The seven-day daily average test positivity rate is 9.2%.
Manx Care have released the following statement: ‘An outbreak of Covid has been identified at Southlands, and whilst it is recognised that visiting is a vital support mechanism for residents, it is our duty to ensure the safety of residents, staff and visitors by following infection prevention and control procedures […]
Howard, David & Dr H Good afternoon everyone, David’s here and so is Dr H Been a few weeks since we were last here This is because of the stable situation Gov has used this time to review our Covid response – particularly the borders It’s our intention to reintroduce […]
The island’s current border restrictions will remain in place until at least mid-September. The extension was agreed yesterday (Thursday 26th September) at a virtual sitting of CoMin and follows a commitment by the Chief Minister at last month’s Tynwald sitting to review the situation again by the end of August. […]
Manx Care will begin a phased re-opening of Reayrt-ny-Baie Residential home from Tuesday 31st August. This follows the re-opening of other Manx Care nursing and residential facilities earlier this month, after temporary closures were put in place following a number of Covid cases and increased levels of community transmission. Reayrt-ny-Baie […]
Manx Care will ease some of the visitor restrictions at most of their Residential Care Homes for older people on Tuesday 31 August. These eased measures will be in place at all of the below Homes operated by Manx Care, not including Rearyt-ny-Baie, from Tuesday 31st August; Southlands – Port […]
Islanders who need to provide proof of their vaccination status for international travel or to attend events will soon have two options to obtain their Covid vaccine certificate but access the NHS App is still a while off. Anyone who does not wish their vaccination data to be shared with […]
Those with underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to illness from coronavirus and those who are household contacts of an immunosuppressed individual are being offered two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents will soon be able to go online to order lateral flow tests to their homes, which will be delivered by Manx Independent Carriers. The gov has said that Isle of Man Post Office, which it owns, was unsuccessful in the bidding process for the delivery of the LFTs. A […]
This article is part three of our coverage on the evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by Dr Ranson the Medical Director of the DHSC, which has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. You can read part one of the coverage, which looks […]
Evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by Dr Ranson the Medical Director of the DHSC, has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. Public Health The Medical Director then told the committee that the clinical group she had formed had started to have more […]
Evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by the Medical Director of the DHSC, has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. The previously private evidence given by Dr Ranson to the Public Accounts Committee was released on Wednesday night and reveals that in the […]
Three more people have died as a result of COVID-19, two of whom were patients at Noble’s Hospital. Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK said: ‘This is extremely sad news. On behalf of the Government, I extend my sincere condolences to family and friends.’ Only one of the deaths occurred in […]
Visiting has been suspended temporarily at Isle of Man Prison after a small number of prisoners in one wing were identified as Covid positive. The decision has been taken by the prison governor in the interest of the safety of prisoners, staff and the community. All prisoners, staff and […]
Howard, David, Dr H Well good afternoon everyone. Since we last spoke four members of our community have lost their lives Decisions have never been easy or straightforward It’s always a balancing act – lives, economy England, Ireland, Wales – They’ve all taken different paths There’s no single approach, just […]
Reayrt-ny-Baie in Douglas will remain closed for a further 14 days, with effect from 5.30pm tomorrow (Friday). This is due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the home which is impacting both residents and staff.
Two further people have died from Covid-19, the government has confirmed. One person died in Noble’s Hospital while the other died in the community, which we understand to have been at their home. Chief Minister Howard Quayle said: ‘I am incredibly sad to learn that two people have lost their […]
Another member of our island community has sadly lost their life to Covid-19, the government has confirmed this afternoon. The person, who was receiving treatment at Noble’s Hospital, died on Tuesday. Chief Minister Howard Quayle has said: ‘‘It is extremely saddening to hear of the passing of another member of […]
The government has tonight confirmed the sad news that another member of our island community has lost their life to Covid-19. This brings the total number of lives lost to the virus on the island to 30. Chief Minister Howard Quayle said: ‘I am deeply saddened by this news. My […]
People of Colour Isle of Man (POC IOM) are hosting a festival – Culture Festival on Saturday August 21, at The Nunnery to celebrate their one year anniversary. The jam packed day will include entertainment for all age groups and will features stalls from local businesses plus live music in […]
An additional 50,000 lateral flow devices (LFDs) have been delivered to the island, ready for distribution to pharmacies and local authority outlets over the next two days. More than 25,000 test kits will today be delivered to participating pharmacies and local authorities assisting with distribution. The public are advised that LFDs can […]
Following the recent increase in community transmission of Covid in the island and the confirmed cases at Reayrt Ny Baie residential home in Douglas, Manx Care is closing its Residential Care Homes for older people to non-essential visitors for an initial period of ten days. This includes visitors, new admissions […]
Over 100,000 lateral flow devices (LFDs) have been delivered to the island and are being made available to the Manx public today. Further deliveries will be made on a regular basis. Civil Defence volunteers are assisting in the distribution of LFD packs to community pharmacies and other regional pick-up points. […]
The Emergency Advisory Group have criticised the gov for giving it five minute’s notice that its view would be sought on the proposed changes to the Public Health regulations and that the island has a current infection rate of 277 per 100,000. It has advised that face coverings are made […]
Howard, Ashford and Dr H Numbers have gone up, we’ve crossed the 1k threshold. I know lots of you use the numbers as a barometer to how our island is fairing in the face of the pandemic. But we must shift our focus from case numbers to hospitalisations I understand […]
Treasury has announced a temporary increase to the rate of Incapacity Benefit for the first 14 days of absence from work in order to improve support for persons unable to work due to isolation. The rate of short term Incapacity Benefit will increase from £86.55 per week to £230.00 per […]
More than 120,000 lateral flow home tests kits will be made available to the general public next week, to support the Manx community in learning to live with and adapt to Covid. All community pharmacies are currently out of stock following a delivery of supplies to the island yesterday. Residents […]
Rearyt-Ny-Baie in Douglas has been temporarily closed for visiting and new admissions due to positive cases of COVID-19 within the residential home. The measure has been taken at the property on Albert Terrace as a precaution to contain the spread of the virus within the home and to protect the […]
Members of the public who have a positive lateral flow test result or symptoms of coronavirus are being urged to stay home, self-isolate and be patient when calling 111. The 111 team is currently dealing with a large influx of calls, many from people who have used the lateral flow […]
kits will be available this evening between 8pm and 10p from pick-up points in school car parks in key areas of the island, and again these are for people who are close contacts only.
So, we’re not fully out of the panny d, but restrictions are lifting and that includes travel- my biggest passion in life. Having spent the best part of the last two years on the island and in a (fairly remote) mountain town in the French Alps, leaving the island and […]
David, Dr Al, Dr Henny Good afternoon everyone Howard is busy so Dave is stepping in Borders eased on Monday The latest easing and new pathway mean people can come with no testing or iso, if they tick the following boxes; Must be travelling from the common travel area Must […]
A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and theheadteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them. The school remains open and contact tracing is underway. A further student attending St Ninian’s High School has received a positive PCR test on Tuesday (29 June), following the […]
Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for Covid over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested positive and contact tracing is continuing. The gov said: ‘Mitigations to help prevent the spread of Covid are already in place at the school. This includes reminders on the […]
Howard (Pride Badge – 🏳️🌈 ), David, Henny Well good afternoon everyone Sorry for interrupting your session in the sun on the Quay But we have some old news We told Tynwald on Tuesday, so thought we should tell you about it too It’s been over a month since we […]
In an open letter, Mr Kermode references concerns that have arisen from a previous exchange between himself and Dr Ewart and outlines the issues his clients have raised around testing and vaccinating those under the age of 18.
For those who are coming to the island from the UK, they will need to provide documentation from their GP or the NHS App. The Manx Gov has told Gef plans are being put into action to ensure Manx residents will also have the required documentation in time for the change to take effect.
The gov has announced that the current border arrangements will remain in place for the time being, to allow further monitoring of emerging risks. The COVID-19 Exit Framework allowed an initial change to Level 3 from 1 May 2021, and indicated a potential move to Borders Level 2 on or […]
As the drawbridge creaks just those extra few inches and the island prepares to (hopefully) open back up on June 28, Gef has spoken to three travel companies about consumer confidence in coming to and going off the island. We previously spoke to Rikki Dunnage from Island Travel, Ged Power, […]
As the gov unveils another round of salary support for businesses in the travel and tourism sector, hospitality business owners are still seeking gov support. The latest round of salary support covers the period April 25 to May 23 for businesses which can demonstrate a reduction in revenue of at […]
The long awaited report into the February 2021 Covid-19 outbreak has found that the Steam Packet largely acted in good faith but found issues with both it and the gov’s handling of border regulations. The 94-page report was undertaken by Stephen Hind, the director of Treasury’s Audit Advisory division. The […]
Changes to the Isle of Man’s borders that were announced earlier this week will come into effect on Monday May 24. CoMin has reviewed the latest data and agreed that it is the right course of action. They will continue to monitor the situation closely. Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Thanks for tuning in Two and a half weeks since our last show. A few cases are popping up but it’s manageable and explainable The virus is here to stay, we need to learn to live with it Change in approach means […]