Covid-19

BRIEFING Q&A WITH JAMES DAVIS

HOST: JAMES DAVIS FROM ISLE OF MAN ADVERTISING AND PR FEATURING: KATHRYN MAGSON, DR H AND THE GREAT MANX PUBLIC ANNETTE QN: WHY IS THE IOM VACCINE ROLLOT SO MUCH SLOWER THAN GUERNSEYS? KATHRYN: WE DON’T BELIEVE OUR PROGRAM IS BEHIND, WE STARTED A WEEK LATER THAN GUERNSEY. WE WILL […]

Manx Engineering’s Global Value

Engineering and manufacturing businesses based in the Isle of Man have continued to prove their significance on a global scale as they have stepped up to support the local and international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Turning their expertise to designing and producing essential medical equipment to help combat the […]

GOV UPDATE – 18th JAN 2021

HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  DAY 12, USUAL LINE UP IS IN THE ROOM / ON ZOOM  COMIN LADS MET THIS AM, WILL TELL YOU ABOUT IT AFTER THE… NUMBERS 12 AWAITING RESULTS  4 NEW CASES 2 TRAVELLERS 2 HIGH-RISK CONTACTS IN ISOLATION  53 ACTIVE CASES VACCINATIONS […]

Care Home Rollout Starts Monday

Residents of Southlands care home in Port Erin will be the first people on the Isle of Man to receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine tomorrow as the rollout moves into care homes. Unlike the Pfizer jab which has so far only been administered for three days a week, the DHSC intends […]

Care Home Visitor Suspension Extended

A suspension on visiting care homes has been extended until the end of circuit breaker lockdown. The DHSC’s homes for older people, dementia care residential units and its learning disability community homes remain closed to all non-essential visitors, to minimise the risk of Covid transmission to residents and staff. Additionally, […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 15TH JAN

HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  DAY 9 OF LOCKDOWN 2.0 NUMBERS 12 PEOPLE AWAITING RESULTS  1 NEW CASE FROM A TRAVELLER 39 ACTIVE CASES 1 IN HOSPITAL  MASKS SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WEAR THEM FOR VALID MEDICAL REASONS  PLEASE CONSIDER THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE A LEGIT REASON, JUST […]

Changes Made to Business Support

Changes have been made to the Circuit Break Lockdown Coronavirus Business Support Scheme to provide support to more businesses and the self-employed. The revised scheme provides eligible businesses and self-employed persons with a £1,500 grant towards business overheads where they have been adversely affected by the circuit break lockdown measures. […]

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now

GPs are continuing to embrace Covid working to cut down on the number of people needing to visit their surgery. What Happens Now? Patients who want to make an appointment with their GP should call the surgery in advance to arrange an appointment, which may be conducted on the phone, […]

New Covid Symptom Added

The gov has tonight added shortness of breath to the list of symptoms for Covid-19 and released the details of new locations that pose a low risk of the virus. Shortness of breath was added today by the DHSC’s Clinical Advisory Group in line with European Centre of Disease Prevention […]

Testing Times

Cast your minds back to the start of March 2020, when we began to see cases of Covid stack up in the UK and questions were being asked surrounding what happens when the virus would come to the island. This was before we were testing for the virus on our […]

Shielding Extended for Clinically Vulnerable

A further period of shielding is to be advised for people identified as clinically vulnerable and extremely clinically vulnerable, to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus.   People in these groups were offered guidance on protecting themselves by staying home and taking additional precautions for seven days, from when the […]