This guidance may change and people are advised to check often to keep up with the latest advice.
Coronaviruses can be spread when people with the virus have close, sustained contact with people who are not infected. Typically this means spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person, such as talking to someone. The more you come into contact with the droplets from coughs and sneezes of an infected person, the more likely you are to catch the infection. This is the reason why people who either have the infection or show symptoms are being asked to self-isolate - to reduce the risk of infecting others.
From 00:01 on Thursday 07 January 2021 the 2m social distancing will be re-introduced in the Isle of Man to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please respect others and always maintain a distance of 2 metres from those outside of your household.
Individuals that fall into the clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable groups are advised to stay at home as much as possible and to avoid any face-to-face contact.