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Gatherings and freedom of movement


If you do not have symptoms:

There are no prohibitions on movement for a person who is asymptomatic, unless you are in receipt of a Direction Notice of Entry Certificate which stipulates a mandatory self-isolation period.

On the Isle of Man it is a legal requirement to complete a mandatory period of self-isolation for the following persons:

  • Any Isle of Man Resident who has arrived on the Isle of Man and been given a Direction Notice requiring 14 days self-isolation
  • Any person (Isle of Man Resident or Visitor) who has received a positive COVID-19 test result and has received a Direction Notice to self-isolate for 14 days
  • Any close contact (including household members) of a COVID-19 positive individual who has been identified as a high risk contact by the Cabinet Office Contact Tracing Team and received a Direction Notice to self-isolate for 14 days
  • Any person arriving on the Isle of Man who has received an Entry Certificate which specifies self-isolation or modified self-isolation for a period set out in the certificate. This includes Key Workers, Compassionate or persons returning from receiving essential medical treatment in the UK etc.

If you do have symptoms or live with someone who does:

It is important that you follow these guidelines to self-isolate.


the Direction Notice you should receive issued by the Cabinet Office, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to specify your mandatory 14 day self-isolation period from the date of the onset of your symptoms.