HOWARD / DAVID / DR A

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON 

IT’S BEEN A FEW WEEKS 

GIVEN BORIS WAS ON THE TELLY THIS WEEK, I THOUGHT I’D SHOW MY FACE AGAIN TOO 

UPDATE 

THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR AN EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN C-19 CASES IN THE UK 

BY NOVEMBER IT COULD MEAN 200 DEATHS EACH DAY 

ON MONDAY THE UK ALERT WAS RAISED FROM 3 TO 4. UK ARE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY 

RISHI HAS LAUNCHED ANOTHER RESCUE PACKAGE, WHICH INCLUDES AN EXTENSION OF THE VAT CUT AND A REPAYMENT PLAN FOR OUTSTANDING VAT. 

IOM WILL ALSO INTRODUCE THE REPAYMENT SCHEME. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. 

NORTHWEST IS ONE OF THE WORST AFFECTED AREAS: SPOKEN LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER MAYORS TO EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY 

OUR MANX SITUATION

2 X ACTIVE CASES BUT BOTH ARE ALREADY IN SELF ISO 

NO SIGNS THAT THE VIRUS IS CIRCULATING IN THE COMMUNITY 

ASHY WITH THE DETAIL 

ALL 4 RECENT CASES WERE IN ISOLATION 

ALL 4 ASYMPTOMATIC 

NONE OF THEM HAVE BEEN IN THE COMMUNITY 

ALL ‘TEXTBOOK’ CASES

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HAVE WORKED AS EXPECTED

BACK TO HOWARD 

PROCEDURES ARE WORKING AND THEY ARE ROBUST 

IF YOU LEAVE THE ISLAND AND RETURN, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU ARE GIVEN 

BORDERS 

WE REMAIN ON LEVEL 4

WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC OF A POTENTIAL UK SECOND WAVE 

WE KNOW BORDERS HAVE BEEN TOUGH. THE COMIN LADS KNOW CHRISTMAS IS COMING UP 

UK IS GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, SO WE REMAIN AT LEVEL 4

SOME WILL BE DISAPPOINTED AND SOME WILL BE REASSURED 

MY INBOX IS A MIXED BAG OF OPINIONS 

A MOVE BACK TO LEVEL 5 ISN’T ON THE CARDS. LEVEL 4 WITH TESTING IS WORKING WELL

LEVEL 3 – 4 FEELS LIKE A LEAP RATHER THAN A LOGICAL STEP

LEVEL 3 COULD IS SET TO BECOME A MULTI-LEVEL, LEVEL;

  • LEVEL 3A: SPONSOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS TO COME TO THE ISLAND. 

  • LEVEL 3B: SPONSORSHIP MORE GENERALLY IN ADDITION TO FAMILY. FRIENDS AND BUSINESS TRAVEL 

THIS WOULD GIVE COMIN MORE ROOM FOR MANOEUVRE, BUT, THE TIME IS NOT TODAY. MORE WORK REQUIRED TO FLESH IT OUT LEVEL 3A

HOPE THAT THIS BRINGS REASSURANCE TO EVERYONE 

SITUATION ISN’T EASY 

CHRISTMAS & UNI STUDENTS 

DRL AL COMES OFF THE BENCH TO TAKE ASHY’S PODIUM 

*STUDENTS* WE NEVER INTEND TO CLOSE OUR BORDERS COMPLETELY LIKE WE DID IN MARCH 

WE’RE IN A BETTER PLACE THAN WE WERE THEN 

STUDENTS SHOULD REGISTER NOW TO TRAVEL BACK IN THE FUTURE 

HEAD TO THE GOV WEBSITE TO COMPLETE A LANDING CARD 

WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE 

QUESTIONS

Q: TT IMPACT?

HQ: HOPING THAT BY MARCH THERE IS A VACCINE WHICH WOULD BE A GAME CHANGER 

IF A TEST COMES OUT, WE COULD TEST EVERYONE BEFORE THE ARRIVE 

LET’S NOT SAY NO TO TT. STILL OPTIMISTIC. ANOTHER 3, 4.5 MONTHS BEFORE WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT 

Q: IS THE ISOLATION ADVICE STRICT ENOUGH?

HQ: ONLY 6% CAUGHT COVID FROM SOMEONE ELSE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD. E.G. HOWARD’S FAMILY DIDN’T CATCH IT FROM HIM

ASHY: SELF ISO DOESN’T MEAN SAT ON THE COUCH WITH THE FAM. DIFF ROOM. SHARED SPACED SHOULD BE CLEANED. 

SEEING EVIDENCE THAT ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE ARE LESS CONTAGIOUS. 

THE MOMENT ANYONE DISPLAYS SYMPTOMS, THE WHOLE HOUSE IS SHUT DOWN 

ALL DECISIONS ARE REVIEWED. IF WE NEED TO MAKE CHANGES WE WILL

Q: WHEN WILL LEVEL 3A KICK IN?

CAN’T SAY, WE NEED TO CLOSELY MONITOR UK 

WE’LL MAKE A QUICK DECISION FROM 4 TO 3A THAN 4 TO THE OLD 3

MORE DETAIL TO FOLLOW 

THE POINT OF THE BORDERS FRAMEWORK WAS TO LAYOUT THE GUIDELINES. BUT WE CAN’T COMMIT TO DATES 

Q. VOLUME OF VISITORS FOR 3A?

NO IDEA ON WHO WILL APPLY TO COME BACK, MAYBE A FEW HUNDRED A WEEK. ALL DEPENDS ON THE UK.

Q. STEAM PACKET RUNNING AT A LOSS?

IF WE NEED TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE STEAM PACKET, WE WILL. LIKE WE HAVE DONE WITH OTHER BUSINESSES 

Q. IS MORE HELP COMING FOR STRUGGLING BUSINESSES?

DEPARTMENT WILL ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR THOSE SECTORS THAT NEED IT.

CLOSING 

COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOU UPDATED

WE’LL CONTINUE WITH BRIEFINGS REGULARLY. 

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME