Schools returned yesterday
The education minister has been challenged in Tynwald as to why new Covid-19 measures weren't brought in over the Christmas period.
School children returned to the classrooms yesterday (4 January).
Julie Edge was questioned at a special sitting of the court where members unanimously passed the latest Coronavirus regulations.
She told the court the court advice from the director of public health was that pre-Christmas measures were adequate.
It followed Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Tim Glover highlighting the significant rise in cases due to Omicron: