Lockdown eased and targeted to end by 1 February 21

Some better news – with the absence of community spread of Covid-19, lockdown measures are being eased. Those in construction are able to return to work including electricians, builders, roofers, gardeners and decorators.

It will possible to meet outside with one other household from this Saturday, as long as it is socially distanced and people continue to wear face coverings.

It is hoped to lift all the Island’s lockdown measures in just over a week on 1 February, if there continues to be no more community cases of Covid-19.

During these difficult times the £1,500 Covid business support payment, salary support and Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance are available to help businesses and employees.

More information can be found at https://covid19.gov.im/

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Over-80s invited to register for Covid vaccination

More than 4300 Island residents over the age of 80 are to be invited to come forward for a vaccination to protect themselves from the effects of Covid-19.

Letters will be sent to the over-80s at their home address from today (8 January), along with an information leaflet explaining what is involved in having a vaccination and the vital role the vaccination programme plays in the fight against the pandemic. A separate process is in place to arrange vaccinations for those aged over 80 who live in a care or nursing home.

Information about the vaccination programme is available on the government website at www.gov.im/covidvaccination including links to detailed information about the different vaccines, the authorisation and approval process they have undergone.

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Circuit Break Lockdown for the Isle of Man

Emergency measures to protect the Isle of Man and its residents in light of the recent Covid-19 outbreaks come in force today. These measures are detailed at https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/latest-updates/

The 111 line remains and the community line 686262 is available for any queries.

A huge thank you to the health service and everyone keeping the Isle of Man safe, supplied and running during these difficult times.

Sadly the surgery is postponed this month, but please contact me on 215577 or ray.harmer@gov.im if you have any issues or concerns.

The lockdown is intended to be short as part of the elimination strategy. It was wonderful to see over a thousand people already vaccinated this week. The vaccine rollout is now in full swing.

Stay safe.

Best wishes

Ray

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas 🎄 & a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year
Ray

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Fight continues for Clean Beaches & Bathing Waters in Peel and the West

Manx Utilities have withdrawn their planning application for sewage treatment in the West. This is so disappointing after all the efforts made over a long period of time to find a solution.

It is set against the the backdrop of Tynwald approving the latest EU bathing standards and four beaches on the Island being designated as clean bathing beaches.

It is incredible that Peel is still pumping raw sewage, wet wipes and plastics into our sea with the damage that causes our wildlife and natural environment. For Peel and the West this is fight we must continue.

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December Surgery tomorrow, Saturday December 12th at Peel Town Hall

The monthly surgery with Geoffrey Boot MHK and Commissioners will take place tomorrow Saturday, 12th December at the Peel Town Hall from 11am to midday.
All welcome.
Ray Harmer

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Isle of Man Bank Peel Update

Extremely disappointing news below from Mr McLaughlin of RBSI, with no concessions whatsoever. We continue to explore other options.

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November Surgery this Saturday 14th November at Peel Town Hall

The monthly surgery with Geoffrey Boot MHK and the Commissioners will take place this Saturday, 14th November at the Peel Town Hall from 11am to midday.
All welcome.
Ray Harmer

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October Surgery this Saturday at Peel Town Hall

The monthly surgery with Geoffrey Boot MHK and Commissioners will take place this Saturday, 10th October at the Peel Town Hall from 11am to midday.
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Ray Harmer

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Plans for Proposed New Science and Technology Block at QEII High School On Display

The plans for the proposed Science and Technology Block will be available to view in the school’s foyer from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 September.

The two floor extension will provide science laboratories, workshops and classrooms, together with a large flexible space linking it to the existing school building.

The proposal develops a sustainable, low carbon building, which complements and inspires the science and technology classes it will accommodate.

It is designed around a central spine which will provide collaborative teaching and study areas, serving as break-out spaces from the adjacent teaching areas. The building would be built on the west of the school and face Douglas Road.

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