Day: 5 March 2021

Covid Protections Introduced for Primary Care

New measures have been introduced within the Primary Care sector to further protect patients, staff and the wider public as a result of the increase in positive Covid-19 cases.  With immediate effect: Dentists will be able to provide advice, and prescribe analgesia (pain relief) and antibiotics to patients as required, but […]

Gef’s Daily Roundup

We’re all a bit stuck in Covidland here, so we’ve picked a selection of the biggest news from around the UK and the world for today’s roundup. Nurses Prepare to Strike A nurses’ union has set up a £35m fund to prepare for possible strike action over a proposed 1% […]

IOM GOV BRIEFING – 5th MARCH

HOWARD, DAVID, DR AL, DR HENNY WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  REMOVE MASKS  NUMBERS – LAST 24 HOURS – ‘SNAPSHOT’ 59 NEW CASES 163 ACTIVE CASES 2 IN HOSPITAL DHSC SERVICES ASSESSMENT  MORE SELF ISOLATION MEANS STAFFING HAS BEEN AFFECTED STAFF WILL BE REDEPLOYED TO VACCINATION AND TEST  CANCER SCREENINGS GOING […]

Construction Sector Closed

The Council of Ministers has met this morning to review the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Following discussions, CoMin has taken the decision that the island’s construction sector must stop work for an initial period of two weeks from the end of the day today (Friday 5 March).  This […]

Islanders Help Fight Leprosy in Mozambique

People in the Isle of Man have been thanked for their part in helping to consign the world’s oldest disease to the history books. The Isle of Man has long supported the work of The Leprosy Mission, which has launched The Unconditional Appeal to help rid Mozambique of leprosy. On […]