The Isle of Man Foodbank has said they’ve seen an increase in requests for support by families struggling to feed children out of school for the holidays.
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 […]
A scheme that will help reduce carbon emissions and household bills by helping people make properties more energy efficient will come into effect on October 1. The Green Living Grant scheme was approved by Tynwald, and is part of the gov’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050, for the benefit of the […]
Postal voting will be available for the first time in the Isle of Man during this year’s House of Keys General Election. The intention is to provide a convenient and secure alternative for registered electors who are unable to attend their allotted polling station or who choose not to vote […]
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 […]
The gov is exploring options around accommodating voters in this week’s local authority elections who may be required to isolate. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker said: ‘This matter has been looked at in-depth in recent days and is being taken extremely seriously to ensure that anyone who wishes to vote in […]
Isle of Man Transport has said the MER will not operate from Laxey to Ramsey & vice versa until further notice due what is calling ‘track maintenance’ This follows reports that a tram, which Gef understands was being driven by Director of Public Transport Ian Longworth, derailed at Lewaigue on […]
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This image provided on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Cologne district government shows the Blessem district of Erftstadt in Germany. (Rhein-Erft-Kreis via AP)
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.
Some of the midwifery team supporting the Rainbow Care service, (l-r) Elizabeth Quayle – Student Nurse on placement within Maternity, Maddy Taggart – Midwife, Dianne Rubery – Lead Midwife for Bereavement, Barbara Drinkwater – Staff Nurse.
Thousands flocked to Tynwald today to celebrate not only the island’s National Day, but the visit of HRH Princess Anne The Princess Royal. After 2020’s event was scaled down for reasons unknown, this year saw the return of all the pomp and ceremony usually associated with the day. The ceremony […]
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 […]
Without the mobile classrooms, the school has permanent capacity for 1,370 students, meaning it would be about 400 students over subscribed without them.
Credit: Google Street View
A planning application to cut down 25 elm trees from ‘one of Europe’s last elm tree tunnels’ to create a farm access road along Braaid Road in St Marks was debated in the House of Keys this morning amidst multiple protests, a petition and national media attention to opposition to […]
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 […]