Skip to main content

Schools and nurseries

The Island is now in its “Stay Responsible” response to the pandemic and whilst the circumstances on the Isle of Man are positive it is very important to continue some of the effective measures that have helped us get here:

Good hygiene practise remains vital. We should all be regularly and thoroughly washing our hands with soap and water for the recommended 20 seconds and ensuring they are properly dry afterwards. Coughing or sneezing should be done in to your elbow or a tissue – catch it, bin it, kill it! These simple measures will be promoted during the school day and we would encourage you all to do the same at home.

If your child develops symptoms of any illness, they should remain at home.  If they, or anybody in their household, develops flu like symptoms, take the online assessment, call your doctor or the Isle of Man COVID-111 telephone service to discover if testing is required.

To ensure the safety and welfare of our children, we ask that adults do not make use of school grounds during school hours.

If you have any concerns or specific questions regarding your child’s return to school, please contact the school directly.

University College Isle of Man is open as normal.    

Examinations

As a result of school closures all external exams were cancelled by examination boards both operating regionally and internationally. The following public guidance provides details on how exams have been affected as part of the school closures: 

COVID-19: Cancellation of Key Stage 4 and 5 External Examinations Summer 2020

Nurseries, playgroups and childminders

All child day care providers and childminders are open as per pre-pandemic guidelines.  Further details can be found here Registration and Inspection Unit

Good hygiene practise remains vital. We should all be regularly and thoroughly washing our hands with soap and water for the recommended 20 seconds and ensuring they are properly dry afterwards. Coughing or sneezing should be done in to your elbow or a tissue – catch it, bin it, kill it!  These simple measures will be encouraged during every session and we would urge you all to do the same at home.

If your child develops symptoms of any illness, they should remain at home.  If they, or anybody in their household, develops flu like symptoms, take the online assessment, call your doctor or the Isle of Man COVID-111 telephone service to discover if testing is required.

A list of child day care providers can be found here Child Day Care Centres and a list of childminders can be found here Registered Childminders