Islanders need to ‘get used to living with virus’ as number of trips increase

This comes from the Minister of Health who said it was inevitable that COVID-19 would reappear on the island.

There are currently 20 active cases on the island (seven new cases in the last 24 hours) with no one in hospital.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, David Ashford said the vaccination program was the only way out of the pandemic.

About 90% of the Isle of Man‘s adult population is now vaccinated against COVID-19, with 60% having received their second dose.

Ferry crossings between Liverpool and the Isle of Man resume after the easing of border restrictions on June 28.

The airport is also seeing an increase in passenger numbers with flights operated between the island and Gatwick, Liverpool, Belfast, Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool and Heathrow.

According to figures from the Manx government, around 600 people arrived on the Isle of Man last Monday as border restrictions eased and more than a thousand are expected for the bank holiday weekend.

The border restriction changes mean people in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel here without testing or isolation.

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