GOOD, STILL A WAY TO GO. WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO STOCK WHEN IT IS READY 

ANTIBODY TEST RESULTS ARE MIXED

ALF’S BUDGET UPDATE IS THE STARTING GUN IN OUR ECONOMIC FIGHT BACK 

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

  • UK GOV HAVE ORDERED 100 MILLION VACCINES ON PRE ORDER – THEY’LL GIVE US A % 

  • ASHY’S  QUICK MATHS SAYS WE’LL GET 100,000 

  • WE’LL DIG OUT THE STAY SAFE DOCUMENT IF WE GET ANOTHER CASE 

  • RESPECT THE 14 DAY QUARANTINE SO THE VIRUS DOESN’T ENTER THE COMMUNITY 

  • KEY WORKERS CAN COME IN FOR A DAY TRIP IF IT IS A REALLY IMPORTANT MEETING. GUERNSEY’S BUSINESS TUNNEL COMES WITH STRINGS. THEY NEED A PHYSICAL MEETING RATHER THAN ON ZOOM 

  • HOWARD & ASHY AREN’T INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERTS. WE NEED TO BOW TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DOI EXPERTS 

  • DOI ARE TAKING ONBOARD THE FEEDBACK, TIMMY B IS WORKING ON IT, THEY’RE TRYING TO GET THE PROM DONE QUICKLY 

  • AT THE MOMENT,  MENTAL HEALTH CAN COPE WITHOUT INCREASING THE BUDGET. BUT WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN ENQUIRIES. SHOULD WE REQUIRE EXTRA FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH, WE CAN MOVE MONEY AROUND 

  • THERE WILL BE A DEMAND ON ALL HEALTH SERVICES. ALF WON’T GIVE AHSY AN OPEN CHEQUE, BUT HE WILL GIVE IT CONSIDERATION IF WE DESPERATELY NEED MORE MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH 

  • TRYING TO GET WAITING LISTS DOWN BUT, LIKE I’VE SAID ALL ALONG, THERE WILL BE A WAIT 

  • IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE OUR OWN PLANE. BUT WITH THAT LUXURY COMES A COST, £10 MILLION TO BE PRECISE, PLUS DEPRECIATION 

  • WORKING WITH AN EXISTING AIRLINE WILL BE BEST VALUE FOR TAXPAYERS. MIGHT LOOK AT UNDERWRITING AN AIRLINE TO MAINTAIN CONNECTIVITY 

  • SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES AS A RESULT OF COVID, INCLUDE BREATHING DIFFICULTIES. WE NEED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE LONG TERM EFFECTS ARE. EVERYONE REACTS DIFFERENTLY 

  • “MAN FLU IS REALLY BAD” HQ

  • WHEN THE UK INFECTION RATE GETS DOWN TO 1 IN 5,000 – STAGE 3 BORDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED

  • WE DON’T HAVE A MONEY TREE TO PLUCK, IF A GOOD BUSINESS CASE IS PUT FORWARD FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING IT WILL BE CONSIDERED

  • HOWARD WISHES HE COULD WAVE HIS MAGIC WAND TO PRODUCE HALF A MILLION QUID TO FUND THE ARTS BECAUSE HE LOVES ART, POETRY AND MUSIC 

CLOSING 

COMMUNITY SWABBING TEAM HAVE TAKEN OVER @ THE GRANDSTAND 

WELL DONE TEAM, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK 

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