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Change to COVID-19 testing for international arrivals


From 00:01 on Tuesday 11 January 2022 any arriving international travellers, who are fully vaccinated and eligible for entry to the Isle of Man, will no longer have to…

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Manx Isolation Payment to provide more financial support to more people


A new £300 Manx Isolation Payment will come into effect on Monday 10 January for those who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to work.

The lump-sum will replace…

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Vaccinations continue apace in 2022


Island residents are being urged to come forward for the COVID-19 jabs they’re eligible for – and start 2022 with the best protection from serious illness caused by the virus.…

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Vaccine extended to further age groups


Young children aged 5 – 11 at higher risk of COVID-19 will now be offered two doses of Pfizer BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine.

The decision follows the latest advice from the…

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Islander’s urged to take personal responsibility in managing COVID with new self-testing measures


Chief Minister Alfred Cannan MHK last night announced changes to the Island’s response to COVID, including a move towards maximising the self-management of testing across the community. 

New evidence shows…

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Chief Minister's statement on COVID-19 - 20 December 2021


Good evening.

You will all be aware by now of the rapid spread of COVID infections across the United Kingdom and further afield caused by the recently identified Omicron variant.…

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Pregnant women strongly encouraged to get the COVID vaccine


Pregnant woman are being urged to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 following the publication of further evidence providing reassurance on the safety of the jab.

The latest data from the…

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Booster rollout ramping up ahead of Christmas


A major expansion in the Island’s rollout of booster jabs is underway. From this Saturday (18 Dec) top-up jabs will be available to all adults aged 40 and over and…

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Get your COVID Pass in time for travel in the New Year


Island residents planning overseas travel in the New Year are reminded to register for their NHS COVID Pass in good time – and ensure they can fulfil all necessary requirements…

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12 to 17 year olds vaccine clinic cancelled to further increase booster rollout


The vaccine clinic that was due to be held this weekend for 12 to17 year olds to receive a COVID vaccine is now cancelled.

Instead, the clinic will be used…

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Covid-19 PCR testing centre appointment time


Manx Care are asking the public to arrive as close as possible to their allocated PCR test time.

Manx Care staff are experiencing huge numbers of people turning up outside…

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Two possible cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant detected


Two possible cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in the Isle of Man.

The two cases were identified through PCR tests from individuals in the community.…

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COVID-19 Winter Disruption Scheme Open for Applications


Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Winter Disruption Scheme, which provides additional financial support to the Island’s catering, hospitality, leisure, tourism and travel, retail and lifestyle sectors, impacted by…

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No change to COVID-19 measures but situation remains under review


There are no plans at this stage for further changes to measures brought in last week to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, but the situation remains…

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COVID-19 swabbing centre forced to close


The COVID-19 swabbing centre at the Grandstand in Douglas has been forced to close temporarily for safety reasons, as a result of Storm Barra.

Every effort has been made to…

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First step for online booking of COVID-19 vaccination boosters


Older adults in the Island are among the first to use a new system for booking vaccination booster jabs online, which has gone live today.

The system offers Manx residents…

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Vaccine clinics for 12 to 17 year olds


Please note, the clinic on Saturday 18 December has been cancelled.

Walk-in clinics are being held for young people aged 12 to 17 to receive either their first or…

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Chief Minister praises public for response and urges continued vigilance


The National Covid Response Group met yesterday to further evaluate the Island's response to the Omicron variant.

Since the new measures came in at 4am Tuesday 30 November, the Island…

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£9m of Further COVID Support for Businesses this Winter


The Economic Recovery Group (ERG) has announced new and extended measures to support local businesses in light of continuing pressures around COVID-19.

  • A grant will be offered to all businesses…
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‘Know before you Go’ to Support Hospitality Businesses this Christmas


Individuals are being encouraged to take lateral flow tests before Christmas parties, which will help to enable events to go ahead safely, and to help minimise disruption to hospitality businesses…

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