WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE 

THANKS FOR TUNING IN 

ASHY ON THE RETURN OF THE HEALTH SERVICE

THEATRES BACK TO NORMAL 

ENDOSCOPY BACK UP TO PREVIOUS LEVELS

WINTER PLANNING COMPLETE 

DRAWING UP WAITING LIST INITIATIVES

FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS SOON – HOPE TO BRING LISTS DOWN 

UPDATE 

THE ISLAND HAS SEEN 5 NEW CASES, ALL IN SELF ISO SO COMMUNITY REMAINS FREE 

I KNOW IT’S CAUSED CONCERN

UK STILL GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION 

HIGH OF 7K IN THE UK HAS DOUBLED TO 14.5K DIAGNOSED ON TUESDAY 

NICOLA (SNP) ANNOUNCED TOUGHER RESTRICTIONS IN SCOTLAND – PUBS ARE CLOSING 

BORIS EXPECTED TO DO THE SAME SOON 

NO SURPRISE TO TELL YOU THAT WE REMAIN AT LEVEL 4 FOR BORDERS. NOT THE TIME TO LOOSEN RESTRICTIONS 

ON BALANCE WE’VE DECIDED THAT STRICTER MEASURES ARE REQUIRED TO PROTECT THE ISLAND

TEST ON DAY 7 OF ISO WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM THIS SUNDAY 

RESIDENTS RETURNING FROM MONDAY WILL BE REQUIRED TO SELF ISO FOR 14 DAYS (GOLD STANDARD)

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A 7 DAY NEGATIVE TEST YOU WON’T BE AFFECTED (WORK AND EXERCISE ONLY)

COMIN CAREFULLY EXAMINES THE BALANCE OF RISK, TRYING TO THE BEST 

REMAINING AT LEVEL AND RETURNING TO ‘GOLD STANDARD’ 14 DAY ISO WILL TIGHTEN THINGS UP 

WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT TO PROTECT THE MANX BUBBLE WHICH WAS HARD WON

A REMINDER FOR KEY WORKERS

IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED TO THE IOM FROM THE UK – GO STRAIGHT TO WHEREVER YOU’RE STAYING  

NO STOPPING FOR PETROL, SAUSAGE ROLLS OR ALCOHOL 

KEY WORKERS SHOULD USE PPE AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE 

WHEN NOT KEY WORKING, YOU SHOULD BE IN SELF ISO 

RULES ARE CLEAR WHEN PEOPLE ARRIVE IN RED BOLD LETTERING

BUT WE WANT TO DO ALL WE CAN TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE RULES 

MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ROLLED OUT TO DRILL THE MESSAGE HOME AT THE PORTS 

ONBOARD TANNOY REMINDERS ARE IN PLACE IN BOAT AND PLANE

ON TUESDAY I DID A SPOT CHECK AT THE SEA TERMINAL AND WAS SATISFIED. EVERYONE WAS SPOKEN TO BY THE BORDER TEAM 

NEW MEASURES SHOULD EXPRESS SERIOUSNESS 

BREACHES DISAPPOINTING = COMIN LOOKING INTO IT FURTHER 

VISITING KEY WORKERS COME FOR A REASON. MANY ASPECTS OF ISLAND LIFE RELY ON KEY WORKERS. MOST OF THEM FOLLOW THE RULES 

TODAY I HAVE A CLEAR MESSAGE 

BE PREPARED

WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THE RETURN OF THE VIRUS 

SOCIAL DISTANCING, PROTECTING VULNERABLE.

GOOD JOB SO FAR, THANKS TO YOU THE GREAT MANX PUBLIC 

I HOPE WE CONTINUE TO SUCCESS

HOWEVER, GOV ARE READY & HOPE YOU ARE TOO

QUESTIONS 

SIMON. IS A TEENAGE APPRENTICE A KEY WORKER?

IT IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PROCEDURE, APPRENTICE WAS PART OF THE TEAM 

THERMITE POWDER, OUTSIDE OF ORDINARY WELDING. NO ONE ON ISLAND CAN UNDERTAKE THE WORK

1229 KEY WORKERS SINCE MARCH, MOST HEALTH WORKERS. MOST STUCK TO THE RULES, SO LET’S NOT TAR THEM ALL WITH THE SAME BRUSH 

HAS ANYONE POSITIVE REQUIRED HOSPITAL TREATMENT?

NO ONE ISOLATING WITH C-19 HAS REQUIRED HOSPITAL TREATMENT 

AL BELL. COULD THE RAILWAY WORK NOT HAVE WAITED UNTIL AFTER SELF ISO COMPLETE?

WORKERS WON’T BE PREPARED TO COME OVER TO DO THE JOB. IF THERE IS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE METHODOLOGY THEN WE WILL 

PUBLICITY OF RECENT CASES SHOULD FOCUS THE MINDS OF OTHERS 

IS THE RAILWAY REALLY CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE?

IT’S A DECISION FOR BAKER. GUERNSEY HAVE ENJOYED THE RAILWAYS.

TIM GLOVER. 7 DAY TEST WAS PICKING UP CASES. ANY THOUGHT OF 12 OR 14 DAY TESTS FOR KEY WORKERS?

MEDICAL KEY WORKERS ARE TESTED ANYWAY 

7 DAY TEST WAS COOL WHEN THE UK CASES WERE LOWER. RISK OF LETTING PEOPLE CIRCULATE WHILE UK CASES ARE HIGH IS A RISK.

JERSEY ARE DOING A U-TURN ON THEIR FREE TEST. THEY MIGHT COPY OUR RESTRICTIONS 

STUDENTS COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, WILL YOU PUT THEM IN A HOTEL?

THEY WILL HAVE TO ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS. WHILE THEY ARE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THE UK, SAME RISK LEVEL AS ANYONE LIVING IN THE UK. 

COMMITTED TO GETTING YOUNG PEOPLE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION WILL BE IN THE UK. THINGS MAY CHANGE AS A RESULT.

LEANNE – COULD A SMALL CONVENIENCE STORE BE IMPLEMENTED AT THE AIRPORT OR SEA TERMINAL?

PART OF OUR REVIEW. GOOD BOSSES OF KEY WORKERS ARE STOCKING THE FRIDGES AND DELIVERIES. EMPLOYERS ARE SPONSORING THE WORKER, SO THEY SHOULD PROVIDE THEM WITH ALL THEY NEED.

SAM – WAS THE WELDING REALLY CRITICAL. HAS THE WELDING WORK BEEN COMPLETED?

I’LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT 

MORE UPDATES ON THE KEY WORKERS NEXT WEEK.

STUDENTS, WILL THEY GET FINANCIAL SUPPORT IF THEY CAN’T WORK OVER CHRISTMAS?

CAN LOOK INTO IT, INITIAL REACTION IS NOT. LOW-INCOME STUDENTS CAN APPLY FOR BENEFITS.

EXCEPTIONAL YEAR, STUDENTS NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR IT.

JOSH. RANDOM SPOT CHECKS ON RETURNING RESIDENTS. ARE THE HAPPENING FOR KEY WORKERS?

WE EXPECT THEM TO FOLLOW THE RULES. EMPLOYING MORE STAFF ON BORDERS TEAM TO DO THE CHECKS.

DHSC TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR KEY WORKERS. EMPLOYERS NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE STICKING TO THE RULES. IT CAN’T ALL BE DOWN TO GOV.

WITH NORTHWEST WILL GOING INTO LOCKDOWN. COULD WE GO BACK TO STAGE 5?

WE HAVE MOVED FROM 7 DAY TEST TO GOLD STANDARD 14 DAYS. 

IF WE HAVE CASES IN THE COMMUNITY WE WILL BRING BACK SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE VOLUNTARY WEARING OF MASKS.

SHOULD C-19 GET INTO THE COMMUNITY WE’LL MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. 

NEVER SAY NEVER. 

HOPE UK GET THEIR NUMBERS DOWN SO WE CAN GET TO 3A. 

CLOSING

STAY SAFE AND BE PREPARED

THANKS FOR LISTENING