HOWARD, ASHY, HENNY 

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE 

WE HAVE COVID ON THE ISLAND  

NOT RELATED TO TRAVEL

SITUATION UPDATE

ON TUESDAY AN INDIVIDUAL CONTACTED 111 TO REPORT SYMPTOMS 

OFFERED A TEST AND WENT INTO SELF ISO 

LATE YESTERDAY THE RESULT CAME BACK AS POSITIVE 

THE REST OF THE HOUSE WERE THEN TESTED

THEN CONTACT TRACING FIRED UP 

15 CLOSE CONTACTS HAVE NOW UNDERGONE TESTING 

6 POSITIVE CASES – CLEAR TRACE OF TRANSMISSION 

SINGLE CLUSTER – NO UNEXPLAINED CASES IN THE COMMUNITY 

ENCOURAGING, BUT EARLY DAYS 

EVERYONE IN SELF ISO FOR 21 DAYS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE 

6 ADDITIONAL RESULTS = MORE CONTACT TRACING 

SWAB AND LAB SQUADS STAND READY 

LOCATIONS OF INTEREST LIST BEING COMPLIED. WE’LL DROP IT LATER TONIGHT (GEF WILL SHARE IT)

INDEX CASE WAS A STEAMY P STAFF MEMBER WHO WORKED ON THE BEN (BUT NOT IN CUSTOMER FACING ROLE) 

CLEARLY THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE TO IDENTIFY HOW THE SITUATION HAS ARISEN 

WE KNOW MOST POSITIVE CASES COME FROM RETURNING RESIDENTS 

A WEEK AGO, COMIN ASKED FOR A PAPER ON VACCINATING STEAM PACKET WORKERS

THE LADS HAVE AGREED IT IS A SENSIBLE MOVE TO VACCINATE STEAM PACKET WORKERS, MEZERON, FREIGHT GUYS AND LOGANAIR STAFF

GROWING EVIDENCE IS THAT THE VACCINE MAY REDUCE TRANSMISSION, THOUGH DETAIL TBC

COMIN AGREED TO ADD A LAYER OF PROTECTION AROUND FREIGHT KEY WORKERS

QUESTION IS, WHAT ACTION IF ANY?

COMIN HAVE MET TWICE TODAY. WE HAVE DECIDED THAT WE WILL NOT BE BRINGING IN ANY RESTRICTIONS TODAY 

COMIN WILL MEET AGAIN TOMORROW. COMIN CAN ONLY GO ON THE FACTS 

WE’RE NOT TELLING YOU TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR BEHAVIOUR, BUT YOU MAY CHOOSE TO DO SO. RESPECT PEOPLE IF THEY WEAR MASKS AND STAY AWAY FROM YOU 

DAVID 

HI GUYS, I’M HERE FOR REINFORCEMENT 

NOTHING UNEXPLAINED 👍

CONTACT TRACING TAKES TIME

SURVEILLANCE SWABBING OF STEAM PACKET STAFF UNDERWAY 

IF YOU’VE GOT SYMPTOMS, CALL 111

QUESTIONS 

ROB: HOW MANY DAYS FOR CONTACT TRACING, HOW LONG WITH IT TAKE?

HQ: TEAM ARE FLAT OUT, WE’LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER UPDATE TOMORROW. IF IT TAKES A FEW DAYS, SO BE IT

HENNY: LIKELY TO RUN INTO THE WEEKEND. EMERGING SITUATION. SHOULD BE CLEARER WHEN WE GET INTO THE WEEKEND 

TIM: CHRIS GROBERTSHAW WAS ON THE MOANING LINE ABOUT STEAM PACKET STAFF GETTING A VACCINE ASTOUNDED THEY HAVEN’T HAD IT YET

HQ: IT WASN’T THE ADVICE OF OUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO VACCINATE. WHAT WE LOOKED AT WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SEA LINKS, SO WE CAN GIVE PROTECTION TO ENSURE THERE ISN’T A MASS OUTBREAK. VACCINATION WILL NOT STOP SPREAD, KEY DEFENCE IS FOLLOWING THE RULES 

DA: I KEEP HEARING THIS 67% FIGURE *BANDIED* ABOUT. WE DON’T YET HAVE FIRM SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

DR HENNY: ANYBODY WHO MAKES A STATEMENT THAT VACCINATION REDUCES TRANSMISSION IS MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT. SOMETHING ABOUT SWIZZ CHEESE INTERVENTIONS

TIM: WE’VE ALWAYS SAID MANX SOLUTIONS TO MANX PROBLEMS. WHY ARE WE COMPARING OURSELVES TO OTHERS. CLOSING THE DOOR AFTER THE HORSE HAS BOLTED?

HQ: VACCINATION MAY HELP, UNFAIR TO SAY IT IS A KNEE JERK. WE HAVE COME UP WITH A SOLUTION THAT IS RIGHT FOR THE ISLAND 

TIM (SLIPPING IN WITH A THIRD): CAN YOU CLEAR UP WHAT IS GOING ON WITH PEEL SILT WORKERS?

HQ: CONTACT THE POLICE IF YOU THINK THERE ARE RULE BREAKERS

AL BELL: RISK OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION ARGUABLY INCREASED. SHOULD THERE NOT BE MORE CLEAR ADVICE SO PEOPLE CAN LOWER PERSONAL RISK?

HQ: IF YOU WISH TO DO CERTAIN THINGS, OTHERS SHOULD RESPECT 

DA: IF I MAY CM. DEALING WITH A DEFINED CLUSTERS. FACE MASK NOT BELIEVED TO BE NECESSARY. VERY DEFINED – LIKE 1886 CLUSTER 

AL BELL: LESS THAN 3 WEEKS CLEAR OF LATEST LOCKDOWN. IF RESTRICTIONS ARE INTRODUCED, PEOPLE STICK TO THE RULES?

HQ: PEOPLE OF MANN APPRECIATE THE FREEDOMS ENJOYED, AND KNOW WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET BACK TO NORMAL 

SAM: WHAT IS THE PROTOCOL FOR STEAM PACKET STAFF?

HQ: FINISH YOUR SHIFT, GO HOME AND SELF ISOLATE WITH FAMILY 

DR HENNY: DIRECTION NOTICES SUPPORT THAT. BUT SUBJECT TO ONGOING INVESTIGATION 

SAM: WHEN WILL STEAM PACKET STAFF BE VACCINATED? AND WILL YOU DO OTHER KEY WORKERS?

HQ: JUST THE STEAM PACKET AND OTHER FREIGHT. THE VAX TEAM WILL WORK ON A PLAN 

SIMON: VACCINATIONS – WE’VE ADMISITEEED 17.5 PER 100 WHEREAS GIBRALTAR HAVE COMPLETED 80. 5 PER 100. ARE THEY GETTING MORE TO RUB SPAIN’S NOSE IN IT?

DA: THEY ARE RECEIVING THE SAME AS US FROM THE UK. NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE OTHER PLANS WITH EU. WE’RE PRETTY MUCH LEVEL PEGGING WITH THE UK.

HAVEN’T LOOKED INTO GIB’S VACCINATION PROGRAMME. 

SIMON: WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PANIC BUYING SCUM?

HQ: IT’S WELL IRRESPONSIBLE. NO NEED FOR IT. BAD FOR YOUR POCKET AND BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR YOUR NEIGHBOUR 

PAUL: PRE QUESTION – DR HENNY – STEAM PACKET CREWS HAVE NOT BEEN ISOLATING WHEN THEY COME OFF DUTY – THIS IS NOT THE CASE

DR HENNY: WELL I HAD A MEETING WITH THEM 

I THINK YOU’LL ALSO FIND THAT WHAT THEY HAVE SAID IN THEIR PRESS RELEASE IS NOT IN LINE WITH THE DIRECTION LETTER FROM THE GOVERNMENT 

PAUL: WHERE TF IS LIST LADS? CAN’T BE THAT HARD, EVEN I KNOW SOME OF LOCATIONS…

HQ: PROTOCOLS PAUL. WE DON’T WANNA PANIC PEOPLE PAUL 

DA: IF I MAY. CONTACT TRACING NEED TO DO A PROPER INVESTIGATION TO WORK OUT WHICH VENUES ARE HIGH RISK. VERY DEFINED PROCESS.

DR HENNY: PROCESS LINKS WITH THE COMMENTS I MADE EARLIER ABOUT BEING SYSTEMATIC. NEED TO PRIORITISE HIGH RISK. IF PEOPLE DEVELOP SYMPTOMS THEY SHOULD CONTACT 111 FOR ADVICE. 

JOSH: YOU SAID COMIN MET TWICE, WHAT WILL MAKE YOU CHANGE THE RULES?

HQ: IF WE GET AN UNEXPLAINED CASE. 

THE 1886 OUTBREAK, WE CLAMPED DOWN ON IT PRETTY HANDY. BUT THEN LATER THERE WERE UNEXPLAINED CASES, SO CIRCUIT BREAKER CLEARED THE SITUATION. 

ALL CASES HAVE A CLEAR RELATIONSHIP. BUT STILL EARLY DAYS. 

JOSH: HOW CLOSE WAS COMIN TO BRINGING IN ANY SORT FOR RULES TODAY?

HQ: WE WERE CONCERNED BUT WE COULD FOLLOW THE LINKS. NEVER SAY NEVER, MEETING TOMORROW

CLOSING

THANKS 

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IS THE FRONT LINE IN THE FIGHT 

IF YOU DEVELOP ANY SYMPTOMS SELF ISOLATE AND CALL 11

WE’D RATHER BE SAFE THAN SORRY 

CYA TOMORROW