Report by Isle of Man Reporter Joshua Stokes
Social distancing, mask wearing and all restrictions on gatherings have been removed in the Isle of Man after three weeks of no new 'unexplained cases' on the Island.
The lockdown lifting has occurred following no evidence of spread 'in the community' since 30 March.
The only remaining restrictions are on the borders, which are still closed to all non-residents.
Only Manx residents and those with special circumstances are allowed to enter the Island through an application process.
Residents in the Isle of Man have been in their third lockdown since 3 March, after the virus started spreading from person to person but could not be traced.
This is the third time all on-Island restrictions will be lifted since the beginning of the pandemic.
Restrictions were lifted for the first time on 18 June 2020, which was followed by seven months of residents living a 'Covid-free' lifestyle.
The Island was then locked down for 25 days at the end of January 2021, before all restrictions were once again lifted on 1 February 2021.
By 3 March, the Isle of Man was into its third lockdown and people have been living with Covid-19 restrictions since then.
Bar and restaurant owners are urging caution as the Island opens up once more.
Geoff Joughin , Owner of Albert Hotel
The announcement was made by Chief Minister, Howard Quayle during a Covid-19 press briefing on Thursday 15 April.
It was also announced that indoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed from Saturday 17 April, prior to all rules being lifted.
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