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Updated Covid-19 measures announced to protect the Isle of Man community and economy

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has this week announced new emergency measures to protect the Isle of Man and its residents in light of the continued global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

DATE 07/01/2021

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has this week announced new emergency measures to protect the Isle of Man and its residents in light of the continued global Covid-19 pandemic. These measures will be in place for an initial 21 days from 00.01am on Thursday 7th January 2021.

Decisions have been made by the Council of Ministers and are deemed to be in the best interests of the Island’s community and economy. The Isle of Man Government have taken strong decisive action which they hope will have maximum impact, allowing the Island to return to the normality it has previously benefited from over the last 6 months.

A new testing regime will come into place for anyone returning to the Island, three tests will be required, on the first, sixth or seventh, and the thirteenth day of isolation.

Measures announced recently also included:

  • Those displaying symptoms of Covid-19 will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days
  • Those aged 70 and over or pregnant or have underlying health conditions are strongly advised to take extra care to prevent the possibility of being infected
  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings with people outside of your household will not be permitted
  • Exercise outside once a day is permitted
  • Return to social distancing of two metres everywhere outside the home
  • Wearing a face covering will be mandatory on public transport, and strongly recommended when in public places
  • The 2021 Isle of Man TT is cancelled to protect the Island’s critical care services
  • Schools are closed
  • All hospitality venues are closed. The only exception will be for takeaway or delivery.
  • All non-essential shops are closed

The Chief Minister said: ‘Stay at home if you can. If you can’t then ensure you do everything in your power to be safe. Remember the basics that you did so well in the spring. Wash hands. Keep distance. And this time we are also going to ask you to use face coverings as much as possible.’

He added: ‘We have done this before – you know what to do to keep yourselves, your family and friends and our community safe – and together we can do it again.’

‘Stay safe. Be responsible and whenever you can please stay at home.’

Further details can be found on the Isle of Man Government Website https://www.gov.im/coronavirus

If you would like to know more about relocating to the Isle of Man please email locate.dfe@gov.im a member of our Locate Team will be happy to assist.

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