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Shoppers react to rule changes on gatherings

Today marked a significant change in government's approach to lockdown measures.

Rules on gatherings have been adjusted to allow ten people to meet outdoors - whilst maintaining social distancing - and two people to be invited into a home.

It's the latest step in the incremental easing of regulations designed to restrict the spread and impact of Covid-19.

Manx Radio went down to Strand Street in Douglas today, with a two-metre microphone pole, to ask shoppers for their thoughts on the new rules:

Among the other changes today:

  • Domestic cleaners can return to work, and libraries and auction houses can reopen.
  • Parents in the construction, trades and horticulture sectors - who have already been permitted to send their children to hub schools - are now able to send them to nurseries as well.
  • Campsites are another of the things which can reopen today, but not all of them are doing so.

    Camping at the Sulby Claddagh and the Ayres National Nature Reserve remains suspended for the time being.

    There will be a further government update on this no later than 1 June.

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