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Questions raised over Steam Packet transparency on staff isolation

Public Health says crucial information not disclosed

The Public Health Director says the Steam Packet failed to disclose its crew members weren't isolating outside of work, at a meeting on Covid rules.

Dr Henrietta Ewart confirmed both bodies met on 25 January to discuss how restrictions on staff might be eased.

According to Dr Ewart no mention was made at the meeting that Island-based workers weren't already adhering to the rules.

Alex Wotton asked her why the issue wasn't raised at this stage:

Manx Radio has approached the Steam Packet for a reply.

In February the company denied it failed to adhere to government directions, and staff members had never been required to isolate.

Dr Ewart gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee this week, where she was asked about the timeline of events:

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