Social distancing rules to be removed in the Isle of Man

All social distancing rules in the Isle of Man are set to be removed from 15th June.

The Island will be the first place in the British Isles to fully loosen the rule.

The Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, made the announcement at the government press briefing.

There have been no new cases of coronavirus for 22 days.

However, social distancing measures are expected to remain for those working in healthcare environments, including care homes.

Other restrictions being lifted on 15th June include:

  • Outside gatherings of up to 30 people allowed.

  • Restaurants, pubs and cafés allowed to serve diners indoors, but will remain closed for drinkers.

  • Gyms permitted to partially reopen, but 'wet facilities' such as saunas remain shut.

The Island's border is to remain closed for the time being, but a decision on when it may start to be reopened will be discussed by the Council of Ministers at the end of the month.