Manx journey restrictions have been lifted for 16 and 17 year-olds who’ve had at the very least one Covid-19 vaccination.



a large boat in a body of water with a city in the background: About 1,775 young people aged between 16 and 17 are eligible for a vaccine


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About 1,775 younger individuals aged between 16 and 17 are eligible for a vaccine

The brand new exemption means those that qualify will not face testing or isolation upon arrival.

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About 900 of these eligible within the age bracket have now had a jab after the vaccine rollout was expanded final month.

Nonetheless, anybody over 18 nonetheless should have had each doses to entry the identical entitlement.

At this stage solely these 16 and 17-year-olds who’ve obtained the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine will probably be allowed.

Individuals should apply by means of the federal government’s on-line providers and proof of the vaccination have to be offered.

These aged 17 can apply themselves, however a “accountable grownup” should fill out the applying on behalf of 16-year-olds.

Functions have to be submitted at the very least three days earlier than travelling and the vaccine should have been administered at the very least two weeks beforehand.

They will even not be allowed to journey to the island if they’ve visited any international locations on the UK’s journey purple checklist within the 10 days previous to their arrival.

A vaccine clinic for these within the age group is being held within the south of the island this weekend, on Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 BST at Fortress Rushen Excessive College.

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