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Covid-19 Community Line 686262 Launched

An information line for the community 686262 has been launched and will operate 8am to 6pm every day from today. This will be a line for non-medical calls and queries – the line will aim to provide:

  • Support for people in the community who are vulnerable, or becoming vulnerable due to COVID-19
  • An information point re: COVID-19 measures and guidance
  • Answers to queries regarding Government measures put in place in response to COVID-19 (for example financial support available through Treasury etc)
  • A place for people concerned about others breaching self-isolation / stay at home guidelines

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Thank you to everyone helping through this emergency

Thursday’s #ClapfortheNHS campaign made its way to our shores, with people across the Island standing on their doorsteps to clap and cheer the work of our health and social care professionals.

It was a moving moment of community solidarity across the Isle of Man and shows the deep and heartfelt appreciation we have of for those working to preserve life in these turbulent times.

We also want to thank those keeping the lights on and providing heating, those maintaining our schools for key workers, farmers, ports staff, bus drivers and key infrastructure personnel, those working from home, keeping our shops going, helping others, and to everyone self isolating. The community has never been stronger; this will get us through these difficult times.

Please note medical calls, regarding symptoms, testing or self-isolation should be made to 111

More information on the current guidelines and updates can be found at https://covid19.gov.im

Due to the current restrictions there will be no MHK commissioner surgery next month, but we are both available by phone or email.

Best wishes

Ray

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Emergency Coronavirus Measures Announced

Emergency measures to protect the Isle of Man and its residents in light of the global coronavirus pandemic have been announced. These measures include:

  • Anyone arriving in the Isle of Man from 23.59 tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March) will be required to take immediate action:
    • Those displaying symptoms of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days
    • Those not displaying symptoms of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days, to eliminate the possibility they are carrying infection
  • Those aged 70 and over or pregnant or have underlying health conditions are strongly advised to take extra care to prevent the possibility of being infected. More guidance will be issued shortly
  • The 2020 Isle of Man TT is cancelled to protect the Island’s critical care services
  • Schools will remain open
  • Testing for coronavirus in the community will be stepped up with immediate effect
  • Due to the measures being introduced today, at this stage Government will not be placing any restriction on public gatherings
  • The Government will be taking necessary steps to postpone both the 2020 local authority general elections and the Douglas South by-election until further notice
  • A package of measures will be introduced by the Treasury to support the Island’s workforce and protect the economy

More can be found on signs and symptoms about coronavirus and advice on self-isolation at http://www.gov.im/coronavirus

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March Surgery this Saturday 11am at Peel Town Hall

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

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Western Wellbeing Centre to be officially opened this month

The Western Wellbeing Centre in Peel which is part of the integrated health strategy is being officially opened on February 24th. More information can be found below:

January 2020 Integrated Care Project in the West Newsletter

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St Patrick’s Court is officially opened

It was wonderful to open more new sheltered housing for Peel and the West, which has been completed to the highest standards.

Thank you to the committee and all those involved in making it a reality.

 

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Good progress made constructing the lagoon to take the silt from Peel Harbour

Good progress is being made constructing the lagoon to take the silt from Peel Harbour as shown in the photo taken recently. The plan is that once the silt is dried, it will be transported to Turkeylands.

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Ambitious Plans to reduce Carbon Emissions Approved By Tynwald

Following Professor Curran’s independent report, Tynwald approved plans to reduce carbon emissions to achieve net zero by 2050. Some measures such as tree planting will begin within the next year. More information can be found below.

Climate Change Action Plan

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February Surgery this Saturday at Peel Town Hall from 10am

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

All welcome.

Ray Harmer

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Liverpool Ferry Terminal Ground Breaking Ceremony takes place

The Ground-Breaking ceremony took place on Friday 17th January 2020.

The event included meeting Mersey Marine, local & national businesses and a visit to the shipyards of Cammell Laird where both the Ben my Chree and the Manannan are serviced and where the only large scale ship building takes place in the British Isles, such as the Sir David Attenborough which was in dock.

Old pumps used the princess tides docks need to be removed.Twenty metre deep shafts will provide challenges to the construction.

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