HOWARD, ASHY, DR AL

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE 

PROMISED I’D SEE YOU AGAIN IN SEPT

HERE.I.AM 

DAVID WITH THE NUMBERS

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IN OTHER NEWS FROM DHSC;

  • INCREASED TESTING CAPACITY – THANKS TO THE MICROBIOLOGY TEAM 

  • HOSPITAL THEATRES ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING 

  • HOSPITAL READY TO REACT TO ANY NEW C-19 CASES 

  • THANKS TO ALL AT DHSC FOR THEIR WORK

  • WE HAVE A BACKLOG, THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE 

UPDATE 

5 WEEKS ON FROM THE LAST CONF, WE’RE STILL CORONA FREE 

GREAT TO SEE MY MATE GAV FROM GUERNSEY POPPING OVER ON THE AIR BRIDGE 

STAYCATIONS HAVE BEEN OFF THE CHARTS

PEOPLE FROM THE SOUTH HAVE EVEN GONE UP NORTH (WITHOUT GETTING THEIR PASSPORTS OUT)

SUPERMANX BANK HOL GOT OFF TO A GOOD START – 100 DAYS FREE OF CORONA ON FRIDAY 

THE PARADE WAS A HIGHLIGHT – KEY WORKERS AREN’T JUST THE EMERGENCY STAFF. THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO KEPT THE LIGHTS ON, EMPTIED THE BINS, KEEPS FOOD ON THE SHELVES ETC

THE WEEKEND ALSO INCLUDED A MOVING SERVICE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO TRAGICALLY LOST THEIR LIVES TO COVID-19

MANX BUBBLE 

ON ONE HAND 

  • SOME PEOPLE LOVE THE CURRENT BUBBLE AND WANT TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO

ON THE OTHER HAND

  • UNEMPLOYMENT IS MUCH HIGHER THAN THIS TIME LAST YEAR 

  • MANY BUSINESSES CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE DUE TO BORDER RESTRICTIONS 

  • 14 DAYS ISO ON RETURN IS UNVIABLE FOR SOME, AS THEY CAN’T EARN IN ISO

IT’S BALANCING ACT – PROTECTING OUR ISLAND VS EASING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FRUSTRATIONS 

CHANGES TO SELF ISOLATION FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS 

WE TALKED ABOUT A 7 DAY ISO IN THE SEASON FINALE 

LOADS OF WORK HAS GONE ON SINCE AND COMIN ARE SATISFIED WITH THE PREP

FROM THIS MONDAY (7TH SEPT) RETURNING RESIDENTS CAN BOOK A TEST ON THE 7TH DAY OF THEIR ISOLATION

RULES OF 7 DAY ISO PLAY…

  • RETURN TO THE ISLAND AND ENTER ISOLATION 

  • CALL 111 TO REQUEST A TEST TO BE DONE ON YOUR 7TH DAY 

  • ON DAY 7 YOU WILL TRAVEL DIRECTLY AND ONLY TO THE GRANDSTAND

  • GET YOUR NOSE & THROAT SWABBED

  • THEN HEAD BACK TO ISO 

  • ON DAY 8 – 111 WILL SHARE THE RESULTS WITH YOU

  • IF POSITIVE – SELF ISOLATE FOR ANOTHER 14 DAYS (AND GET BETTER)

  • IF NEGATIVE – GET OUT OF JAIL. YOU CAN LEAVE HOME, AS LONG AS YOU STICK TO THE LEGAL *T&CS FOR ANOTHER 6 DAYS 

  • IF INCONCLUSIVE – GO BACK TO START. TAKE ANOTHER TEST 

*LEGAL T&C’S

  • NO PUB, THEATRES, RESTO’S OR OTHER BUSY INDOOR VENUES 

  • YOU CAN GO BACK TO WORK IF YOU DON’T INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC

  • ESSENTIAL SHOPPING ONLY 

PAY UP 

£50 PER TEST 

PAY OVER THE PHONE BY CARD (NO CASH OR CARD)

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PAY YOU CAN ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS

BORDERS

WE’VE BEEN ON LEVEL 4 FOR A WHILE 

UK INFECTION 1 IN EVERY 2,000 OVER THE PAST 6 WEEKS

TO GO FROM LEVEL 4 TO LEVEL 3 WE WANT TO SEE A REDUCTION TO 1 IN EVERY 5,000 

SO NO CHANGE YET 

SCHOOLS & UNI UPDATE – DR AL

ALL KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT WEDS – THANKS TO TEACHERS FOR PUTTING THE PREP IN 

DON’T SEND YOUR KIDS IF THEY ARE ILL. KEEP WASHING YOUR HANDS

QUESTIONS 

TIMMY G: FASTYR MIE 

Q: NEW ISO RULES ARE SIMILAR TO GUERNSEY?

HQ: CLOSELY FOLLOWING GUERNSEY. NO NURSING HOMES VISITS. SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS 

Q: BORDERS, INFECTION RATE ISN’T LEVELLING OUT OR GOING DOWN IN THE UK…

HQ: THERE IS SIGNIFICANT INFECTION RATE IN THE UK. BUT WE NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT MENTAL HEALTH OF OUR ISLANDERS. NEXT STEP MIGHT BE CLOSE FAMILY VISITING ONLY.

SAMMY T: FASTYR MIE, HERE WE ARE AGAIN…

Q: WILL STUDENTS BE REPATRIATED IF NECESSARY? 

HQ: HOPE THAT WE NEVER GET TO THAT POINT, MY LAD HAS ALREADY GONE BACK IN HIS MASK 

DR AL: WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS ARE KEPT SAFE AND REPATRIATED IN THE SAFEST WAY POSSIBLE, IF REQUIRED 

Q. AIRBRIDGE TO GUERNSEY DATE EXTENSION? AND WHAT’S THE LATEST ON AURIGNY?

HQ: NO DECISION ON AIRLINES GET, BAKER WILL ADVISE US 

HAPPY FOR THE AIRBRIDGE TO CONTINUE AS LONG AS OUR COVID STRATEGIES ARE CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH GUERNSEY. SAW LOADS OF MANX HEADS IN ST PETER PORT 

ROB P: FASTYR MIE, HERE WE ARE, ONCE MORE…

Q. HOW WILL YOU MEASURE 7 DAY ISO RULE ADHERENCE?

HQ: BREAK THE LAW > GET BANGED UP 

Q: HOW WILL EXAMS AND RESULTS ROLL OUT THIS YEAR?

DR AL: LOOKING AT THE EXAM LANDSCAPE. IF EXAMS ARE POSTPONED IN THE UK THEN WE WILL PROBS HAVE TO FOLLOW SUIT 

ALEX BELL: FASTYR MIE

Q. DO PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE AND COME BACK AFTER TRAVEL, CARRY THE SAME LEVEL OF RISK AS A VISITOR COMING FROM THE UK?

HQ: WE NEED TO MANAGE RISK. HARD TO GET THE BALANCE RIGHT, I DON’T WANT TO SHUT THE PUBS DOWN 

ASH: WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE ENVIRONMENT THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING IN AND ARE COMING FROM 

Q. COULD WE CONSIDER VISITING IRELAND BEFORE UK?

HQ: MAYBE SO, AND MAYBE FURTHER AFIELD. WHEN THEY ARE IN A BETTER PLACE

CHRIS CAVE: HI

Q. IF YOU HAVE THE TESTING CAPACITY, WHY ARE CHARGING FOR TEST?

HQ: GOV ARE SPEND MILLIONS. IF YOU WISH TO GO OFF THE ISLAND, IT’S YOUR DECISION. YOU’RE COSTING THE TAXPAYER THE COST OF A TEST. IF YOU WANT TO TRAVEL, YOU CAN PAY OR QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

Q. IF YOU DON’T GET A TEST AND GO FOR 14 DAY ISOLATION, CAN YOU EXERCISE?

HQ: NOPE, WE’RE STAYING HARD FOR THOSE WHO DON’T ELECT TO GET A TEST 

CLOSING 

I’LL BE BACK WHEN THERE IS ANOTHER BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

STAY SAFE

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