Covid-19

Go with the lateral flow

Government are encouraging individuals to take lateral flow tests before Christmas parties. This advice is intended to help to enable events to go ahead safely, and to help minimise disruption to hospitality businesses this festive period. The Government are recommending that individuals do the following: Take an LFD test twice […]

IOM GOV BRIEFING – 12th MARCH

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 […]

Skelly – Our Brand Remains Strong

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 […]

Islander Dies from Covid

A patient at Noble’s Hospital has died of COVID-19. This is the first death from the virus in the Isle of Man since 5 November 2020.  It takes the total number of people to have lost their lives to the virus on the island to 26. Chief Minister, Howard Quayle […]

Amenity Sites Will Reopen As Soon As Possible

A joint statement has been issued on behalf of the operators of the island’s four civic amenity sites in response to questions about whether they should be closed during the latest lockdown. It reads: ‘The four civic amenity sites take very seriously the ongoing pandemic and have collectively worked together […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

Community Efforts As always there have been so many amazing efforts in support of others this week.  Every week our island manages to prove how close our community is. This week Heather Maddrell offered some of her abstract paintings in exchange for nothing but a donation to the Friends of […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 7th APRIL

FEAT – ASHY THE NUMBERS 1730 TESTS 205 WAITING 1525 CONCLUDED 150 CONFIRMED 6 IN HOSPITAL 2 IN ICU – BEING VENTILATED 17 IN NOBLES AWAITING TEST RESULTS  73 PRESUMED RECOVERED  76 ACTIVATED  40 CAPACITY OF WARDS 1 & 2 50 BEDS IN NEWLANDS TO BECOME AVAILABLE UPDATE HOWARD HAS MILD […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE: 1PM SPECIAL-7TH APRIL

A 1PM TREASURY SPECIAL WITH ALF THIS HAS CAUSED DISRUPTION WE’RE ALL WONDERING, WHEN WILL OUR ECONOMY START MOVING AGAIN? YOU MIGHT BE FINDING YOURSELF ON THE DOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN BENEFIT APPLICATIONS MERA (MANX EARNINGS REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCE) INTRODUCED YESTERDAY – 1143 APPLICATIONS […]