This week has seen the final phase of reopening following the relaxation of social distancing rules.
The state of emergency will end this week after the transitional regulations have been debated in what is hopefully the last emergency Tynwald on Friday.
With the presence of Covid-19 still growing across the world, there may be a need to re-introduce some measures if the virus returns on island. These are detailed in the following document stay-responsible which will be sent to all households.
A huge thank you to everyone, together we have made this possible.
Our monthly surgery with the Commissioners, Geoffrey Boot MHK and myself will restart on Saturday 11th July at the Peel Town Hall from 11am to midday.
Ray Harmer MHK
Plans to improve Michael Street and Atholl Pace will be on show this Thursday 10am to 6pm at Peel Town Hall.
An important milestone in the battle against Covid-19 was achieved on the island with no active cases for the first time since the outbreak.
Thank you to everyone on the front line taking us through this difficult time.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.