PwC has recommended that the gov needs to tailor the support offered to businesses to their individual circumstances.
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 […]
Members criticised the lack of clarity in gov documents, paradoxes in the iso requirements and a lack of compassion being shown to people needing to visit ill or dying family members.
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Quite a few changes today – lots of detail to run through Numbers 15 results awaiting 0 new cases 13 active cases 2 hospital 1 ICU Dr Henny Reaffirming good news – no sporadic cases Suggested the group have not led to […]
Our reporter Sam Turton has downloaded the NHS app and registered his details with it and will provide an update as to the success of this later on today.
Howard & David Good afternoon everyone Numbers 16 results awaiting 1 new case – unknown source 13 active cases 2 cases in hospital 1 in ICU Howard Despite the emergence of the cluster of cases, the emergence of new cases this week are relatively low. Contact tracing is working to […]
Howard, Dr Al, Dr Henny, David Numbers 15 results awaiting 2 new cases from a known source 10 active cases 1 ICU patient – someone who returned from the UK with Covid Understand concern We knew we’d see some again, but hope we’d have a bit more time Additional cases […]
The gov has tonight released the details of a gradual process which, subject to Tynwald backing the plan, should see the island’s borders fully open by July 1. It comes after Tynwald instructed CoMin to return with a more detailed exit plan in the March sitting and it includes warnings […]
The PwC report will also include a 12 month forecast model for the domestic economy determining what ‘good will look like’ for the year ahead.
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As Lockdown 3 draws to a close and schools prepare to reopen on Monday, father-of-two and journalist Paul Speller reflects on a year of on/off home learning and warns that there is much more to do before we can say the kids are alright.
Howard, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Two hours late to the party as there was a lot of chat in Keys today Monday will be our 21st day without an unexplained case SIGNIFICANT Dr H & Numbers Twice incubation period = local elimination. Seeing a significant number of tests […]
Currently, individuals who have a weakened immune system and those on immunosuppressive treatment are receiving their vaccination through the priority four or priority six groups.
Howard, David, Dr Al, Dr Henrietta Well good afternoon everyone Numbers0 new cases30 active cases0 in hospital Shielding advice ended today but urging employers to speak to staff who have been shielding to prep for their return to work. Vax supply will be affected this week – down to supply […]
Howard, David, Dr Al, Dr Henny A week on from the loosening of restrictions I know deckchair time has made a difference Since last week we have had 3 new cases, but they were all close contacts of known cases Active cases have dropped rapidly, yesterday it dropped below 100 […]
Dr Ewart: ‘The link between the small recorded number of clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine is not yet certain. If there is a link, the risk is incredibly small at around four cases per million people.’
The picture was criticised for what some said was the ‘hypocrisy’ of the Manx Care team meeting when Chief Minister Howard Quayle had criticised private businesses and their employees for not working from home.
Howard, David, Dr Henrietta Well good afternoon everyone Hope you enjoyed the sun and caught up with loved ones I did, I took some cake to me Mum’s garden Numbers 1 new case – it is linked 109 active cases 1 in hospital Vaccines Continue apace All over 40 letters […]
We all know how lockdown has been for adults- but what about the kids? We’re wanting to hear from young people about their experiences for our new series, ‘Lockdown Diaries’. Whether lockdown has exposed that homeschooling is your thing, or that you’ve found a new passion stuck in the house. […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Sad news at the weekend. Two more members of our community died. Tragedy for the Island, thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones NUMBERS *snapshot* 8 new cases 469 active cases (DA corrects the number later in the qns to 391) […]
A patient at Noble’s Hospital has sadly died with Covid-19. While the person died with the virus, it was not the primary cause of death. A total of 27 people have now died on our island with the virus. The gov has said that in future, deaths will be split […]
A group of long covid sufferers say help is available for anyone currently recovering from the virus. ME sufferers and long covid sufferers have recently been collaborating to raise awareness and improve healthcare for the conditions, which share many traits. Of the current outbreak on the island, it is possible […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Hope people have watched the emotional well-being session – highly recommend it Thanks to all involved NUMBERS 15 new cases 646 active cases 16 in hospital 3 in ICU David Few other bits while I’m here; Patients must wear a fluid-resistant IIR […]
The Department for Enterprise says it paid out £2,293,000 to businesses through the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme on Wednesday. Opened on March 3, the scheme is designed to support businesses with their overheads during the March 2021 circuit break lockdown. The additional payment of £1,000 was paid to 2,293 businesses […]
Polling by a Guernsey based research group shows 70% of Manx respondents still see the threat from Covid as high or very high risk. This is in stark contrast to Guernsey and Jersey where only 26% of respondents still perceive it as high risk. It also puts the island above […]
Manx National Heritage has agreed a deal with the Treasury which will see the Great Laxey Wheel repaired in time for the 2022 visitor season. The agreement provides funding for the emergency repairs to the mechanism of the wheel which will allow it to turn again and also brings forward […]
The strain of lockdown on people’s mental health is becoming evident as the police report they have received calls from people threatening to harm themselves. Superintendent Stephen Maddocks said that last week the constabulary received 16 calls related to mental health issues including one person who attempted suicide and 11 […]
Howard, David, Alf, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Alf is here today to share an update on the economy NUMBERS *David on Zoom with his Churchill book in the background 17 new cases 16 in hospital 2 in ICU Howard Frustrating to see unexplained cases The team are working […]
Businesses that voluntarily closed on the infamous weekend before lockdown will be given £250 in compensation, the Treasury has announced. It is part of further support announced by the Treasury to support those businesses, individuals and self-employed persons who continue to be impacted by the most recent lockdown. The existing […]
Unite the Union has said the gov’s comments about safety measures on its buses ‘are not done with sincerity’. Regional Officer Debbie Halsall was responding to comments made by Bus Vannin earlier today. She has said that drivers were told to clean down buses themselves and that Bus Vannin management […]
There was a lunchtime business briefing today featuring Treasury Minister, Alf Cannan and DFE minister, Laurence Skelly The session also featured, gov chat show host, James Davis in a flashy studio setting The Economic recovery programme was launched last Summer, as part of the IoM financial fight back 6 work […]
Bus Vannin says it ‘remains committed to the safety of its passengers and staff’ as up to half of Manx bus drivers are believed to be isolating following an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst staff. The statement from Bus Vannin contradicts claims made by Unite the Union and several drivers as […]
The Arts Council has relaunched its emergency resilience fund for people and groups who contribute to the island’s creative arts community. This funding will be made available on merit to anyone working or taking part in the creative industries, culture and arts communities on the Isle of Man and should […]
The Income Tax Division has announced the extension of various deadlines to ease concerns regarding their completion and submission: Individuals Where an individual has failed to submit their tax return for the year ended April 5 2020 by April 6 2021 a penalty of £200 would normally be issued. If […]
People are being asked to avoid taking unnecessary risks when exercising in the countryside after three cyclists required hospital treatment due to separate accidents recently. The emergency services were called into action on each occasion with the inaccessible locations including coastal paths and plantations making rescue attempts more challenging. All […]
Adults who live alone and lone parents and their children can now “team-up” with one other household when they feel they need support. CoMin agreed the change yesterday following the announcement that the current COVID-19 measures will stay in place until at least 6 April. A person living on their […]
The gov is asking parents and carers of adults with learning disabilities to book them in to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination at a bespoke pop-up clinic taking place next week. The clinic – which will be located at the Department of Health and Social Care’s Greenfield Park/Tall Trees Day […]
The Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee – Prom Scheme Tim Baker DOI Minister Nick Black CEO DOI Main scheme delayed by January lockdown and ongoing circuit breaker ‘Need to focus in the main job and get that finished’ November feasible time to look at the Horse Tram The people […]
The gov is asking people who receive their vaccination letter to contact 111 straight away and register for a COVID-19 vaccination by completing the online form or calling 111. Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford MHK, said: ‘To help our vaccination programme to continue at pace we are asking people […]
Further measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the prison have been put in place after two officers tested positive for Covid-19. Both individuals are self-isolating with their households and the contact tracing team is in touch with members of staff who had been their close contacts. The […]
One of Ramsey Town Commissioners’ refuse collection teams are self-isolating after a positive Covid-19 test. One member of the team developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for the virus. The other two crew members in the working “bubble” have been contact-traced, advised to self-isolate, and will also be tested. Due […]
Several of this week’s written answers in Tynwald, unsurprisingly, relate to ongoing Steam Packet issues. The issues raised ranged from legal advice to scheduling of services during the pandemic. The answers also included the terms of reference from the investigation ordered by the Chief Minister, however these can be found […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone. Sad news that another member of our community has lost their life to Covid-19 My heart goes out to family and friends. Sincere condolences The unhappy fact is that Covid has taken so many lives around the world We have now tragically […]
Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly has told Gef we have to keep our economy moving forward, particularly as we emerge from the pandemic. He said that every department has faced its challenges during the pandemic but that thanks to the island having a strong economy prior to the pandemic, we have […]