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New home testing scheme for COVID-19 close contacts

14/07/2021

A new home testing scheme has launched for close contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning an end to self-isolation.

The increase in COVID-19 cases in recent…

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Individuals urged to register for vaccine appointments

14/07/2021

As the current stage of the vaccination programme winds down, individuals still wanting to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are urged to register as soon as possible.

This call for residents…

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Government reviewing isolation for close contacts not yet fully vaccinated

14/07/2021

The Council of Ministers met yesterday (Tuesday 13 July) to explore ways to reduce the economic and social impact of COVID-19 self-isolation rules. 

Currently, anyone who is fully vaccinated does…

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Interim solution for Isle of Man residents requiring proof of vaccination status for international travel

12/07/2021

Isle of Man residents requiring proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel, in the next fortnight only, can now request a letter from Manx Care.

The measure has…

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No Covishield vaccines administered in the Isle of Man

09/07/2021

Isle of Man residents who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are being reassured that no doses branded Covishield have been administered on the Island.

Covishield – manufactured by the…

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Airport hub to close for vaccinations

04/07/2021

This Sunday will see the closure of the vaccination hub based at Ronaldsway Airport, nearly six months after it first opened.

With the Island moving to living in a world…

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Public urged to await rollout of NHS App for vaccination status

01/07/2021

Manx residents are being urged not to call their GPs or the Welcome Centre with questions about the NHS App, which will soon provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination status.…

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Minister Allinson’s Statement on COVID-19 - 1 July 2021

01/07/2021

This time in the school year staff and students are normally very busy.

For sixth formers they are looking back on what they have learnt and finishing assessments and exams.…

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Minister Ashford's Statement on COVID-19 - 1 July 2021

01/07/2021

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us. 

The Chief Minister is engaged in other duties this afternoon, so he has asked me to lead today’s briefing. I…

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Update on the COVID-19 situation in Schools

30/06/2021

A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and the headteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them.  The school remains open and…

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Changes to onward travel to the Isle of Man from amber list countries

29/06/2021

From Tuesday 29 June, anyone arriving in England from an amber list country and transiting through to the Isle of Man, will no longer be required to book private COVID-19…

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Isle of Man plays its part to help less developed countries tackle pandemic

28/06/2021

The Isle of Man Government has donated £800,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO) to help with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The money will be used to support…

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Update on COVID-19 situation at St Ninian’s High School

28/06/2021

Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested positive for the virus.  Contact…

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Important message for students at St Ninian’s High School

27/06/2021

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Isle of Man in the last 24 hours. Two are travel related and one was detected in a linked individual…

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Businesses and individuals reminded to be alert for COVID symptoms

26/06/2021

Businesses and individuals are reminded to be vigilant when it comes to COVID-19 symptoms.  Anyone who develops symptoms should immediately isolate and call 111.

The reminder applies to everyone, including…

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Vaccination Certificates proposals for international travel

25/06/2021

Island residents planning to travel abroad are being urged to download the UK NHS App so they are ready for its rollout in the Isle of Man, and able to…

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Vaccination rollout to pass two major milestones

24/06/2021

The Island’s vaccination programme is due to pass two major milestones this week as the rollout continues at pace. By Friday, 50% of the adult population will have had both…

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Digital approach to demonstrating vaccination status

17/06/2021

The final stages of planning are underway to provide Isle of Man residents with access to their COVID vaccination certification for travel, via the UK NHS App.

The UK NHS…

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Chief Minister's statement on COVID-19 - 17 June 2021

17/06/2021

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for taking the time to watch and listen.

I am joined today by the Minister for Health and Social Care and our Director of…

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COVID-19 Screening to be piloted with secondary school pupils

15/06/2021

A voluntary pilot testing scheme for COVID-19 is due to begin in secondary schools throughout this summer term.

The scheme will involve home testing lateral flow tests being offered to…

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