The school holidays are traditionally when Manx Sport & Recreation runs a variety of sports schools all across the island, but obviously this Easter it won’t be able to do that.

Instead, it has decided it will run free Zoom classes for children and their families covering everything from dance classes and yoga to various challenges. 

The MSR service will be hosting three live sessions a day for two weeks at 10am, 12pm and 2pm,  starting on Monday March 29 – with the exception of Bank Holidays.

Education, Sport and Culture Minister Dr Alex Allinson said: ‘I am very sorry that due to the current outbreak we have been forced to cancel these activities but am delighted that the Manx Sport & Recreation team will replace their usual programme with a range of on-line fitness, exercise and sports skill classes that people can enjoy from their home for free.’

‘Staying active is important for our physical and mental wellbeing and we hope this will help support young people and their families in these challenging times.’

Full refunds will be given to everyone who has already paid for one of the summer classes and they should receive them within five working days, but it can take up to 10 working days depending on the card provider used. If you have any queries, or do not receive your WorldPay email by the end of the week, you are asked to email

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