HOWARD, DAVID, HENNY AND SAM KNEEN (SPECIALIST COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE)

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE

MANX SITUATION UPDATE 

  • NO NEW CASES SINCE THE LAST UPDATE

  • OF THE 4 CASES IN RECENT WEEKS, ONLY ONE ACTIVE (STILL IN 14 DAY ISO)

  • WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON ISLAND. GO STRAIGHT HOME. IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

  • RULE BREAKERS ARE DISAPPOINTING 

  • BUT MOST ARE RESPONSIBLE, THANKS FOR THAT 

ASHY WITH THE EMPHASIS 

  • RE EMPHASISE WHAT HOME SELF ISO *ACTUALLY* MEANS 

  • STAY AWAY FROM OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

  • CLEAN DOWN SHARED SPACES 

  • IF YOU CAN’T, GET A ROOM, SOMEWHERE ELSE 

  • OR THE WHOLE HOUSE NEEDS TO SELF ISO 

UK SITUATION 

  • CRITICAL MOMENT 

  • NORTH OF ENGLAND STRUGGLING, STRICTER RULES KICKING IN TODAY 

  • AS BORIS MADE CLEAR, CASES ARE RISING, NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY 

  • SPREAD SEEMS TO BE SLOWER THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO THO

BORDER SITUATION 

  • COMIN HAVE HAD A CHAT ABOUT LEVEL 3A/B 

  • BUT WE’RE STILL ON LEVEL 4

GLOBAL SITUATION 

  • DEATHS HAVE REACHED 1 MILLION

  • AN AGONISING MILESTONE 

WINTER PREP IS THE FOCUS FOR TODAY…

HENNY

  • EVERY AUTUMN AND WINTER WE SEE A SURGE IN INFLUENZA VIRUSES

  • THEY DIFFER YEAR ON YEAR WHICH IS WHY VACCINATION IS REQUIRED EVERY YEAR

  • PEOPLE AT RISK ARE THE MAIN FOCUS

    • 65+

    • BELOW 65 WHO HAVE UNDERLYING CLINICAL CONDITIONS

    • PREGNANT WOMEN 

  • GET YOUR JAB AT THE GP 

  • SOME EMPLOYERS ORGANISE IT TOO 

  • GO TO FLU PROGRAMME WEB PAGES 

SAM KNEEN – HEALTHY CHILD FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME

  • THE FIRST YEAR THAT IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO ALL CHILDREN AGED 2 – 10 

  • FOR SOME KIDS, FLU CAN CAUSE BRONCHITIS OR PNEUMONIA = HOSPITALISATION 

  • KIDS VACCINE IS DIFFERENT TO ADULT VERSION – NO NEEDLES, JUST A SIMPLE NASAL SPRAY 

  • USED IN LOTS OF OTHER COUNTRIES, ON MILLIONS OF KIDS, TRIED AND TESTED 

  • 34 KIDS WERE IN NOBLES LAST YEAR WITH FLU 

  • KIDS NOT AT PRIMARY SCHOOL CAN GET THEIR VAX VIA GP 

  • KIDS IN SCHOOL, GET THEIR VAX IN SCHOOL 

  • IF YOU HAVEN’T SUBMITTED A CONSENT FORM, DOWNLOAD ONE, THERE’S STILL TIME

  • HOME ED KIDS – SPECIAL SESSIONS FOR THEM 

ANY Q’S, GIVE SAM A CALL 686709

HOWARD – “THANKS TO THE PAIR OF YOU”

THE B WORD

  • COVID CAUSED DELAYS AND DISRUPTION TO BREXIT 

  • NEGOTIATIONS RESUMED AT THE END OF JUNE

  • UK NEGOTIATING ON OUR BEHALF. BUT WE CHAT TO THEM DAILY 

  • BEEN CHALLENGING 

  • SHOULD HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THE DEAL WILL BE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS

  • NO DEAL = WE’LL HAVE PLANS IN PLACE 

  • I WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT EITHER WAY 

  • BREXIT GUIDE IS BEING UPDATED 

QUESTIONS 

AL BELL: NO CHANGE TO THE BORDERS? WHAT ABOUT MANX PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME HOME?

YOU ASKED THIS LAST WEEK ALEX. ANSWER IS THE SAME.

INFECTION RATES IN THE NORTHWEST 4 X HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE 

WORKING TO COME UP WITH 3A STRATEGY 

ASHY WITH THE EMPHASIS: WHATEVER MEASURE YOU USE, THE UK IS EXPONENTIALLY RISING 

HQ: IT’S NOT THAT WE DON’T WANT THEM. WE WANT TO PROTECT THE MANX PUBLIC. 

AL BELL: WHEN WILL WE SEE 3A?

HQ: HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING?

IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO SET A DATE. WHEN WE FEEL SAFE WE’LL DO IT.

TIM G: KEY WORKER DEFINITION PLS?

ANYONE KEY TO HELPING OUR ECONOMY. SKILLS THAT DON’T EXIST ON THE ISLAND. 

AHSY: WORK FOR PRESERVATION OF LIFE, NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE E.G. OXYGEN DELIVERIES 

TIM G: ARE WELDERS KEY WORKERS?

ADJUDICATOR MUST HAVE DEEMED IT A SPECIALIST SUBJECT 

TIM G: ARE RE-ENTRY RULES REALLY SIMPLE ENOUGH?

COMPANY BRINGING KEY WORKERS IN COMPLETES A DETAILED A RISK ASSESSMENT. THEY KNOW THE RULES.

LOOKING AT FURTHER WAYS OF *DRILLING IT* INTO PEOPLE

WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN TIGHTEN UP THE MESSAGING. 

ROB P: VACCINATION WAITING TIMES?

ASHY: ALREADY UNDERWAY. NO DELAYS.

SAM: WHY 2 -10 YR OLD KIDS?

HENNY: EFFECTIVELY INCLUDES EVERYONE IN PRIMARY. FOR 0-2 YR OLDS IT DOESN’T WORK VERY WELL. LONG TERM AIM IS SECONDARY SCHOOL ROLL OUT.

SAM: PRESS BRIEFING REGULARITY?

WE’RE COMING AT YOU EVERY THURSDAY GOING FORWARD. MAINLY SO PEOPLE DON’T SH!T THEMSELVES EVERY TIME WE ANNOUNCE ONE, BUT ALSO TO KEEP YOU POSTED ON OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF LIKE BREXIT. 

4PM ERRYYYYYYY THURSDAY GOING FORWARD 

SIMON: I RETURNED ON THE BOAT, THERE WERE NO TANNOY ANNOUNCEMENTS?

HQ: WE’LL LOOK AT IT. BUT IT’S REMINDING PEOPLE OF SOMETHING THEY ALREADY KNOW

SIMON: EASYJET UPDATE?

EASYJET AREN’T GONNA WANT TO OPERATE IS NO ONE IS GOING ON HOL. KEEN TO RETAIN LINKS FOR WHEN TIME IS RIGHT 

CLOSING 

VULNERABLE – GET YOUR FREE FLU JAB