The Isle of Man Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK leads a press conference to announce that the 2020 TT has had to be cancelled due to travel restrictions put in place by the UK and Manx Governments.
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Message from Health Minister
Anyone arriving in the Isle of Man from 23.59 tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March) will be required to take immediate action. Those displaying symptoms of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Those not displaying symptoms of coronavirus will also be required to self-isolate for 14 days, to eliminate the possibility they are carrying infection.
Those aged 70 and over or pregnant or have underlying health conditions are strongly advised to take extra care to prevent the possibility of being infected. More guidance will be issued shortly
The 2020 Isle of Man TT is cancelled to protect the Island’s critical care services
Schools will remain open
Testing for coronavirus in the community will be stepped up with immediate effect
Due to the measures being introduced today, at this stage Government will not be placing any restriction on public gatherings
The Government will be taking necessary steps to postpone both the 2020 local authority general elections and the Douglas South by-election until further notice
A package of measures will be introduced by the Treasury to support the Island’s workforce and protect the economy.
I will be making a full statement to Tynwald tomorrow around the strategic planning going on in health should any outbreak occur.
Despite a new round of social media rumours today I can confirm once again that there are still no confirmed cases on island.