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Borders restrictions to be reviewed mid-September

Thu, 26 Aug 2021


The Isle of Man’s current border restrictions will remain in place until at least mid-September.

The extension was agreed today at a virtual sitting of the Council of Ministers, and follows a commitment by the Chief Minister at last month’s Tynwald sitting to review the situation again by the end of August.

After considering the latest data in relation to infection rates and the number of people in hospital, in addition to the progress being made with the vaccination programme, Council agreed to postpone introducing unrestricted travel at this stage.

This approach is intended to bring a number of benefits, including:
• To continue delivering second vaccinations to those eligible, especially those who had doses delayed due to the current outbreak
• To enable 16 and 17 year olds to have their first vaccination
• To allow schools to reopen and to monitor the impact of students returning

The Isle of Man Government is also awaiting clarification from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) regarding vaccinations for those aged 12 to 15.


 

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