Isle of Man borders close to all non-residents – ITV News

The Isle of Man borders will be closed to all visitors as part of the latest strategy to tackle coronavirus in the Island.

Only people who are residents of the Isle of Man are allowed to enter the Island following the latest press conference held by the Isle of Man Government.

The restrictions will start from 9:00am on Monday 23rd March.

Various checks will be made at both sea ports and airports.

However a small number of people who may be vital to keeping the Island running or to the protection of life, will be permitted to travel.

This will require clearance from the Chief Secretary and a set of protocols confirming they are safe to travel.

The Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, made the announcement after taking on clinical advice.

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It was also announced that most schools in the Isle of Man will close at the end of the school day on Monday 23rd March.

Restaurants, cafes and pubs have also been told to close alongside the National Sports Centre and Curraghs Wildlife Park.

Source: itv.com

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