'Outsiders' to support CoMin on virus policy decisions
An MHK is calling for an update from the Council of Ministers on plans to set up a covid 'emergency advisory group'.
It was agreed by Tynwald in November, and Chris Thomas wants to see a report by February's sitting on how it's been progressed.
The group is intended to support ministers to make decisions on virus policy in a 'collaborative and transparent manner'.
Mr Thomas says CoMin might benefit from independent and non-political advice from 'outsiders':
It's part of a five-part motion by the Douglas Central MHK, which commends ministers for using a public health framework, not emergency powers, to bring forward covid regulations.
It calls for a 'regular and continuing review' by Tynwald of the border policy framework, and government approach to 'living with Covid'.
The motion can be read in full here.