Gef’s Daily Roundup

Walk In Clinic

A walk-in clinic offering the Covid vaccine will be available tomorrow (November 6).

The clinic, held at Chester Street vaccine hub in Douglas between 12pm and 2pm, will be offered to:

  • Those aged 50 and over whose booster is due before 6 November (please bring evidence of your second dose being on or before 9 May)
  • Those aged 12 and over for their first dose  
  • Those aged 18 and over for their second dose (please bring evidence of your first dose being 12 weeks ago)

This clinic is for those who are yet to be offered an appointment to receive a vaccine or who may have cancelled an initial appointment. Individuals who are already scheduled with an appointment in the coming weeks to receive a vaccine are asked not to attend this clinic. There will be a limited amount of vaccine available so will be on a first come first served basis. Young people under the age of 16 who attend should bring a parent or guardian with them to provide consent before receiving the vaccine.


Isle of Man eClub, the social meeting place and business network for anyone working in, or with, the Isle of Man’s technology industries is back with a new lease of life with the support of Digital Isle of Man. Aimed at creating connections, contacts and celebrating the digital business world, eClub offers a welcoming and positive space for people to gather on a regular basis. 

The first meeting will take place from 5.15pm onwards on November 25 in the Garden Room at The Nunnery, Douglas. It will follow the conclusion of Digital Isle, an inspiring day of updates and topical discussion for the digital sector, hosted by Digital Isle of Man and which will take place on the same site.

The BBC is reporting that:

Boris’ Holiday

Opposition parties have called for an inquiry into Boris Johnson’s free holiday at a Spanish villa owned by the family of minister Lord Zac Goldsmith. The PM declared the trip on the Register of Ministers’ Interests, saying he had ‘a longstanding personal friendship’ with the family. But Labour and the Lib Dems say he should publish details on the Register of Members’ Interests covering all MPs. No 10 said he did not need to and had followed all transparency rules.


There will be ‘serious consequences’ if the UK triggers Article 16, European Commission (EC) Vice-President Maros Sefcovic has warned. Mr Sefcovic said the move would be ‘serious for Northern Ireland as it would lead to instability and unpredictability’. His comments follow a meeting with the UK’s Brexit minister in Brussels over the protocol dispute. The protocol is the special Brexit deal agreed to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Owen Paterson

A cabinet minister has apologised for the UK gov’s botched attempt to rewrite MPs’ conduct rules. Number 10 initially backed an overhaul of the system, alongside blocking the suspension of Tory MP Owen Paterson for breaking lobbying rules. But it later made a dramatic U-turn, amid an outcry from opposition MPs and some Tories. Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said backtracking on the ‘mistake’ was the ‘grown-up thing to do’.

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