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10 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Surprisingly, Treasury staff have lives away from Markwell House, homes, families who work, kids who go to school. They even go and socialise, well some of them.

You're sort of casually demonising the service users who attend the public counters, when exposure could be anywhere.

But no, you automatically think of the “feckless” unemployed, sick, persons on benefits as a source of infection.

Sorry John but I didn't read it like that. The first thought that came into my head was... are the screens in the offices doing their job of keeping the virus at bay and do they have the windows open in the interview rooms?. Are the measures in place sufficient to keep the virus at bay? Nothing more than that. 

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29 minutes ago, Manxas said:

When they were telling us that all civil servants were working, either from home, or redeployed, were they lying?! Why should they get full pay while if not working full time. Would we be able to ask for figures via the press of how many civil servants arent working during lockdown? 

On the first lockdown, there were some in the public service who were working incredibly hard. 

I understand there were also others who were literally sat at home in the sunshine on full pay.

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Markwell House is barely open to the public anyway, and has been from the start of the pandemic. Benefits office mornings only open, job centre only Mon, Wed and Fri of those mornings.

 

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1 hour ago, Rhumsaa said:

got to have the infrastructure to go with it - phones/pcs/desks/chairs/office space

and this will be a short term peak of a day or two so difficult/expensive to have all that resource ready to go with the short term requirements

It will be an ip phone system.  Absokute doddle to add more handsets into any government building and give the a screen to see calls waiting etc.

Why on earth don't people have the option to book their jabs remotely when the letter arrives and this echo don't want to do that phone 111.  I have a family member on her third day of trying and they are talking of ramping up to 1000 a day.  Shambles

 

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1 hour ago, Apple said:

Doesn't that beach look so inviting....great advert !

I broke my self-imposed ban on the DM and took a look - and then at the comments.

I'm not myself now.

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50 minutes ago, Apple said:

Mrs A got told yesterday to work from home today and beyond. She brought home last night two screens, her work computer and all the paraphernalia she needs and is now working away as normal in the attic. (just after I had cleaned up there as well !)

You sent her to the attic? Has she got gaslight up there to work by, and is her name Fanny (Apple)?

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34 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

 

I understand there were also others who were literally sat at home in the sunshine on full pay.

Probably playing on the internet...................sound familiar?:D

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1 minute ago, piebaps said:

Probably playing on the internet...................sound familiar?:D

You’re obviously one of them on full pay as fully paid up member if I love Howie party 😀

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1 minute ago, Banker said:

You’re obviously one of them on full pay as fully paid up member if I love Howie party 😀

well if he's David Ashford he must be

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2 hours ago, quilp said:

Well it's 58 according to last night's figures, so that might be the most accurate statistic the Daily Mail publishes all year.

I particularly liked the map they published for their more geographically-challenged readers:

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Showing Ramsey as the only significant place on the Island and the important Welsh town of Llandudnow.  And that red dot suggesting the real source of infection is Amlwch. 

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Unfortunately I’ve been contacted by someone who attended the gig I put on at the hydro on the 26th feb, saying they have tested positive for Covid-19. So with that being the case I’m asking everyone who turned up that night to self isolate and to book a test. This for their own good and for the good of the community. Stay safe peeps !
EDIT: no need to book a test or to take any further steps if you do not have any symptoms
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So, when we look at where we are today, the wheels have come off, big style since New Year

  • We're in lockdown number 3
  • Number of cases already greater than during lockdown 2
  • Unexplained cases popping up all over the place, and no tracing seems able to connect them
  • Steam Packet protocols failed, which is probably the root cause of LD3
  • Vaccinations miles behind all other home nations and CD's (we are clearly last of all locations that should be benefiting from UK success in this area)
  • Vaccination programme kicked-off at a very slow pace, because 'It isn't a race' per HQ. This has set the tone for the ongoing slow progress
  • Scandal of throwing vaccines away - OK only a tiny %, but the PR is desperate
  • Hardly any vaccinations taking place today (c30 on dashboard)
  • Inflexibility over using our huge stock of vaccines in a more flexible way
  • Communications strategy in disarry with midnight messaging, or being left trailing by problem venues own messages 
  • 111 system not working - not clear if it is technical or overwhelmed by calls
  • Complaints about archaic booking process for vaccines, which seems to not be scaleable as they try to ramp up numbers
  • HQ freely admitting that the level of vaccinations needs to be higher to consider more a different overall approach

It doesn't bode well for getting out of this, in three weeks.

Does make you feel that what happened last year was more luck, than anything else.

 

 

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I think this may end up worse than lockdown 1 in all honesty, every day it’s new venues, different places on the island, showing it’s a widespread outbreak and in no way is if contained.

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