Day: 4 March 2021

All Schools Shut

All of the island’s schools are to close to all children, including those who are considered vulnerable or are the children of key workers. A gov statement said: ‘‘Given a growing number of COVID-19 cases on the Island, particularly amongst children, all of the Island’s schools, nurseries and childminders will […]

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Beach Buddies Needs a Roofer Knockuskey Cottage at Niarbyl Charity Beach Buddies has been spending time giving the famous Knockuskey Cottage at Niarbyl a spring clean and a new paint job, but they need some help. A post on their Facebook page said: ‘Recent storms have taken their toll on […]

IOM GOV BRIEFING – 4th MARCH

HOWARD, ASHY, DR HENNY, DR AL  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  NUMBERS 12 RESULTS OUTSTANDING 36 NEW CASES TOTAL ACTIVE CASES 106 2 IN HOSPITAL 21 FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES HOWARD WE EXPECTED IT TO HAPPEN  WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE CASES AS THE VIRUS INCUBATES  THIS IS WHY STAYING AT HOME […]

Pool Confirmed as Place of Interest

The Western Swimming Pool has had confirmation from contact tracing that a customer in one of our organised session on the evening of March 1st between 5.30-6.430pm has tested positive for Covid-19. 111 contact tracing is in place and we have provided all necessary information for other customers within this […]

111 Can’t Cope With Volume of Calls

People invited to register for a vaccination are being asked to delay calling 111 until Saturday 6 March.  The 111 service is experiencing an unprecedented volume of incoming calls at present, and as a result some cannot be answered. To avoid people waiting on the line or making repeated calls, those […]

School Meal Vouchers in Post

Parents of children who normally get free school meals will again receive vouchers to spend on essential groceries during the circuit break lockdown. Schools and nurseries are now closed to the majority of students although the most vulnerable and children of essential workers can still attend. The Free School Meal […]