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  • Flume works restart at National Sports Centre

    Work to complete the flumes and leisure pool area at the National Sports Centre in Douglas has restarted after being postponed earlier in the year. A specialist contractor is now working on the final phase of the project during which noise and disruption will be kept to a minimum. The project may require some temporary pool hall closures and these will be communicated to the general public in advance. Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘I apologise for the delays in comp…

    read more 2 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • COVID-19: Schools being closely monitored during final week of summer term

    The Isle of Man Government is closely monitoring COVID-19 cases and how the number of people being asked to self-isolate after testing positive is affecting schools on the Island. Parents are still responsible for sending their children to school unless there is a medical reason why they cannot attend.  The Department of Education, Sport and Culture understands that some parents might choose not to send their children to school this week.  Pupils who stay home will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, b…

    read more Tue, Jul 20th 2021 4:01 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Opportunity to try cycling at inclusive Bike 4 Life open day

    People of all ages and abilities are invited to learn more about cycling at the National Sports Centre (NSC) on Friday 30 July. The open day, supported by Tower Insurance and Cycle 360, is part of Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Bike 4 Life scheme. The free session will see qualified cycling instructors from MSR and the Isle of Man Constabulary’s Road Safety Team help people who are new to cycling, low on confidence or just want brush up their bike skills, in a safe and inclusive environment. A range of…

    read more Wed, Jul 14th 2021 1:04 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • North American Manx Awards: Young people recognised for outstanding cultural contribution

    Students who made an outstanding contribution to Manx culture last year have been recognised by the North American Manx Association (NAMA).  The North American Manx Awards honour the achievements of children and young people in areas such as language, music and the arts. Roo Hyett, 14, and Sophia Taylor, 17, who both attend QEII were recognised for music and language respectively, and St John’s pupil Thomas McAleer was recognised for art. Ten-year-old Ben Cawtherley, an accomplished artist who attends Buns…

    read more Fri, Jul 9th 2021 6:27 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Sporting Club Isle of Man to sponsor Manx Youth Games

    Sporting Club Isle of Man to become the new headline sponsor of the Manx Youth Games from 2022 to 2024. The Club will support the Manx Sport and Recreation event for the next three Games, reinforcing a commitment to support the Manx community by promoting their existing social and sporting capital. The Manx Youth Games are the biggest multi-sport event for young people from school years 2 - 10 in the Isle of Man. The event attracts over 1000 participants across a variety sports with over 50 weekly training…

    read more Wed, Jul 7th 2021 11:54 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Minister Allinson’s Statement on COVID-19 - 1 July 2021

    This time in the school year staff and students are normally very busy. For sixth formers they are looking back on what they have learnt and finishing assessments and exams. For younger pupils they are looking forward to moving up to secondary school or sixth form. Due to the pandemic all students have been affected to some degree. I would like to thank our teachers and students for their dedication, hard work and patience as they navigated the systems created by the various award bodies to allocate centre…

    read more Thu, Jul 1st 2021 6:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Update on the COVID-19 situation in Schools

    A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and the headteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them.  The school remains open and contact tracing is underway.  A further student attending St Ninian’s High School has received a positive PCR test on Tuesday (29 June), following the return of a positive lateral flow test they had carried out at home. The school remains open and contact tracing is underway.  Mitigations include the extra supply of lateral flow…

    read more Wed, Jun 30th 2021 5:47 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • New caterers to transform NSC café

    A local caterer has been chosen to transform the café at the National Sports Centre and provide a healthy and locally sourced menu. Riverside Limited, who already run the Sound Café and Bradda Glen in the south of the Island, will take over the café on 01 July 2021, and the café will reopen on the 17 July 2021 for the summer holidays. Artist impressions and designs for refurbishment will be on display at the Cafe from 17 July so that customers can see the significant changes planned to take place in Septem…

    read more Wed, Jun 30th 2021 12:12 PM by www.gov.im

  • Update on COVID-19 situation at St Ninian’s High School

    Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested positive for the virus.  Contact tracing is continuing.  Following advice from Public Health, St Ninian’s High School will remain open to students, however interaction with other schools has been suspended and will be reviewed in a week’s time.  Mitigations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 are already in place at the school.  This includes reminders on…

    read more Tue, Jun 29th 2021 9:55 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Important message for students at St Ninian’s High School

    Three new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Isle of Man in the last 24 hours. Two are travel related and one was detected in a linked individual who is a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School.  The headteacher has been informed and is being provided with ongoing support.  Six other members of staff who have been in close contact with the individual have been traced and have tested negative; they are all self-isolating.  There is currently no evidence of spread to any of the students.  The he…

    read more Sun, Jun 27th 2021 11:13 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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