Day: 15 January 2021

Schools’ Remote Planning Pays Off

Two primary schools have been able to put well laid plans into action to ensure the kids of Laxey and Dhoon don’t miss out on education during lockdown. The schools, which are in fact run as one school with an executive headteacher, held a webinar for parents to explain the […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 15TH JAN

HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  DAY 9 OF LOCKDOWN 2.0 NUMBERS 12 PEOPLE AWAITING RESULTS  1 NEW CASE FROM A TRAVELLER 39 ACTIVE CASES 1 IN HOSPITAL  MASKS SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WEAR THEM FOR VALID MEDICAL REASONS  PLEASE CONSIDER THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE A LEGIT REASON, JUST […]

Changes Made to Business Support

Changes have been made to the Circuit Break Lockdown Coronavirus Business Support Scheme to provide support to more businesses and the self-employed. The revised scheme provides eligible businesses and self-employed persons with a £1,500 grant towards business overheads where they have been adversely affected by the circuit break lockdown measures. […]

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now

GPs are continuing to embrace Covid working to cut down on the number of people needing to visit their surgery. What Happens Now? Patients who want to make an appointment with their GP should call the surgery in advance to arrange an appointment, which may be conducted on the phone, […]

What to Watch

Last lockdown we were all enthralled with Tiger King. Thankfully the misery of that show has evaded us this time around, but what else is there to make sure everyone can find something to watch? Period Dramas If you like your fancy frocks and horse carriage based pieces, you can’t […]

Many Questions

A rare treat for Tynwald members next week as they have a captive audience of about 85,000 members of the Great Manx Public and boy have they come prepared as they deliver a whopping 64 questions, 33 of which are due an oral (not giggling, this is serious parliamentary business) […]

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Homes for Former Military Site The DoI has applied to build new homes in Jurby on the Former Military Camp Site adjacent to the Bretney Estate. The plan includes 21 new homes, including three public sector bungalows, a ‘Community Hub’ with a community garden, four green houses, 10 hobby/small business […]

No Shortage of Meds

Patients who have regular repeat prescriptions are asked not to request additional supplies of their medication or to ask for it any sooner than it is due. In line with instructions from the DHSC, GPs will only prescribe a normal supply of medication, and will not provide a repeat prescription […]

TTM: 20 Minutes with David Ashford

Sam sat down (via Zoom) with Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford MBE and discussed a variety of topics surrounding the ongoing pandemic. Sam and David spoke about why the vaccine roll out is being done in the way it is, why we are better getting our share via […]

The Jane Continues to Deliver

The Jane Crookall maternity unit is reassuring expectant mothers that care is continuing to the same high standard as normal but with restrictions on visiting. Guidelines are in place to protect patients and staff during the Covid restrictions and are in line with Noble’s visiting criteria which allows only one […]