Emergency Advisory Group critical of COMIN over Covid

The  latest report by the Emergency Advisory Group to the Council of Ministers is strongly critical of elements of the Government’s Covid strategy.

 In a document dated July 29th the EAG calls for measures to protect the vulnerable, including people without vaccinations, and to reduce the impact on the economy, caused by people required to go into isolation..

The EAG believes CoMin needs to improve its communications in respect of proven measures such as wearing face masks in enclosed settings and ensuring good ventilation.

Meanwhile CoMin’s do-called exit framework comes in for strong criticism and is branded ‘out of date and potentially confusing to the public.’ The EAG calculates that based on the  current UK day case rate per 100,000 people, the Isle of Man should be at Borders level 4.

The Group also urges COMIN to provide clear guidance as to when it  may consider introducing contingency mitigation measures, and what level of risk it is prepared to accept on behalf of the community.

Elsewhere the EAG’s document  calls for Improvements to the Covid and vaccine dashboards in order to assist the public’s understanding of the rationale on which CoMin is basing its decisions.