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Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Briefing - 28 November 2021

28/11/2021

Good evening

Over the past 72 hours you will have seen and heard a great deal in the news about a variant of the COVID-19 virus that is causing concern.…

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Government continues to review COVID-19 position following UK announcements

27/11/2021

All 21 people identified on the Island as having travelled from countries that were yesterday added to the UK’s red list have now been contacted and testing for COVID-19 is…

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Island’s precautionary response to new COVID-19 variant

26/11/2021

Precautionary actions are underway to reduce the risk of a new COVID-19 variant being transmitted in the Isle of Man.

The designation of a new Variant under Investigation by the…

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All 16-17 year olds to receive second COVID vaccine

17/11/2021

All 16 -17 year olds on the Island will now be offered a second dose following the latest advice from the UK’s Joint Commission on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The…

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Booster vaccine extended to those aged 40 and over

17/11/2021

The COVID booster vaccine rollout is being extended to include those aged 40 and over to offer further protection against the virus ahead of winter.

The Island is to follow…

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Public encouraged to be responsible this winter to help prevent spread of COVID-19

12/11/2021

The Chief Minister Alfred Cannan MHK has set out a clear message that personal and collective responsibility sit at the heart of the preventing the spread of COVID-19 this winter.…

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Northern booster vaccine clinic this weekend

11/11/2021

Appointment-only pop-up vaccine clinics are being held in the north of the Island this weekend to offer boosters to those who are eligible.  

The clinics, held at Ramsey District Cottage…

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Walk-in clinic for COVID vaccine tomorrow

05/11/2021

A walk-in clinic offering the COVID vaccine will be available tomorrow (6 November 2021) in an attempt to offer more of the eligible population increased protection against the virus.

The…

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UK/EU agreement provides simpler international travel for Island residents

01/11/2021

Isle of Man residents are to benefit from a new agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union linking up their vaccination certification systems. The move means the NHS…

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Business Adaptation Grant Helps Businesses Increase Ventilation

29/10/2021

The Isle of Man’s Coronavirus Business Adaptation Grant has been designed to support Isle of Man businesses who would like to diversify their offering, or make adaptations to their facilities…

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Bespoke booster clinics for adults with a learning disability

28/10/2021

Adults with a learning disability are to be offered a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a series of bespoke sessions next month, in what for many will be familiar…

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Residents urged to get their COVID booster vaccine

28/10/2021

Island residents are being urged to come forward for their booster vaccine when invited to boost their immunity ahead of the winter season.

The COVID-19 booster vaccine is being offered…

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Public encouraged to play their part in preventing spread of COVID-19

21/10/2021

The public are being encouraged to continue playing their part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with a focus on hands, face, space and fresh air and taking…

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Young people aged 12 – 17 encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccine

20/10/2021

Young people aged 12 – 17 are being encouraged to register for the COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce the transmission of the virus within this age group. 

Recent data from…

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Consent process for COVID-19 booster vaccinations

11/10/2021

Relatives and carers of people who cannot give informed consent for their Covid-19 booster vaccination are reminded that a ‘best interest’ declaration from their GP will be needed before a…

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Changes to Island’s border restrictions to reflect UK travel requirements

04/10/2021

Changes to the Island’s border restrictions have come into effect to reflect simplified rules for international arrivals into England, announced last month by the UK Government.

The current red, amber,…

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Key stage of COVID-19 vaccination booster rollout set to begin

04/10/2021

The rollout of booster jabs to older adults and some of the most vulnerable members of the community is due to start next week, boosting immunity to COVID-19 for tens…

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Appointment-only vaccination clinics for 12 – 15 year olds (1)

30/09/2021

Island-wide vaccination clinics are being held next weekend for young people aged 12-15 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinics will be open for this age group to receive the…

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Seasonal flu vaccinations will help boost immunity this winter

24/09/2021

Island residents are being encouraged to protect themselves from serious illness this winter by boosting their immunity with a seasonal flu jab and a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

Flu vaccinations are…

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Technology extends scope to enhance use of patient data

21/09/2021

Patients in the Isle of Man have been accessing their medical records online via EMIS Patient Access for almost five years – and can now also view those records securely…

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