IOM GOV UPDATE 17TH DEC

HQ, ASHY & HENNY

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE

JET SKI STORY

IT HAS BEEN AN UNUSUAL FEW DAYS AS THE LOVESICK JET SKIER STORY WENT NATIONAL

MANY REPORTED IT AS TONGUE AND CHEEK, A LOVE STORY BUT THIS INDIVIDUAL BROKE THE LAW

THINGS COULD HAVE ENDED UP VERY DIFFERENTLY, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR

HE ALSO FAILED TO SELF ISOLATE OR DECLARE HIS ARRIVAL

HE THEN WENT ON TO MIX IN PACKED BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

HE HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO FOUR WEEKS IN CUSTODY

THE CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED AND THANKFULLY THERE HAS BEEN NO RISK TO THE PUBLIC BUT WE COULD HAVE BEEN IN A VERY DIFFERENT POSITION

AFTER HIS FOUR WEEKS HE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE SEA TERMINAL

UPDATE

THREE NEW CASES THIS WEEK

ALL THREE ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO TRAVELLED TO THE ISLAND

NONE OF THE CASES ARE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEY WERE ALREADY SELF ISOLATING

SADLY ONE OF THE CASES IS IN THE HOSPITAL

VACCINATION

WE’VE RECEIVED OUR FIRST BATCH OF VACCINES AND THEY ARE IN SPECIAL FREEZER BEING STORED AT -70C

WE HAVE TWO TRAYS, EACH TRAY HOLDING 975 DOSES

TWO DOSES NEEDED PER PERSON

ALL 975 DOSES NEED TO BE USED WITHIN 5 DAYS OF BEING DEFROSTED

WE HAVE THE SECOND TRAY SO THAT WE CAN DO THE SECOND JAB IN THREE WEEKS

AT THE MOMENT WE CAN PLACE A VACCINE ORDER ONCE A WEEK

FIRST PHASE

  • HEALTH CARE STAFF

  • CARE HOMES

  • OVER 80S

AIM FOR V-DAY IS NEXT WEEK OR 4TH JAN

ASHY – WE’RE ON TRACK FOR IT TO BE NEXT WEEK

IT’S A BIG CHALLENGE AND TAKES LOTS OF PLANNING

TRAINING IS UNDERWAY TO THE VACCINE STAFF

IT WILL TAKE 8 WEEKS FOR THE FIRST PHASE TO BE COMPLETED

HQ WILL KEEP US UPDATED

UK

  • WALES GOING BACK INTO LOCKDOWN AFTER CHRISTMAS

  • N.IRELAND – AMBULANCES QUEUING WITH PATIENTS

  • LONDON WILL SEE STRICTER MEASURES

HENNY

THE NEW STRAIN WAS IDENTIFIED IN LATE SEPTEMBER

THIS IS A UK STRAIN AND NOT FROM ABROAD

THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN THOUSANDS OF MUTATIONS ALREADY

VAST MAJORITY OF MUTATED STRAINS ARE NOT BAD BUT IT’S GOOD TO KEEP TRACK OF THEM

BUT THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASING NUMBER OF THIS NEW STRAIN WHICH IS A CONCERN AND IT’S BEING LOOKED INTO

IT’S UNLIKELY THAT THE VACCINE WON’T WORK WITH THE NEW STRAIN BUT IF IT CONTINUES THEN IT WILL BE LIKE THE FLU JAB AND TWEAKED EVERY YEAR

RESIDENTS RETURNING TO THE ISLAND

EVERYONE HAS BEEN DOING THEIR BIT AND ISOLATING

HQ – PEOPLE HAVE HAD CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS WON’T RESPECT RULES BUT THIS JUST ISN’T TRUE, THEY HAVE HAD THEIR LIVES DISRUPTED AND THEY HAVE BEEN RESPECTING THE RULES.

QNS

ROB – DO YOU KNOW THE DATE OF VDAY?

ASHY – HOPING FOR MONDAY BUT WAITING FOR DOCUMENTATION AND WE ARE PUTTING STAFF ROTAS IN PLACE

PAUL – WILL THE VACCINE HUB BE IN A HANGAR?

ASHY – WE HAVE GOT AN AREA WHERE WE CAN HAVE 12 CUBICLES SO WE CAN JAB 12 AT A TIME

TIM – ASHY, MENTIONED DOCUMENTATION FROM THE UK FOR COVID VACCINE BUT WHAT MAKES GUERNSEY AND JERSEY DIFFERENT?

ASHY – WE’RE ALL WAITING FOR THE DOCUMENTATION, JERSEY IS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS GONE AHEAD WITHOUT THE DOCUMENTATION DUE TO THEIR RISE IN CASES

HQ – IT’S NOT A VACCINE RACE AND EVERY JURISDICTION WILL DO IT DIFFERENTLY

HELEN – ARE THERE ANY EXTRA MEDICAL STAFF TO DO THE VACCINE AND IF SO HOW MANY?

ASHY – WE HAD A PHENOMENAL RESPONSE BUT IF ANYONE WHO HAS MEDICAL/ HEALTH EXPERIENCE AND WOULD LIKE TO BE TRAINED UP LET ME KNOW

HELEN – WHAT SECURITY MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE, WILL WE NEED POLICE/ SECURITY FOR PEOPLE GETTING THE JABS?

ASHY – DON’T THINK WE WILL NEED POLICE OR SECURITY ITS NOT A PRISON IT’S A VACCINATION CENTRE AND WE HAVE POLICIES IN PLACE.

HQ – IT’S THE IOM HELEN, THE MOST WE WILL HAVE IS MARSHALLS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE TO GO

ALEX – HOW LIKELY WOULD YOU RATE VDAY HAPPENING NEXT MONDAY?

HQ – I WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED IF WE CAN’T GO AHEAD ON MONDAY BUT I’M CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT IT WILL HAPPEN ON MONDAY.

JOSH -COULD YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THE ARRIVAL?

ASHY – CAME OVER BY BOAT IN END

JOSH – WILL THERE BE ANY CHANGES WITH PEOPLE WHO’VE HAD THE VACCINE IN THE UK BEING ALLOWED TO COME TO THE ISLAND EVEN IF THEY ISOLATE?

HQ – WE’RE STILL LEARNING NEW INFO ON THIS VIRUS SO AT THE MOMENT, NO

SAM – WHEN THE OXFORD JAB BECOMES AVAILABLE WILL YOU GET THEM INSTEAD SO YOU DON’T NEED TO USE A HUB ANYMORE?

HQ – YEAH THAT WOULD BE EASIER, ESPECIALLY TO DELIVER BUT WE ARE WAITING FOR IT TO BECOME AVAILABLE

SAM – PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABUSING THE EXEMPTION SYSTEM, ARE YOU CONCERNED PEOPLE ARE BREAKING THE RULES TO COME HERE, I.E SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SETTING UP COMPANIES ETC?

HQ – WE HAVE TO GO ON AN ELEMENT OF TRUST, BUT IF YOU BREAK THE RULES AND MISLEAD OUR TEAM AND WE FIND OUT THEN THERE ARE SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS

ASHY – REGARDING COMPANIES, YOU HAVE TO SHOW THAT IT’S A TRADING COMPANY. YOU HAVE TO HAVE EVIDENCE WHAT THE COMPANY WILL BE DOING.

CLOSING

THIS MIGHT BE THE FINAL BRIEFING OF THE YEAR BUT IT DEPENDS ON BREXIT

‘2020 HAS BEEN BLEAK AND SORROWFUL

BUT IT’S ALSO SHOWN THE BEST OF OUR COMMUNITY

IT’S BEEN AN HONOUR TO SERVE AS YOUR CHIEF MINISTER’

SANTA HAS GOT SPECIAL EXEMPTION TO COME TO THE ISLAND, SO DON’T WORRY KIDS