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Monday's border changes will go ahead, confirms Chief Minister

Council of Ministers to keep UK situation under review

Changes to the Isle of Man’s borders announced earlier this week will come into effect on Monday. 
 
Having reviewed the latest data, the Council of Ministers have agreed it is the right course of action. 
 
Chief Minister Howard Quayle said: 'We have reviewed the data and believe that this is the right balance for the current circumstances.'

'We are happy to confirm that the Island can progress with the next round of changes to our borders.'

'This ease in isolation requirements will hopefully mean more flexibility for those able to travel.'

'For the moment, we will not be changing the categories of those who are eligible to travel to the Island: Isle of Man Residents, immediate family, property owners and those with a contract of employment of at least three months.' 
 
'There are still some areas of uncertainty and concern regarding the UK’s current situation. We will continue to review relevant developments including the impact of the India variant.'
 
'We encourage all residents to think carefully when considering travel and to make the right personal choices.'

'It is important to bear in mind that the situation can change rapidly and anyone travelling needs to prepare for these eventualities.'
 
'As a community we still need to stay vigilant. If you show any COVID-19 symptoms please isolate and call 111.'

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