HQ, DAVID, DR AL AND DR HENNY

WELL GOOD EVENING EVERYONE

NUMBERS

  • 5 NEW CASES

    • 1 = CREW MEMBER OF STEAM PACKET

    • 4 = ONE CLOSE CONTACT AND THREE CHILDREN

  • CONTACT TRACING CONTINUES

  • ACTIVE CASES 15

VACCINES

DON’T SAY YOU’RE HOUSEBOUND IF YOU’RE NOT. IT SLOWS IT DOWN FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE *ACTUALLY* HOUSEBOUND

IF PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED FOR HOUSEBOUND VACCINES BUT THEY CAN GET TO A HUB VIA FRIEND OR FAMILY LET 111 KNOW

THE TEAM ARE OPERATING 5 DAYS A WEEK. ONLY THOSE WHO ARE GENUINELY HOUSEBOUND TO HAVE VAX AT HOME

LEARNING DISABILITY

DOWN SYNDROME GROUP 4

ADULTS 16 65 CLINICALLY VULNERABLE GROUP 6

PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES GROUP 4

DELIVERED AT GREENFIELD PARK/TALL TREES DAY SERVICES COMPLEX

VAX OVER THREE DAYS LATE MARCH

UPDATE

COMIN MET THIS MORNING – SITCH IS VERY SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY

EARLY DAYS, LINKED TO ONE CLUSTER

NO NASTY SURPRISES = NO RESTRICTIONS TO ISLAND LIFE 

WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED OVER THE WEEKEND IF ANYTHING CHANGES

ISOLATION AND TESTING ARE UNDERWAY

CONTACT TRACING TEAM HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY ‘LOW RISK’ LOCATIONS 

WE ARE FOLLOWING SAME PROTOCOLS AS NYE, ‘LOW RISK’ VENUE LISTS ARE PUBLISHED TO ENCOURAGE EXTRA VIGILANCE

AND WE WANNA MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE AWARE TO LOOK OUT FOR SYMPTOMS

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS CALL 111 – ESPECIALLY IF YOU’VE BEEN TO ANY OF THE ‘LOW RISK’ LOCATIONS

ALL OF THE LOCATIONS WE HAVE PUBLISHED DO NOT POSE A SIGNIFICANT RISK TO THE PUBLIC

DR AL

CONTACT TRACING HAVE IDENTIFIED TWO ‘LOW RISK’ LOCATIONS IN THE EDUCATION SETTING 

12TH FEB

NUMBER 31 BUS 8AM – 8.45AM AND 3.45PM – 4.15PM

BALLA 8.45AM – 3.45PM

SMALL GROUP OF CONTACTS – ALL HAVE BEEN OFFERED TESTS 

THANKS TO THE TRACING TEAM 

ALL SCHOOLS WILL OPEN AS NORMAL ON MONDAY

REMAIN VIGILANT IF ANY PUPILS SHOW SYMPTOMS STAY AT HOME CALL 111

HQ

REMEMBER RISK IS LOW

SMALL NUMBER OF LOCATIONS THAT ARE HIGH RISK HAVE BEEN CONTACTED DIRECT 

DR HENNY

ONE CLUSTER

CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM – 10 DAYS SINCE INDEX CASE

WEEK TODAY SINCE POSITIVE CONTACTS WERE IN SCHOOL

CASES WOULD HAVE STARTED TO EMERGE BY NOW

IT INCLUDES POSITIVE CASES FROM UK BASE

SHARING WHAT WE KNOW WITH HEALTH IN UK

WE FOLLOW ECDC PROTOCOLS

CONTACT TRACING TEAM ARE FUNDAMENTAL

HOW WE DEFINE RISK

POSITIVE CASE SPENDING TIME IN A PUB – RED FLAG COULD BE A SUPER SPREADER EVENT

HOWEVER, BEHAVIOUR OF POSITIVE CASE IS KEY TO THAT;

  • IF THEY GO TO THE PUB AND NURSE A PINT FOR A FEW HOURS (LOW RISK)

  • IF THEY GO TO THE PUB AND HIT THE KARAOKE AND HANG OUT WITH LOTS OF PEOPLE (HIGH RISK)

HQ ADDRESSES THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – THE STEAM PACKET ISOLATION RULES 

IOM GOV POSITION: 

  • STEAM PACKET HAS BEEN ISSUED WITH A KEY WORKER ENTRY CERTIFICATE FOR IOM AND UK BASED CREW

  • THIS IS AN EXEMPTION TO RONA REGS THAT ENSURE CREW CAN TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE ISLAND

  • CLEAR CONDITIONS IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY

  • CONDITIONS APPLY ONLY TO CREW AND NOT OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS. KIDS CAN STILL GO TO SCHOOL. CREW MUST WEAR PPE ON THEIR SHIFT

  • MOST IMPORTANT CONDITION IS MODIFIED SELF ISOLATION. CREW CAN TRAVEL DIRECTLY BETWEEN VESSEL AND ACCOMMODATION. BUT MUST ISOLATE OUTSIDE OF WORK – NO PUBS OR RESTAURANTS

  • INVESTIGATIONS UNDERWAY. GOV AND STEAM PACKET ARE MEETING TO DISCUSS NEXT WEEK

THANKS FOR BRINGING IN THE FOOD FOR THE LAST 11 MONTHS THO GUYS, YOU’VE BEEN A LIFELINE 

QUESTIONS

JOSH – SO CREW MEMBERS HAVE NOT BEEN ADHERING TO THE DIRECTION NOTICES?

HQ – THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY (COMPUTER SAYS NO)

JOSH – SEEMS THERE HAS BEEN A COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN, WHY HAS IT TAKEN THIS LONG TO IDENTIFY THE ISSUES? WEREN’T STAFF BEING CHECKED?

HQ – THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY (COMPUTER SAYS NO)

JOSH – WHEN WILL YOU KNOW MORE?

HQ – MON – TUES WHEN WE HAVE CLEARER PICTURE

DAVID – IT WILL BE THE WEEKEND FOR CONTACT TRACING TO KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN CONTAINED. WE’VE FOUND NOTHING THAT’S UNEXPECTED ATM.

DR HENNY – CHAINS OF TRANSMISSION HAVE ENDED AS 14 DAYS FROM DAY ONE OF POSITIVE TEST, WE ARE BEGINNING TO GET TO THAT POINT. 

ROB – ANY SA OR KENT VARIANTS?

DR HENNY – TAKES A WEEK FOR RESULTS, BUT I IMAGINE IT’S THE KENT VARIANT AS IT’S THE MAIN ONE IN THE UK AND WE ARE SEEING SHORTER INTERVAL BETWEEN SYMPTOMS SHOWING. BUT WAITING FOR RESULTS

ROB – DR AL, CAN YOU GIVE US MORE DETAILS ON HOW YOU’RE ADVISING SCHOOLS?

DR AL – CONTACT TRACING HAS BEEN ALL OVER IT. THEY ARE WORKING ON A WINDOW OF ANY CONTACTS WHICH IS GRADUALLY BUILDING A PICTURE. NO OTHER SCHOOLS ARE IMPLICATED AT THIS TIME. IF YOU’RE CHILD STARTS TO SHOW SYMPTOMS, CALL 111

TIM – THE GOV IDENTIFIED THE LOW-RISK CLUSTER OF 1886 COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION, IF THIS SITUATION IS SIMILAR WHY HAVE WE NOT GOT MASKS INTRODUCED ETC?

DR HENNY – CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING – 1886 WAS GUARDED AS COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION BUT IT WASN’T, IT WAS STILL IDENTIFIED CHAINS OF TRANSMISSION. 

NO SPORADIC CASES SO WE DON’T NEED TO INTRODUCE MEASURES. IF WE GET A SURPRISE CASE, THAT’S WHEN WE SKIP SECOND BASE AND GO STRAIGHT IN HARD AND FAST 

DAVID – PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR TIMELINES CONFUSED, WE DIDN’T RECOMMEND THAT WITH THE 1886 CLUSTER, MASKS + DISTANCING CAME IN LATER. 

AL BELL – STEAM PACKET, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY STAFF HAVE TO STAY IN THIS MODIFIED ISOLATION?

HQ – I DON’T HAVE THE FIGURES, I’LL TRY TO THO 

AL BELL – HOW CAN YOU EXPECT SPCo STAFF TO LIVE LIFE IN NEAR CONSTANT QUARANTINE?

HQ – SHIFT WORK, SO MANY WEEKS ON SO MANY WEEKS OFF? UNFAIR TO PREJUDGE UNTIL WE HAVE THE DETAILS FROM THE INVESTIGATION. 

AL BELL – WHEN WILL WE KNOW?

HQ – COMPUTER SAYS NO 

AL BELL – LANCET JOURNAL ARE RECOMMENDING LONGER GAPS BETWEEN JABS. WHEN WILL GOV CATCH UP?

HQ – WAITING ON PEER REVIEW

DAVID – IT’S GETTING LOOKED AT BY OUR CLINICAL ADVISORY GROUP, GOT LOOKED AT YESTERDAY.

ASHY TEASED AN UPDATE ON VACCINE POLICY NEXT WEEK. MADE IT SOUND LIKE HE IS LAUNCHING A NEW ALBUM 

DR HENNY – TO SUMMARISE THREE REASONS AS TO WHY WE WOULD HAVE TO MOVE TO THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. HIGH LEVEL OF INFECTION

  2. CONCERNED ABOUT SUPPLY

  3. IF THERE’S A BENEFIT

BUT WE DON’T HAVE THOSE PROBLEMS

HQ – WE WILL ANNOUNCE EARLY NEXT WEEK IF WE HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE

SAM – TUESDAY IN HOUSE OF KEYS, YOU SAID YOU’D CHECKED THE STEAM PACKET YOURSELF, YOU’VE EITHER TOLD US THE WRONG THING OR THEY’VE SAID THE WRONG THING?

HQ – I WAS CHECKING DIRECTION NOTICES FOR PASSENGERS COMING OFF THE BOAT, NOT ALLOWED ON THE BOAT SAM. I SAID TO MR ROBERTSHAW AT THE TIME THAT WE’D LOOK INTO VACCINES FOR STEAM PACKET. *HQ MAKES DIG AT MEDIA* 

SAM – VACCINES DAVID, IF WE MOVED THE VACCINE DOSE TIME. WILL IT CHANGE THE DELIVERY SCHEDULE?

DAVID – IT’LL PUSH IT BACK TWO WEEKS, WON’T HAVE THAT MUCH IMPACT ON TIME SCALE.

SIMON – DAVID ON VAX PROGRAMME, WE’VE VAXXED 15,000 PEOPLE, HAVE YOU HAD ANY PEOPLE NOT WANTING IT OR IF PEOPLE WANT SPECIFIC VACCINE?

DAVID – WE HAVE HAD HIGH TAKE UP ON THE VACCINE. WE HAVE HAD A FEW NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE REQUESTED SPECIFIC VACCINES BUT UNLESS IT’S A MEDICAL REQUIREMENT THEN YOU CAN’T CHOOSE.

SIMON – HOWS THE SUPPLY OF VACCINE?

DAVID – SUPPLY HAS BEEN AS EXPECTED, WE HAVE HAD SOME BUMPS BUT THAT’S BEEN SORTED NOW.

PAUL – DAVID, THE NEW STEAM PACKET CASE ARE THEY LINKED TO THE OTHER STEAM PACKET CASE?

DAVID – YES LINKED, CO-WORKER, THEY CAME UP THROUGH CONTACT TRACING 

PAUL – OVER 9 MONTHS THERE HAVE APPARENTLY BEEN A NUMBER OF CASES. YOU APPARENTLY HAD A MEETING WITH SPC THIS MORNING?

DR HENNY – MEETING IS NEXT WEEK BUT WE’VE HAD DISCUSSIONS.

PAUL – SO ARE THEY ISOLATING OR NOT?

DAVID – ENTRY CERTIFICATE IS APPROPRIATE MEASURE (COMPUTER SAYS NO)

HQ – FASTYR MIE

HELEN – IT’S GOOD EVENING ACTUALLY

HELEN – DEFINE LOW RISK…

DR HENNY – CLOSE CONTACTS ARE DEFINED BY HOW LONG THEY’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH CASE, BEHAVIOUR, INDOORS, OUTDOORS ETC ETC ETC.

HELEN – DR AL, HOW MANY CHILDREN AT BALLA ARE ISOLATING?

DR AL – 10 FAMILIES ISOLATING AS WELL AS THE CASE.

HELEN – HOW SOON WERE THE FAMILIES NOTIFIED?

DR AL – THEY WERE NOTIFIED STRAIGHT AWAY, UNFORTUNATELY, IT HAS SPREAD TO A YOUNG PERSON. WE IDENTIFIED FRIDAY AS WHEN THEY COULD HAVE STARTED TO HAVE SYMPTOMS. WE ARE LIAISING WITH THEM VERY QUICKLY. CONTACT TRACING ARE BEING VERY SENSITIVE AND SYMPATHETIC.

HQ – WE’VE SAID THIS IS LOW RISK, BUT WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW SO THAT THEY CAN BE VIGILANT.

CLOSING

DON’T WANT TO HAVE A BRIEFING THIS WEEKEND UNLESS THE SITUATION CHANGES

HAVE A GOOD ONE 

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