DAVID, DR AL, DR HENNY 

THE CHIEF IS BUSY THIS AFTERNOON

NUMBERS

  • 0 NEW CASES

  • 10 AWAITING RESULTS 

  • ACTIVE CASES DOWN TO 30 

DR HENNY ON THE SITUATION 

GOOD NEWS – NO SURPRISE / UNEXPLAINED CASES 

CONFIDENT WE HAVE CONTAINED THE TRANSMISSION CHAINS 

AS LONG THERE ARE NO NASTY SURPRISES, WE CAN LIFT RESTRICTIONS ON MONDAY 

WE ARE STILL AT RISK OF IMPORTED CASES 

ONLY TRAVEL IF YOU REALLY NEED TO, AND FOLLOW THE RULES IF YOU DO 

STAY VIGILANT FOR SYMPTOMS 

CARRY ON WASHING YOUR HANDS

NOT OUT OF THE WOODS. UP TO US ALL TO STAY COVID SECURE

DAVID 

14 DAYS WITH NO COMMUNITY SPREAD 🥳

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE FOR STICKING TO THE RULES. STICK AT IT FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK 

DR AL ON SCHOOLS

THANKS TO PARENTS AND MANX YOUNGLINGS FOR THEIR PATIENCE 

THANKS TO THE SPIRIT THAT BINDS OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER, EVERYONE HAS DONE THE RIGHT THING 

LET’S KEEP OUR DEFENCES UP THIS WEEK 

THURSDAY – HUB STUDENTS WILL MOVE BACK TO NORMAL SCHOOLS

THANKS TO CARETAKERS AND CLEANERS TOO 

TEACHERS HAVE OFFERED REMOTE LEARNING – TREMENDOUS COMPLIMENTS FROM FAMILIES – TEACHERS HAVE BEEN CREATIVE AND KEPT LEARNING FUN 

TEACHERS WILL BE BUSY GETTING THEIR CLASSROOMS READY OF THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 

DAVID 

AND MY THANKS TO EVERYONE IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM “PHENOMENAL”

BIG THANKS TO THE MANX PANDEMIC PARENTS HOME SCHOOLING AND WFH

IT’S BEEN HARD FOR PEOPLE TO BE SEPERATED FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS

AFTER WHAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH IT’S OK TO FEEL DIFFERENTLY 

WE’VE BEEN ON AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, YOU MIGHT BE FEELING ANXIOUS 

IT’S NATURAL, FOR KIDS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO FEEL THIS WAY 

LET’S SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND MAKE IT WORK 

THANKS EVERYONE. STILL A WAY TO GO, WITH A FAIR WIND WE’LL HOPEFULLY BE BACK TO NORMAL NEXT WEEK 

WE’RE AT THE FINAL HURDLE SO WE CAN’T LET DOWN OUR GUARD 


DAVID’S SCAMMER SMACK DOWN

ON A SAD NOTE. WE’VE GOT SOME SCAMMERS ON THE LOOSE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR PERSONAL DETAILS CALLING OLDER PEOPLE AND EXPLOITING THE VACCINE ROLL OUT- THESE PEOPLE ARE THE WORST OF HUMANITY 

“I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPRESS THE DISGUST I FEEL”

STAY ON YOUR GUARD AND REMAIN VIGILANT 

QUESTIONS 

AL BELL: ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SUPPLIES FROM EU?

DAVID: WE KNEW WE’D GET SOME PHIXER DISRUPTIONS BCOS THEY ARE WORKING ON THE PLANT. NO DISRUPTIONS TO OXFORD. DELIVERIES SCHEDULES CHANGE BUT WE’RE GETTING WHAT WE EXPECTED. SITUATION WITH DELIVERIES IS ALWAYS FLUID.

AL BELL: BORIS’S HOTELS? WILL YOU FOLLOW SUIT?

DAVID: NO, WE’RE NOT ALLOWING FREE MOVEMENT, WE ALREADY HAVE A STRICT ENTRY REGIME 

SAM:  PERSON HAS BEEN ON, DUE TO HAVE PROCEDURE TOMORROW, NOW THEY’VE BEEN TOLD IT’S OVER THE PHONE?

DAVID: WE CAN’T DO INVASIVE PROCEDURES OVER THE PHONE, LOL.

WE’LL TAKE A STAGED APPROACH TO TURN ELECTIVE PROCEDURES BACK ON. HOPE IT’LL BE NEXT WEEK ONWARDS. 

SAM: HOW WILL YOU SUPPORT KIDS WHO’VE SUFFERED HOMESCHOOLING AND  HAVE ADDITIONAL NEEDS?

DR AL: WE’LL TRY AND HELP, SPEAK TO YOUR HEAD TEACHERS. 5 EDUCATIONAL PHYCOLOGISTS WHO CAN PINPOINT PROBLEMS AND DEAL WITH ISSUES QUICKLY

ROB: TRANSPORT FROM RAMSEY TO THE AIRPORT FOR VACCINE?

DAVID: USE FRIENDS AND FAMILY, ACCESS TO PATIENT TRANSPORT FOR THOSE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES. REGULAR BUS SERVICES, ADVICE ON DOI WEBSITE 

ROB: WILL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BE MANDATORY?

DR AL: CONFIDENT WE’RE ON TOP OF THE SPREAD AND WANT EVERYONE TO COME BACK ON THE 1ST. IF THERE ARE PARENTS OR STUDENTS THAT ARE ANXIOUS, SPEAK TO YOUR TEACHERS NEXT WEEK. PUPILS WELCOME TO WEAR MASKS IF IT MAKES THEM FEEL SAFE. 

SIMON: BORDERS, SOME ARE CALLING FOR A CLEARER STRATEGY AND TIMESCALES?

DAVID: BORDER FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT STILL OUT THERE AND APPLICABLE. TIMESCALES ARE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE UK SITUATION. FIRST REAL REVIEW POINT WILL BE WHEN ELDERLY ARE VACCINATED. I KNOW IT’S FRUSTRATING FOR BUSINESS BUT THINK  IT’S IMPORTANT THAT MEASURES STAY IN PLACE TO PROTECT IOM.

DR AL: I AGREE DAVE. NEW ZEALAND HAVE THE SAME SITUATION. IOM WE’RE CONCENTRATING ON THE HEALTH OF THE NATION AND PROTECTING LOCAL ECONOMY AT A TIME OF GLOBAL MELTDOWN. BORDERS ARE OUR BEST PROTECTION. 

SIMON: CALLS FOR TEACHERS TO BE PRIORITISED FOR TEACHERS?

DR AL: WE’VE DISCUSSED THIS ALREADY, WE HAVE AN AMBITIOUS ROLL OUT PROGRAMME TO PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE MOST AT RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS OR DEATH. IF WE GET MORE VACCINE WE WILL LOOK AT IT. 

TESSA: HOW MUCH DID THE VACCINATION CENTRE COST?

DAVID: STILL COUNTING, BUT WILL RELEASE THE FIGURES WHEN WE HAVE FINISHED. 

TESSA: ARE ALL STAFF ALLOWED TO GO INTO SCHOOLS TO PREP CLASSES OVER THE WEEKEND?

DR AL: THEY CAN BUT NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WEAR MASKS. THEY ARE KEEPING THEIR SCHOOLS SAFE 

PAUL M: STUDENTS GOING BACK TO UNI, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND DOCTOR? SHOULD THEY STAY OR SHOULD THEY GO NOW?

DR AL: GOOD QUESTION PAUL. 

SOME HAVE DECIDED TO STAY ON ISLAND, SOME HAVE DECIDED TO GO BACK. DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF COURSE. SO IT’S INDIVIDUAL BASIS. WE’LL ASSIST STUDENTS WHERE POSSIBLE, BUT THEY NEED TO QUARANTINE ETC 

STUDENTS WERE SUPER RESPONSIBLE AT CHRISTMAS, BEHAVED IMPECCABLY

MOULTON: WHEN WILL WE KNOW MONDAY IS DEFO OPENING UP DAY?

DAVID: 99.9% ON FRIDAY 

MOULTON: YOU’RE NOT GONNA DROP ANOTHER NYE STYLE ANNOUNCEMENT ARE YOU?

DAVID: CAN NEVER RULE OUT SOMETHING EMERGING, IT’S AN INVISIBLE VIRUS. COMIN WILL APPROVE NEXT PHASE LATER THIS WEEK. 

PAUL H: LAPTOPS FOR SCHOOLS?

DR AL: YEAH WE IMPROVED ON THIS AFTER THE LAST LOCKDOWN.

CLOSING

THANKS FOR STICKING TO THE RULES GUYS 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

NORMALITY IS  ON THE HORIZON 

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE TRANSITION LATER IN THE WEEK

STAY SAFE

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