Day: 3 March 2021

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Fast Craft Return Delayed The Steam Packet has announced a delay to the start of Manannan’s fast craft season, with the Ben-my-Chree to continue to operate lifeline freight and passenger services between Douglas and Heysham. Due to the continued closure of the Manx borders, Manannan will no longer start her […]

IOM GOV BRIEFING – 3rd MARCH

HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY, DR AL WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  DAY ONE OF THE LOCKDOWN  NUMBERS  DAVE ON ZOOM  33703 TOTAL TESTS UNDERTAKEN 33681 TOTAL TESTS CONCLUDED 22 AWAITING TEST RESULTS 17 NEW CASES 70 ACTIVE CASES 67 COMMUNITY 3 HOSPITAL 14 UNKNOWN SOURCE HOWARD  THANKS DAVE, SPREADS QUICKLY DOESN’T […]

Vaccine Reserve List Trialled

Health Minister David Ashford says the island has wasted very few Covid-19 vaccines, but 15 were thrown away in a single day as no one could be found to take them. Mr Ashford was asked by Lawrie Hooper MHK what the island’s protocol is for surplus vaccine doses and how […]

Over 65s to Get Jab Invite

The vaccination programme will continue as planned during the latest circuit break lockdown, with additional measures in place to protect staff and patients. Invitation letters will be sent from this week to the next priority group for vaccination – residents aged between 65 and 70. It comes as the final […]

GP Surgery Among Low Risk Covid Locations

Two new locations have been identified which could pose a low risk of contracting COVID-19 for people who visited at specific times. The locations and times are as follows: Friday 26 February 2021 Tesco, Lake Road, Douglas from 8:00am to 8:50am Kensington Group Practice, Westmoreland Road, Douglas from 10:45am to […]

DHSC Issues Covid Rules

A series of measures to protect patients, staff and the wider public from coronavirus have been introduced across the island’s health and care services for the length of the circuit-break lockdown. Restrictions on visiting are in place at all health and care settings including Noble’s and Ramsey Cottage Hospitals, along the […]

Hooper Demands Steam Packet Answers

Liberal Vannin leader Lawrie Hooper has called on the Tynwald Public Accounts Committee to look into the Steam Packet crew restrictions debacle as a matter of urgency. A row recently erupted where the gov and Steam Packet realised they had different opinions as to what was required of the company’s […]