HQ, DAVID, DR HENNY

HQ

WEEKEND BRIEFING MEANS WE’VE GOTTA GIVE YOU SOME NEWS

WE ANNOUNCED AT LUNCHTIME THAT WE HAVE TWO CASES WHICH WE CAN’T LINK TO THE OG CLUSTER.

AS WE CAN’T FIND A LINK AT THE MOMENT, WE MUST LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF IT BEING COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION.

BUT CONTACT TRACING ARE WORKING ON IT AND TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE SOURCE THIS WILL GIVE US A DEFINITE ANSWER WHETHER IT’S COMMUNITY OR NOT.

WE SHOULD KNOW MORE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HENNY

HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF MISSING LINKS IN CHAINS

MAYBE THEY WERE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN’T REPORT SYMPTONS OR GET TESTED WHATEVS

BUT THEY WERE OUT THERE AND COULD’VE PASSED IT ON

DON’T KNOW TO HOW MANY BEFORE WE FOUND THESE TWO CASES BUT CONTACT TRACING IS UNDERWAY

IT WILL IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT DURING INFECTIOUS PERIOD

ALSO, REVERSE CONTACT TRACING TO TAKE IT OUT WIDER AND TRY TO IDENTIFY WHERE THEY GOT IT FROM

UNFORTUNATELY INCUBATION PERIOD MAKES IT POSSIBLE WE MAY NEVER KNOW

IMPORTANT WE TRACE THEM AND ISOLATE THEM IF NECESSARY

HQ

COMIN MET THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS RISK LEVEL

WE CANNOT OUTPACE THE VIRUS

LIKE THE LAST FEW TIMES, WE’RE SKIPPING FOREPLAY AND GOING IN HARD + FAST

WE ARE ADVISING ALL RESIDENTS TO STAY HOME WHILE WE INVESTIGATE LATEST POSITIVE CASES

EVENTS, PARTIES, GATHERINGS WHICH WE’RE PLANNED TODAY AND I TO TOMORROW – WE’VE ASKED HOSTS TO POSTPONE THEIR EVENTS

THIS IS A PRACTICAL RESPONSE WHILE WE INVESTIGATE THE SITUATION

SPECULATION WON’T HELP

WATCHING THE SITCH CLOSELY

COMIN HEARD VIEWS OF PUBLIC HEALTH THIS MORNING

PROS AND CONS FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION – A DECISION MUST BE MADE

OUR FOCUS IS ON THE FACTS RATHER THAN FRILLS. THE LATEST TWO POSITIVE CASES COULD BE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

HENNY TOLD US IT’S LIKE A MOORLAND FIRE. WE’VE DONE OUR BEST TO PUT IT OUT, BUT IT’S COME BACK

CONTACT TRACING ARE ALL OVER IT

SO WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED

REMEMBER:

VIGILANCE

GOOD HYGIENE

LOOK AFTER OTHERS

QUESTIONS

PAUL: YOU MET COMIN THIS MORNING, WHY THE DELAY TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW? LOADS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT TODAY.

HQ: YOU SAY THIS A LOT

PAUL: YOU’RE MEETING STARTED WAY BEFORE THAT

HQ MEETING FINISHED AT 12.30 PRESS RELEASE OUT JUST AFTER ONE

PAUL: DO YOU THINK THESE CASES WILL BE CONNECTED OR WILL YOU NEVER KNOW?

HQ: TRACING TEAM CONTACTING TO SEE IF THERE’S ANY LINKS. SWABS HAVE HAPPENED. SHOULD HAVE DATA TOMORROW. COMIN MEETING TOMORROW SO WE WILL KNOW IF IT’S GONE FURTHER.

PAUL: ANOTHER BRIEFING TOMORROW?

HQ: YEAH.

RICHARD BUTT: NOT LONG AGO CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKDOWN COS OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION. YOU WENT IN HARD AND FAST LAST TIME, WHY NOT THIS TIME?

HQ: I THINK WE HAVE GONE FAST, WE ARE TAKING A PRECAUTION AND LEARNING EVERY TIME. WEEKEND EVENTS CAN CAUSE CASES, AND WE KNEW THERE WAS HIGH VOLUME OF BIG GATHERINGS SO WANTED TO SHUT THEM DOWN.

DAVID: WE’VE HAD TO ACT QUICKLY, STILL GETTING ALL THE INFO. FURTHER ACTIONS WILL FOLLOW IF REQUIRED.

RICHARD BUTT: IT’S ADVICE THEN NOT TO GO OUT AND TO SHUT UP SHOP? IT’S NOT COMPULSORY? WHEN WILL WE GET A FIRM DECISION ON THIS?

HQ: WE WILL KNOW TOMORROW, PRESS BRIEFING, NEWS RELEASES. WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW TOMORROW. THIS IS A REQUEST AND NOT LEGAL ENFORCEMENT. IT’S A POTENTIAL OUTBREAK ATM. WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO BE SENSIBLE, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM GOING OUT TODAY AND TOMORROW.

JOSH: DAVID, PEOPLE MAY BE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING THEIR JABS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS?

DAVID: WE CARRIED ON WITH JABS DURING CIRCUIT BREAKER LAST TIME, I WOULD URGE ANYONE WHO HAS A JAB BOOKED TO ATTEND THEIR BOOKING.

JOSH: THIS WILL OBVS BE A SHOCK FOR PEOPLE SHIELDING?

HQ: ATM IT’S NOT MANDATORY JUST ASKING PEOPLE TO BE SENSIBLE. WANT EVERYONE TO STAY IN TIL WE GET THE DATA.

ROB: ANOTHER THING YOU’VE NOT MENTIONED IS SOCIAL DISTANCING WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THAT?

DR HENNY: IT’S NOT MANDATORY, WE ARE IN LINE WITH THE RESPONSE LEVELS. IT’S DOWN TO PERSONAL CHOICE. WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO CHANGE APPROACHES.

ROB: WHEN WILL WE GET LOCATION LISTS?

HQ: IT’S GETTING WORKED ON ATM, I HAVEN’T GOT THAT LIST. TRACING TEAM ARE CORRELATING INFO.

DAVID: STILL IN CONTACT TRACING MODE. WANT TO GIVE THE PUBLIC CORRECT INFO.

DR HENNY: CONTACT TRACING IS AN ART AND A SCIENCE AND OUR TEAM ARE BOSS. THEY ARE WORKING HARD GETTING ALL THE INFO TOGETHER.

TIM: GREETINGS, WE’VE HAD SOME ANGRY EMAILS. PEOPLE ARE SAYING YOU’RE NOT PUTTING OUT THE RIGHT MESSAGES?

HQ: I DON’T GET WHY PEOPLE WILL BE ANGRY? OUR LAST BRIEFING EVERYTHING WAS UNDER CONTROL, WE ONLY FOUND OUT TODAY ABOUT THESE TWO CASES. WE’VE TOLD EVERYONE AS SOON AS WE KNEW.

TIM: DAVID, WE HAD A FRIEND THAT GOT TESTED AT LUNCHTIME AND GOT THEIR RESULTS AT 1.30AM THIS MORNING. WHY ARE THE FIGURES NOT MATCHING UP?

DAVID: THE FIGURES ARE A SNAPSHOT IN TIME, ONCE A DAY. WE CAN’T PUT RESOURCE INTO REAL-TIME FIGURES AS THE TEAM ARE BUSY TESTING.

TIM: CAN YOU NOT PUT A TIMESTAMP ON IT THEN?

DAVID: EXTRA WORK

ALEX: HOSPITALITY BUSINESS OWNERS NEED CLEAR GUIDANCE?

HQ: WE’RE ASKING THEM TO CLOSE BUT IT’S NOT A LEGAL REQUIREMENT. THERE MAY BE SPREAD IN COMMUNITY. WE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDING IT.

ALEX: WHY ARE YOU NOT MAKING IT LEGAL?

HQ: PAPERWORK TAKES TIME, TOMORROW I WILL GIVE A BRIEFING AND WILL UPDATE. IT’S NOT A LEGAL REQUIREMENT BUT WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO GO OUT.

DAVID: STILL WAITING ON DATA. RELYING ON MANX PUBLIC TO STAY HOME. I DON’T THINK THERE WILL BE MANY MANXIES ON THE LASH TONIGHT ANYWAY

ALEX: YOU’VE JUST SAID, WE’VE BEEN CAUGHT OUT BY THE VIRUS. HAS CONTACT TRACING FAILED OR HAS THE POLICYFAILED?

HQ: NO SYSTEM IS PERFECT. BUT WE HAVE TWO UNEXPLAINED CASES. WE SHOULD HAVE A GREATER KNOWLEDGE TOMORROW.

DAVID: WE’RE DEALING WITH AN INVISIBLE ENEMY. CONTACT TRACING ARE ON IT AND I’M PROUD OF THE TEAM WE HAVE.

DR HENNY: CONTACT TRACING RELY ON WHAT PEOPLE TELL THEM.

SAM: PAY WEEKEND + ROUGH JANUARY, BUSINESS OWNERS WANT TO KNOW IF THEY WILL GET ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT IF THEY CLOSE?

HQ: GOOD QUESTION, ATM IT’S JUST ADVICE. IF IT CARRIES ON THEN WE WILL LOOK AT SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES.

SAM: HOW MUCH QUICKER WILL PEOPLE GET THE FIRST JAB NOW WE’VE MOVED THE DOSAGE GAP?

DAVID: MOVING DOSE BACK DOESN’T CHANGE SCHEDULE

EXPECT ALL OVER 50s TO GET THE FIRST JAB BY APRIL 19

CLOSING

NO NEED TO PANIC

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