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Current situation

As of 00:01 on Thursday 07 January 2021, you must stay at home unless you are an essential worker. Restrictions will be reintroduced on the Isle of Man to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – including the legal requirement for social distancing, working from home and the closure of all non-essential businesses. You must not mix with people from outside your household. If you are in a public place, you must keep a distance of at least 2 metres from those outside your household, that is, people you don’t currently live with. Face coverings are strongly recommended in all public settings, and are mandatory on public transport. No indoor or outdoor gatherings are permitted (other than funerals, where up to 10 people may attend). Please wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds each time. Please ensure you sneeze into a tissue, cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.

Latest updates

Daily figures including the number of cases and the number of vaccinations carried out.

Locations identified that could pose low risk of COVID-19

Anyone who has visited or was working in any of the locations listed, during the relevant time period shown goes on to develop symptoms of COVID-19, they are encouraged to self-isolate and contact the COVID-111 service immediately.

Circuit-break - FAQ: What you need to know

Answers to the most frequently asked questions to our COVID-19 community help line.

Stay at home

Information about the current restrictions in place, including face coverings, social distancing and more.

Gatherings and restrictions

Indoor and outdoor gatherings with people outside of your household are not be permitted. You should try to stay at home, only leaving for essential purposes.

Guidance on face coverings

Wearing a face covering is mandatory on public transport, and strongly recommended when in public places.

Leaving the house & exercise

You can exercise outdoors once a day, for any length of time, but you should try to avoid communal or busy areas (parks/beaches) and wash your hands where possible. Face coverings are strongly recommended when in busy public areas, and you cannot exercise with anyone outside of your household.


Schools and nurseries in the Isle of Man are closed to most children. All five high schools and nine primary schools, with special educational needs support, will be kept open to provide care for vulnerable children and those whose parents are classed as critical to the Island’s COVID-19 response.

On-Island essential worker list

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision.

Noble's hospital visiting policy

During the COVID-19 situation visitors to Noble’s and Ramsey Hospitals will be severely restricted and will be in exceptional circumstances.

Travel & borders

Information on borders, advice for travellers and returning residents.