IOM GOV UPDATE 

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE

THANKS FOR TUNING IN

UPDATE ON CASES

IT HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL DAY 

WE ANNOUNCED A SUSPECTED CASE THIS AM AFTER AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVED A POSITIVE PRIVATE TEST BEFORE TRAVELLING 

WE ASKED THEM AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS TO ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS. THEN WE OFFERED A TEST VIA THE *PROFESSIONALS*. THE SECOND TEST HAS RETURNED NEGATIVE 

THEY’RE GETTING A THIRD TEST ON SUNDAY. IF THAT’S NEGATIVE, THEY CAN GO FREE 

FYI – GOV TESTS ARE GOLD STANDARD

PRIVATE TESTS VARY WIDELY. WHICH IS WHY WE USE PCR GOLD STANDARD, NOT DEALZ

3 OTHER NEW CASES THIS WEEK ARE IN ISO, ALL OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIR HOUSEHOLDS ARE ALSO ISOLATING

THANKS TO THOSE AFFECTED FOR ACTING RESPONSIBLY AND FOLLOWING RULES 

COMMUNITY IS FREE OF C-19 

BUT SUSPECTED CASE IS A REMINDER THAT WE MUST BE PREPARED

FURTHER AFIELD 

UK A CONCERN FOR US ALL 

LIVERPOOL = V HIGH RISK, STRINGENT RULES 

MANCHESTER AND LANCASHIRE COULD FOLLOW 

THOUGHTS AND WISHES TO THOSE IN NW, WHERE WE HAVE DEEP AND WARM LINKS

OVER IN NI – HOSPITALITY SHUTTING DOWN AND SCHOOL HOLS ARE INCREASING 

RECAP ON THE MANX LEVELS 

IF THE VIRUS DOES RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY WE MAY NEED FACE MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND A REDUCTION TO GATHERING SIZES

ON ISLAND TESTING CAPABILITY IS SOLID AS A ROCK – WE NOW HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT 800 TESTS EACH DAY. TEST TEST TEST, TRACE TRACE TRACE 

LEVEL 1 – STAY RESPONSIBLE. WHERE WE ARE NOW  

WE WILL REMAIN AT LEVEL 1 AS LONG AS ROLLING 3 DAY AVERAGE OF CASES IN THE COMMUNITY IS BETWEEN 0-5 

LEVEL 2 – 6- 10 = SOCIAL DISTANCING, LIMIT TO 2 INDOORS AND 30 OUTDOORS

LEVEL 3 – 11 – 20 

LEVEL 4 = LOCKDOWN

BORDERS

REMAIN AT LEVEL 4

DR AL HAS ASKED PARENTS TO AVOID TAKING KIDS ON HOL OCT HALF TERM 

WE ALL NEED TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT TRAVEL OFF ISLAND GIVEN THE SITUATION IN THE UK 

DING DONG FOR ROYAL GONGS

ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE, QUEEN LIZ RECOGNISED SOME MEMBERS OF THE GREAT MANX PUBLIC IN THE LATEST MBE ‘S. 3 OF THE 7 WERE RECOGNISED FOR WORK IN COMMUNITY DURING CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE 

PETER DUFFY – ATTENDED INTENSIVE CARE TO HELP PATIENTS FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE AND READ TO END OF LIFE PATIENTS. KIND MAN. AN EXAMPLE TO US ALL.

GARETH HINGE – RUSHED TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE IN THE NORTH. GREAT VISION, LEADERSHIP, ORGANISATION, AND DETERMINATION. OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE

DAVID ‘ASHY’ ASHFORD – STRONG LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATED COMPLEX STUFF CLEARLY WITH KINDNESS AND HUMOUR #BABYSTEPS 

ASHY ON HIS MBE

“JUST DOING ME JOB CHIEF 

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME, IT’S ABOUT EVERY LEGEND ON THE FRONT LINE.

THANKS FOR ALL OF THE SACRIFICES. THANKS TO EVERYONE ACROSS HEALTH AND CARE SECTOR…

THE REAL HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC”

QUESTIONS 

JOSH – ITV 

Q. ZURICH = PANIC…

OUR PCR TEST ON THE PERSON IS NEGATIVE. WE ARE NOT TREATING IT AS A COMMUNITY CASE. GOV DIDN’T ASK ZURICH TO SHUT DOWN 

Q. WORRY AND FEAR ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD. DO YOU HAVE FAITH THAT SELF ISO WON’T CAUSE SPREAD?

RESPECT THE RULES, TO KEEP US SAFE. WE NEED TO REMAIN VIGILANT. WE MIGHT TIGHTEN UP ISOLATION PROCESSES. ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

VIRUS IS A HIDDEN ENEMY, IMPORTANT NOT TO GET COMPLACENT. SYSTEMS ARE ROBUST, WOULD BE REMISS NOT TO BE PREPARED

SIMON – B365

Q. WHO WILL MAKE THE CALL ON BORDERS IF THERE IS A SECOND WAVE?

WE COLLECTIVELY DISCUSS AT COMIN AND TYNWALD 

Q. FLU JAB SHORTAGES, WILL THEY IMPROVE?

FLU JABS ARRIVE IN BATCHES. THERE ARE SOME PINCH POINTS, WORKING ON EXTRA CAPACITY. NOT AT CRISIS POINT, WE’LL PRIORITISE VULNERABLE

ALEX – BBX

Q. LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER LOCKDOWN; WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON PATIENT TRANSFERS?

WORKING WITH PARTNERS TO KEEP CAPACITY FOR URGENT SURGERY, NON-ESSENTIAL MAY BE IMPACTED

Q. RETURNING RESIDENTS ISOLATING WITH OTHERS IN THE HOME, A CHINK IN THE AMOUR?

REVISITING IT WITH COMIN TO SEE IF WE NEED TO IMPOSE A TOTAL LOCKDOWN OF THE HOUSEHOLD. WE CAN’T BE COMPLACENT, MAY NEED TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS

TIMMY G – MANX RADIO

Q. DR GLOVER HAS BEEN VOCAL ON TWITTER ABOUT TYNWALD TESTING COMMENTS…

THERE ISN’T A MIDDLE MANAGEMENT BLOCKAGE IN HEALTH SERVICES 

UNFORTUNATELY DR GLOVER MISUNDERSTOOD HQ’S COMMENTS 

DR G HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN EXPANDING OUR TESTING. THANKS HUN.

DON’T AGREE WITH WIDESPREAD TESTING. IT HAS TO BE OF VALUE AS IT IS HIGHLY RESOURCE INTENSIVE. WE NEED TO BALANCE TESTING WITH GETTING HEALTH SERVICES BACK ON TRACK. SPINNING PLATES, DOING OUR BEST. 

TIMMY G. “ME AND RACH AREN’T RELATED BTW”. CM & ASH =” LOL”

ROB – 3FM

Q. HOW WILL UK SITUATION AFFECT TRAVEL?

VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP CONNECTIVITY SO WE WILL CONTINUE WITH CURRENT ROUTES, IMPORTANT FOR KEY WORKERS.BUT IT’S GETTING REVIEWED ALL THE TIME.

SAM – PAPERS

Q. WHAT PLANS ARE IN PLACE FOR RETURNING UNI STUDENTS?

AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME THEY CAN COME BACK AND ISO FOR 14 DAYS. WE WILL HAVE TO EVALUATE THE SITUATION NEARER THE TIME.

WE DON’T THINK WE WILL HAVE A MASS INFLUX IN DEC. WE’LL GET OUR STUDENTS BACK IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

CLOSING 

HAPPY 101 BIRTHDAY HECTOR DUFF. MANX LEGEND. 

STAY SAFE, MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES, PROTECT OUR ISLAND