DAVID + HENNY

AFTERNOON 

HOWARD IS WASHING HIS HAIR 

NUMBERS

  • 7 AWAITING RESULTS 

  • 27 ACTIVE CASES 

  • 6 NEW CASES IN THE PAST 24HOURS

HENNY

25 OF THE 27 CASES ARE LINKED TO THE ONE CLUSTER

OTHER 2 ARE RETURNING TRAVELLERS

6 CASES YESTERDAY WERE CLOSE HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS OR CLOSE NON HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS 

DAVID

THANKS FOR THE DETAIL 

TEST + TRACE = CLEAR IDEA OF WHERE CONTACTS HAVE BEEN SO WE CAN IDENTIFY LOW RISK VENUES 

JAVA (NOODLES AND COFFEE) WAS AS ONE OF THE VENUES – AT THE WEEKEND SOMEONE CONTACTED 111 WITH SYMPTOMS. IMMEDIATE SELF ISO, TEST CAME BACK POSITIVE ON SUNDAY. 

THE DECISION WAS TAKEN- AS A PRECAUTION – TO ASK EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE TO SELF ISOLATE AND GET A TEST

THIS SURVEILLANCE TESTING HELPS US TO WORK OUT IF THERE IS A BROADER ISSUE 

WORD TRAVELS QUICKLY ON THIS LITTLE ROCK 

FROM JAVA – 136 PEOPLE CALLED 111. 124 TESTS HAVE COME BACK NEGATIVE. ENCOURAGING SIGNS. 

THANKS TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO CAME FORWARD AND TO CUSTOMERS AND STAFF 

OUR RESPONSE TO THREAT IS ABOUT BALANCING RISK. “LOW RISK” DOES NOT EQUAL “NO RISK” 

WE BALANCE HEALTH RISK AGAINST SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT. 50 SHADES OF GREY AS OPPOSED TO BLACK AND WHITE

NO UNEXPLAINED CASES, AS YET. COMFORTING. 

WE’LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR IT 

VACCINATIONS 

SCORES IN THE DOORS;

  • 18,000 DOSES

  • 1,300 FIRST DOSES

  • 5,000 SECOND DOSES 

REVIEWING EMERGING EVIDENCE ON TIME BETWEEN 1ST AND 2ND DOSE

VACCINE 76% EFFECTIVE FIRST DOSE

EXTENDING TIME PERIOD FOR 2ND DOSE DOES NOT IMPACT EFFECTIVENESS 

ON THE IOM WE’LL BE EXTENDING TIME BETWEEN OXFORD JABS TO 10 WEEKS

THIS MEANS THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL RECEIVE FIRST DOSE EARLIER

TEAM ARE DRAWING UP A NEW JABBING SCHEDULE

THE CHANGE WON’T AFFECT PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT 

DELIVERY OF VACCINE TO THE ISLAND REMAINS THE BIGGEST VARIABLE

VACCINES FOR TRANSPORT PROVIDERS FROM TOMORROW

  • PROTECTING STAFF FROM CRITICAL ILLNESS 

  • NEW CHAPTER WILL REDUCE BUT NOT ELIMINATE THE RISK THE VIRUS BEING IMPORTED TO THE ISLAND 

  • CREW MEMBERS WILL WEAR PPE FOR THE JAB AS WILL JAB SQUAD

  • HUB WILL BE DEEP CLEANED TOO 

  • VACCINATIONS WILL ALSO BE OFFERED TO MEZERON, LOGAN IAR, AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE 

THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED 

EXIT STRATEGY (FROM BORDER LOCKDOWN, NOT THE LOW RISK ESCAPE ROOM)

BEEN WORKING ON AN EXIT PLAN DOCUMENT. WHICH IS NOW IN IT’S FINAL STAGES

TAKING ONBOARD INPUT FROM TYNWALD BEFORE WE DROP THE FIRST DRAFT LATER THIS MONTH 

COMIN ARE EXCITED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU 

QUESTIONS 

HELEN: CAN GOV MIX BATCHES OF THE VACCINE?

DA: NO. YOU’LL GET THE SAME FOR BOTH DOSES 

HELEN: ARE COMIN CONSIDERING PLANS FOR A LIGHT LOCKDOWN?

DA: CHECK OUT THE STAY SAFE DOCUMENT. LOTS OF OPTIONS IN THERE, DEPENDS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES. SURPRISE CASES ETC 

JOSH: STEAM PACKET – HAVE RULES BEEN BROKEN? IS THERE AN UPDATE ON THE MEETINGS?

DA: FEELING THAT THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A FAULT SOMEWHERE IN THE PROTOCOLS. INVESTIGATIONS ONGOING, NO ONE RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT. 

ONGOING DISCUSSIONS, WE NEED A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION. WE CAN’T ISOLATE PEOPLE PERMANENTLY SO WE NEED TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT KEEPS EVERYONE SAFE 

JOSH: WHEN WILL THE PUBLICATION OF THE FINDINGS BE PUBLISHED?

DA: WE’LL TAKE OUR TIME AND GET IT RIGHT. WE’RE NOT GONNA RUSH IT. 

JOSH: STEAM PACKET VACCINATION?

DA: 70 VACCINATIONS TO BE DELIVERED. NEED TO BE CERTAIN AROUND THE MEDICAL HISTORY OF UK CREW. WE’LL MOVE AS SWIFTLY AS WE CAN TO GET THEM DONE THIS WEEK, BUT MIGHT BE NEXT WEEK

LEANNE: CAN WE EXPECT MORE HIGH RISK OR LOW RISK LOCATIONS?

HENNY: THERE SHOULDN’T BE AS THEY WERE ALL IN SELF ISOLATION.

LEANNE: ANY GENOMIC RESULTS?

HENNY: DUE THIS WEEK, WE WON’T BE SURPRISED IF THEY ARE KENT VARIANT 

TIM: CAN YOU SEE WHY THE PUBLIC ARE CONFUSED ABOUT THE STEAM PACKET MIXED MESSAGES?

HENNY: USE OF THE WORD ‘POTENTIALLY’ WAS LINKED TO SHIFT PATTERNS

THERE ARE MANY THINGS WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT STEAM PACKET PROTOCOL WHICH WERE NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR BEFORE. 

DA: LET’S CRACK ON WITH THE INVESTIGATION

TIM: HOW BIG DOES THE CLUSTER NEED TO GET BEFORE YOU TAKE FURTHER ACTION?

DA: NOT TO DO WITH THE SIZE OF THE CLUSTER, IT’S TO DO WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES. WE WILL GET CASES BECAUSE CONTACT TRACING HAVE DONE THEIR JOB. IF WE START SEEING CASES WITH NO IDENTIFIABLE LINK THEN IT CHANGES

HENNY: IT’S ABOUT CONTROL AND LINES OF TRANSMISSION, EVERY CASE IN CURRENT CLUSTER HAS A CLEAR LINK BACK TO THE INDEX

AL BELL: YESTERDAY BORIS ANNOUNCED A PLAN FOR GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. SUPPRESSION STRATEGY RATHER THAN ELIMINATION? ARE MINISTERS STARTING TO CONSIDER THAT WITHIN TIME WE’LL NEED TO CHANGE ELIMINATION STRATEGY?

DA: WE CAN’T KEEP THE BORDERS CLOSED FOREVER. IOM NEED TO PLAY OUR PART IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. INFECTION RATE IN THE UK AND IOM VACCINATION NUMBERS WILL BE KEY FACTORS IN NEW FRAMEWORK 

HOWEVER, UK DATES ARE ‘NO EARLIER THAN’ DATES. NOT GUARANTEED, DATES ARE POSSIBLES ONLY 

HENNY: MULTIPLE VARIABLES OVER TIME, THERE WILL BE ONGOING ISSUES WITH NEW VARIANTS GOING INTO THE AUTUMN. COVID IS GOING TO BE WITH US FOR THE LONG HAUL. 

DA: THERE WILL ALWAYS BE INTERIM STAGES. HOPEFULLY PUBLIC SHOULD SEE MORE IN THE EXIT PLAN

AL BELL: SO YOU’RE SAYING IOM MIGHT HAVE SOME SORT OF COVID RESTRICTION IN PLACE UNTIL AUTUMN?

DA: DEPENDS ON LOADS OF DIFFERENT FACTORS 

SAM: HOW MANY OF THE 10K VACCINES WE HAVE IN STOCK WILL BE MOVED TO FIRST DOSE TO RAMP UP THE PROGRAMME?

DA: NOT GONNA HAVE A MASSIVE IMPACT, AS SOME APPOINTMENTS ARE ALREADY BOOKED. OVER THE WHILE PROGRAMME IT SAVES US 2 WEEKS

SAM: ARE THE GOVERNMENT FEELING THE PRESSURE TO OPEN UP WITHIN THIS ADMINISTRATION AHEAD OF THE NEXT ELECTION?

DA: NO ELECTION CONSIDERATIONS AT PLAY, THE MEASURES ARE DECIDED IN TERMS OF HEALTH AND THE ECONOMY.

SAM: IF WE DON’T OPEN UP AT THE SAME TIME AS THE UK WILL WE MISS AN OPPORTUNITY?

DA: THERE ARE A LOT OF VARIABLES. MAIN THREE CONSIDERATIONS ARE HEALTH, ECONOMY AND SOCIAL. THERE ISN’T A FOURTH ONE AROUND ELECTION.

SIMON: HOW ARE GOV GETTING ON WITH THE STEAM PACKET?

DA: WE ARE THEIR SHAREHOLDER, THEY’VE BEEN A LIFELINE. WE JUST NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT WENT WRONG AND THEN LOOK TO THE FUTURE TO PROTECT THE ISLAND 

SIMON: HAVE SOME DR SURGERIES DECLINED TO TAKE PART IN VACCINATION PROGRAMME BECAUSE OF INSURANCE?

DA: EMPHASIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE HUB. HUGE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMME THAT SITS BEHIND IT.

SIMON: ARE YOU HAPPY THE VACCINATION PROGRAMME IS MOVING QUICKLY ENOUGH?

DA: IN THE TOP 10% OF COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE 

PAUL: THIS SITUATION WITH THE STEAM PACKET, YOU SAID THAT TECHNICALLY PEOPLE WERE BREAKING THE LAW…

DA: IN RELATION TO THE DIRECTION NOTICE THEY WEREN’T COMPLYING, BUT IT WAS A CORPORATE DIRECTION NOTICE 

PAUL: BUT IT’S ALL GONE WRONG HASN’T IT?

DA: WE NEED TO MEET AND RESOLVE VIA INVESTIGATION. KEY POINT IS THAT WE WORK HARD ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FUTURE 

PAUL: IS IT A POLICE INVESTIGATION?

DA: NO 

PAUL: WHY CAN THE STAFF GO BACK TO THE NOODLE BAR BUT NOT THE CUSTOMERS?

DA: HIGH RISK CONTACTS NEED TO BE ISOLATED FOR THE FULL PERIOD. SURVEILLANCE WHO TESTED NEGATIVE CAN CRACK ON 

HENNY: ONE OF THE KEYS TO SURVEILLANCE TESTING IS TIMING. EVERYONE NEGATIVE INCLUDING STAFF CAN GO BACK TO BEING LOW RISK CONTACTS 

CLOSING 

ATM EVERYTHING IS FINE

NO ADDITIONAL MEASURES REQUIRED 

IF WE HAVE ANY FURTHER FACTS, WE’LL COMMUNICATE IT TO YOU 

RESPECT FACE MASK WEARERS 

THANKS FOR STICKING TO THE RULES 

THAT’S ALL FOLKS

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