GOV UPDATE – 6th JAN 2021

HOWARD, DAVID, HENRIETTA, DR AL 

NUMBERS

  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 15

  • 1 IN HOSPITAL

  • 3 NEW CASES SINCE LAST UPDATE – ‘AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL THEY DO NOT RELATE TO THE RECENT CASES’

  • 312 TESTS YESTERDAY

DR HENRIETTA

YESTERDAY WE IDENTIFIED TRUTH WINE AND TAPAS BAR AS A HIGH-RISK LOCATION AND ASKED ANYONE WHO ATTENDED NYE OR 2ND DEC TO SELF ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY 

OVER 130 PEOPLE HAVE CONTACTED 111 ARE NOW SELF ISOLATING AND HAVE BEEN OFFERED TESTS

THANKS ALL. GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY 

14 LOW-RISK LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS APART OF THE CLUSTER. IF YOU VISITED THESE VENUES YOU DO NOT NEED TO SELF ISO, BUT IF YOU WERE, SELF MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS. CALL 111. BUSINESS LISTED DO NOT NEED TO TAKE ACTION. 

Thursday 31 December 2020

1pm to 2pm – Mad Hatter, Victoria Buildings, 54 Parliament Street, Ramsey

1pm to 2pm – Pure Inspiration, 69 Parliament Street, Ramsey

8.20pm to 12.20am – Majestic Chinese, Palace Hotel & Casino, Douglas

 

Saturday 02 January 2021

11.15am to 12.00 pm – The Caff, Lord Street Douglas

12pm to 1pm – Capones, 84 Strand Street, Douglas

12.15 to 2pm – B&B Furniture, Snugborough Trading Estate, Douglas

12.30 to 1.30pm – Tesco, Lake Road, Douglas

1pm to 1.30pm – Burtons, 21 Strand Street, Douglas

1pm to 1.30pm – JACs Store, 25, 21 Strand Street, Douglas

1.30pm to 2pm – Curry’s, Spring Valley Industrial Estate

2.15pm to 2.45pm – B&Q, Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Douglas

3pm to 3.30pm – McDonald’s, Peel Road, Douglas (Sit in only)

3.30pm to 3.45pm – Court Café, 12 Parliament St, Ramsey

3.30pm to 4.02pm – Ramsey Self-Service Laundry, Unit 1, St Paul’s Square, Ramsey

HOWARD 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS COME FORWARD 

DECISIONS TAKEN YESTERDAY WEREN’T EASY. IT WAS RIGHT TO BE BOLD 

SOME CLARIFICATION ON YESTERDAY, SORRY IF THINGS WEREN’T CLEAR. FACE COVERINGS HAVE LED TO LOTS OF Q’S, 

  • OVERARCHING HEADLINE – WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU WEAR A FACE COVERING WHENEVER YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE. THEY PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE

  • A FACE COVERING IS COMPULSORY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT ADVISEDFOR TAXIS

  • NOT COMPULSORY FOR DAILY EXERCISE BUT BE RESPONSIBLE, STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS

  • IF RETURNEES DAY 1 AND DAY 7 TESTS ARE NEGATIVE, THEY CAN EXERCISE, BUT THE NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN THEY EXERCISE

  • WEAR A FACE COVERING IN WORKPLACE, MIGHT NOT BE NECESSARY IF YOU ARE SOCIALLY DISTANT, THIS IS A MATTER FOR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR EMPLOYERS

CHILDCARE 

FOR CHILDREN OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS, OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS CAN LOOK AFTER THEM. BUT DON’T POP IN FOR A BREW 

CAN YOU MOVE HOUSE?

IF YOU CAN DELAY PLEASE DO 

IF YOU ARE CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGED, DO IT BUT SOCIALLY DISTANTANCED 

FIRM NO ON HOUSE VIEWINGS

DR AL 

KIDS CAN GET THE VIRUS AND REMAIN ASYMPTOMATIC. SAD TO CLOSE SCHOOLS BUT IT WAS A NO BRAINER 

TOMORROW MORNING 9 PRIMARY AND ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL OPEN AS THE HUBS FOR KEY WORKER AND VULNERABLE KIDS. THANKS TO TEACHERS

ANY PUPILS OR TEACHER WISHING TO WEAR A FACE COVERING CAN DO SO, BUT IT’S NOT COMPULSORY. PPE AVAILABLE BUT BYO IF YOU HAVE ONE 

IF YOUR KIDS HAVE SPECIALIST NEEDS – SPEAK TO THEIR TEACHER

MOST KIDS WILL BE HOMESCHOOLING. TEACHERS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO PERFECT REMOTE LEARNING 

DEVICES HAVE BEEN LOANED TO KIDS WHO NEED THEM 

EMPLOYERS; TAKE A MINUTE TO THINK ABOUT THE STRESSED OUT MUMS AND DADS TRYING TO DO THEIR JOBS AND LOOK AFTER THEIR KIDS 

VOUCHERS WILL BE SENT OUT TO KIDS WHO HAVE FREE MEALS 

POOL, VILLA, NSC ETC SHUT 

GCSE & A LEVELS EXAMS NOT TAKING PLACE – “PUTTING FAITH IN TEACHERS RATHER THAN ALGORITHMS”

WE’LL ENSURE MANX KIDS ARE ON LEVEL PLAYING FIELD WITH ENGLISH KIDS 

OUR UNI STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO SPEAK TO FACULTIES, MANY COURSES ARE NOW ONLINE 

IF STUDENTS REQUIRE FURTHER ADVICE, CONTACT UCM WHO WILL SUPPORT STUDENTS 

‘EDUCATION MUST NOT BECOME A VICTIM OF THIS VIRUS’

HOWARD – FROM MIDNIGHT 

  • STAY @ HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE 

  • IF YOU HAVE TO GO INTO WORK, SOCIALLY DISTANCE

  • IF YOU GO OUT, WEAR A FACE COVERING 

  • DON’T GATHER WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE INDOOR OR OUTDOOR 

  • EXERCISE RESPONSIBLY 

  • EVERYTHING EXCEPT ESSENTIAL SHOPS CLOSING TONIGHT 

  • TAKEAWAY / DELIVERY ONLY 

  • DON’T PANIC BUY 

  • IF SHIELDED, DO IT AGAIN FOR A WEEK 

  • DON’T TRAVEL OFF ISLAND 

  • IF YOU RETURN, YOU CAN’T SELF ISOLATE WITH OTHERS. AND YOU NEED TO PAY FOR THREE TESTS

IF WE GET THIS RIGHT AND EVERYONE PLAYS THEIR PART, WE CAN GET BACK TO NORMAL 

DAVID WILL UPDATE US ON THE VACCINATIONS TOMORROW

QUESTIONS

HELEN: HAS THE GOVERNOR SIGNED A NEW STATE OF EMERGENCY?

HQ: AS WE SPEAK

HELEN: ONE SEC, GOT LOADS OF NOTES. CLARIFICATIONS ON TRAVEL EXEMPTIONS FOR STUDENTS?

DR AL: SHOULDN’T BE ANY TROUBLE TRAVELING BACK. GET IN TOUCH WITH THE DEPT FOR ED, IF YOU NEED HELP.

SAM: YOU MENTIONED HOSPITAL CAPACITY WAS LOW. WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE COVID WARD?

DA: AT THE MOMENT WE ARE USING SIDE ROOMS AS WE ONLY HAVE ONE PATIENT. ANY STAFF GOING IN OR OUT ARE USING PPE.

IF THERE IS A WIDER OUTBREAK WE WILL START CLOSING INDIVIDUAL WARDS

SAM: WILL YOU INCREASE VACCINATION ROLLOUT?

DA: THEY ARE STAGED, WE ROLL THEM OUT AS WE CAN GET THEM. WE CAN GET 6 DOSES FROM A VILE SO SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO MORE

LEANNE: SHARED CUSTODY CLARIFICATION?

HQ: DROP THE KID AT THE DOORSTEP, BE RESPONSIBLE, DON’T GO IN FOR A BREW

LEANNE: UPDATE ON OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS?

DA: ELECTIVE SURGERY DECISION WAS BASED ON SECURING BED CAPACITY AT NOBLES, IT WILL BE REVIEWED TONIGHT

PAUL: FACEMASKS FOR KIDS?

IF YOU CAN, AND YOUR CHILD WILL, THEN YES. 

PAUL: GOV EMPLOYEES ARE BEING TOLD THEY NEED TO TAKE UNPAID LEAVE IF THEY WANT TO SHIELD?

HQ: NEWS TO ME. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO WFH. WILL FIND OUT MORE FOR TOMORROW

PAUL: HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU NEED TO COME FORWARD FROM THE WINE BAR TO GET A FULL HOUSE?

DA: THIS IS THE POINT OF HAVING A 21 DAY CIRCUIT BREAKER, STOPS THE SPREAD IN CASE, EVERYONE, DOESN’T COME FORWARD 

DR H: WE CAN’T COMPEL PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD AND HAVE TESTS. WE CAN’T BE SURE WE’LL GET EVERYONE SO 21 DAYS WILL PICK IT UP.

WE DON’T HAVE PRECISE NUMBERS FROM SECOND NIGHT, BUT WE ARE GETTING AN EXTREMELY GOOD RESPONSE. 

HQ. ACTUALLY HELEN WE DON’T NEED STATE OF EMERGENCY, WE HAVE NEW LAWS

TIM: YOU GOT THE WRONG ADDRESS FOR THE MAJESTIC GUYS 

ALSO, TRUTH CONFIRMED A STAFF MEMBER TESTED POSITIVE. IS THIS THE SOURCE?

DR H: CAN’T COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL CASES. 

HQ: OF THE 10, IT’S 10 PEOPLE RELATED TO THE CLUSTER. IT’S 4 OR 5, THE REST ARE DAY 1 RETURNING TRAVELLERS

TIM: ARE WE STILL PLAYING ‘IT’S NOT IN THE COMMUNITY’ CARD?

DA: WE’RE LOOKING AT IT AND WILL UPDATE FIGURES

SIMON: WHEN WILL YOU FIND OUT IF ANY OF THE CASES ARE THE NEW VARIANT? IF IT IS THE NEW VARIANT WILL 3 WEEKS BE LONG ENOUGH?

DR H: VARIANT SHOULDN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO TIME. RESULTS SHOULD BE BACK END OF THIS WEEK OR THE BEGINNING OF NEXT

SIMON: BUILDING SUPPLIES ALLOWED TO STAY OPEN BUT CONSTRUCTION SHUT DOWN?

HQ: SAME AS LAST TIME. YOUR COOKER MIGHT BREAK DOWN 

THANKS, MEDIA X

CLOSING

TIA FOR DETERMINATION AND RESOLVE 

WE DID IT BEFORE WE CAN DO IT AGAIN 

WASH YOUR HANDS

CALL 111 IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

STAY SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, STAY AT HOME